All remarks noted
cmost wrote:--If you're worried about getting cut, then don't live on the bleeding edge. Use the stable repo only and even then, don't install updates without checking the forums first to ensure all is well.
Sorry, don't know what's the difference between "bleeding edge" and "stable repo", I thought things like Sulfur would simplify things. Does Equo/Sulfur not use "stable repo"?
--When installing updates, pay attention to what's being updated and know how to check your logs to see what's causing problems when things go wrong.
I agree and do check the forums who has problems, but check for yourself, how many people report problem X is happening after upgrade on DD/MM/YY ?
Suggestion - what if we reported on our Forum a daily message like "All updates dated 26/11/2011 are ok, programs checked - web browser, network/wireless, Multimedia, DVD burning, etc. checked" ?
--If it ain't broke, don't fix it - don't install updates for the sake of updating. Wait a few days and make sure others aren't having problems before you take the plunge.
I do wait a couple of days, but when all web-browsers are down, that is when I try an run all updates that come in. And I don't use the console because I can make things worse. I wait for someone to post some instructions on the Forum.
--When considering hardware purchases, check to see how well Linux supports the hardware you plan to buy. If your hardware isn't well supported, don't blame Sabayon or Linux; blame the hardware vendor for not supplying Linux software and drivers.
I don't know how many people reported problems related to hardware, as far as the recent problems they seem to have been GCC related.
--Don't mix the package managers! If you start with entropy/equo, don't sporadically start using emerge! Similarly, don't compile packages from source unless you know what you're doing. If there's a package you want, make a package request.
Some people suggest not using Sulfur that uses entropy/equo. Can something go wrong because of Sulfur?
Ever since Sulfur I hardly ever use Portage, unless Sabayon team says I can do to fix the problem.
--If you're apparently the only one with a problem after upgrading, then YOU have screwed up somewhere. Sorry.
I don't install anything manually nor I use Portage not do I download sources and compile by myself, I rely on Sulfur and Equo. I can't imagine how I can screw up something with those, that is why I use it.
Don't jump on the forums and start blaming the developers or start ranting and raving about how much Sabayon sucks.
I hope I was not the one seen saying "Linux sucks". I would never say that.
--Sabayon is not Windows
Thank God, and that is why I chose Sabayon and because it's free I understand that a glitch can slip through once in a while and developers have to have a platform and big audience to test things.
-If you want to use Linux, then understand that you're making a commitment to learn something about how your computer works! If you can't be bothered or aren't interested, then use Windows or Mac.
I think the majority of us understand the concept of Linux and appreciate what developers have for us to offer. A very BIG THANK YOU for that.
you're making a commitment to learn something
That goes BOTH ways, we learn something from you and we offer you the biggest testing community you can have, please appreciate if we try to provide some input and allow ourselves to go into hurdles to test your new ideas.
If we complain it is because we would like to inform that somewhere changes/update have gone too far without testing.
You also have massive testing community for free other companies need a huge budget for in order to test their products.
--Sometimes the command line is easier than a GUI. Likewise, sometimes it's faster and easier to edit a config file.
That defies using Sulfur and Equo as an unstable product or a not very efficient one.
--Sabayon is the product of many, many, MANY hours of hard work by UNPAID developers! Remember these wise words: you get what you pay for! You are not entitled to a warranty or ensured that YOUR specific hardware is supported.
Understood. Thank you all for giving us Sabayon on Gentoo. I did donate to the Linux community a couple of times. I wish there were some more coffee mugs and T-Shirts with the SL logo so I could buy some.
Best regards to All