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authorMatthew Marchese <maffblaster@gentoo.org>2017-08-05 22:21:49 -0700
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@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ title: 'About Gentoo'
<img src="/assets/img/bg/larry.png" class="img-responsive" alt="Larry the cow, a bit unhappy.">
</div>
<div class="col-md-8">
- Larry the Cow was a bit frustrated<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;at the current state of Linux distributions…
+ Larry the cow was a bit frustrated<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;at the current state of Linux distributions…
<br><br>
<div class="right">…until he tried Gentoo Linux.</div>
</div>
@@ -24,46 +24,46 @@ title: 'About Gentoo'
<p class="lead">
Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need.
<br>
- Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.
+ Extreme configurability, performance, and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.
</p>
<p>
- Thanks to a technology called <strong>Portage,</strong> Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation,
- professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else—whatever you need it to be.
- Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a metadistribution.
+ Thanks to a technology called <strong>Portage</strong>, Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation,
+ professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution, or something else—whatever you need it to be.
+ Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a <em>metadistribution</em>.
</p>
<p>
- Of course, Gentoo is more than just the software it provides.
- It is a community built around a distribution which is driven by more than 300 developers and thousands of users.
+ Of course, Gentoo is more than <i>just</i> software.
+ It is also a community around the distribution. Gentoo benefits from around 250 developers and <i>thousands</i> of users, many of which are experts in their fields.
The distribution project provides the means for the users to enjoy Gentoo:
- documentation, infrastructure, release engineering, software porting, quality assurance, security followup, hardening and more.
+ documentation, infrastructure, release engineering, software porting, quality assurance, security followup, hardening, and more.
</p>
<p>
- To advise on and help with Gentoo's global development, a 7-member council is elected on a yearly basis which decides on global issues,
- policies and advancements in the Gentoo project.
+ To advise and help Gentoo's global development, a 7-member council is elected on a yearly basis which decides on global issues,
+ policies, and advancements in the Gentoo project.
</p>
<h2>What is Portage?</h2>
<p class="lead">
- Portage is the heart of Gentoo, and performs many key functions. For one, Portage is the software distribution system for Gentoo:
+ Portage can be considered the heart of Gentoo: it is the software distribution system that performs many key functions in Gentoo systems:
</p>
<p>
- To get the latest software for Gentoo, you type one command: <kbd>emerge --sync</kbd>.
- This command tells Portage to update your local "Portage tree" over the Internet.
- Your local Portage tree contains a complete collection of scripts that can be used by Portage to create and install the latest Gentoo packages.
- Currently, we have more than 10000 packages in our Portage tree, with updates and new ones being added all the time.
+ To get the latest software for Gentoo, simply type one command: <kbd>emerge --sync</kbd>.
+ This command tells Portage to sync the Gentoo ebuild repository from a mirror.
+ The ebuild repository contains a complete collection of scripts that are used by Portage to create and install the latest packages.
+ Currently more than 19,000 unique packages are available for installation on Gentoo. New packages are being added all the time.
</p>
<p class="lead">
- Portage is also a package building and installation system:
+ Portage is also the package installation system:
</p>
<p>
- When you want to install a package, you type <kbd>emerge packagename</kbd>,
+ To install a package, type <kbd>emerge package</kbd>,
at which point Portage automatically builds a custom version of the package to your exact specifications,
optimizing it for your hardware and ensuring that the optional features in the package that you want are enabled—and those you don't want aren't.
</p>
@@ -73,5 +73,5 @@ title: 'About Gentoo'
</p>
<p>
- Typing one command (<kbd>emerge -uD world</kbd>) will ensure that all the packages that <em>you</em> want on your system are updated automatically.
+ Typing one command (<kbd>emerge -uD @world</kbd>) will ensure that all the packages on the system are updated automatically.
</p>
diff --git a/get-started/index.html b/get-started/index.html
index 4dd4093..91f903c 100644
--- a/get-started/index.html
+++ b/get-started/index.html
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ navtitle: 'Get started'
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-2 get-started-icon"><span class="fa fa-fw fa-power-off fa-5x"></span></div>
<div class="col-md-10">
- <h2 class="stick-top">Step 1: Boot a live environment</h2>
+ <h2 class="stick-top">Step 1: Boot a live environment.</h2>
<p>We offer a variety of live environments that allow you to perform the installation.</p>
<p>Choose between a lean console-only environment or a fully featured LiveDVD. Alternatively users are encouraged to try the Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD.</p>
@@ -29,7 +29,7 @@ navtitle: 'Get started'
<div class="row">
<div class="col-md-2 get-started-icon"><span class="fa fa-fw fa-book fa-5x"></span></div>
<div class="col-md-10">
- <h2 class="stick-top">Step 2: Follow the installation instructions</h2>
+ <h2 class="stick-top">Step 2: Follow the installation instructions.</h2>
<p>The Gentoo Handbook provides detailed documentation that guides you through the installation process.</p>
<p>There is no installation program&mdash;you're the installer. That way, you can apply all the customizations you desire.</p>
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ navtitle: 'Get started'
</div>
{% include hero-section/end %}
-<h2>After the Installation…</h2>
+<h2>After the installation…</h2>
<div class="row">
<div class="col-xs-12 col-md-3">
<h3><i class="fa fa-fw fa-comments-o"></i> Communicate</h3>
@@ -72,7 +72,7 @@ navtitle: 'Get started'
</p>
</div>
<div class="col-xs-12 col-md-3">
- <h3><i class="fa fa-fw fa-heart"></i> Donate</h3>
+ <h3><i style="color:#d9534f;" class="fa fa-fw fa-heart"></i> Donate</h3>
<p>
Your support is vital to keep us running.
Even little amounts help keep our servers online.