This is a not so authoritative guide to getting Gentoo Linux up, running, and usable. I am biased towards gnome2.2, sawfish, and gentoo. Consequently, this guide will reflect that. Despite my biases, I would highly recommend KDE 3.1 to everyone. I've used many distributions of Linux, but gentoo has been my favorite so far. However, I don't recommend gentoo for newbies.