I am very interested in trying Gentoo and will most likely install (or try to) during the summer. I have a copy of Gentoo 2004.2 and was wondering if I would be okay with installing from that or if I should get 2005.0. Any major improvements or differences?
Also, how long would you estimate it takes to do a stage 1, stage 2 or stage 3 on a laptop with a P4 2.66Ghz and 512MB of ram.
By the way, is there a download link for the handbook instead of having to read it online? Is the guide on the CD?