Whats up arch users! I just installed arch linux and this is an awesome distro. quick story...
I first tried linux many years ago, and I ran slackware. I didn't stick with me for long though. I went back to windows shortly thereafter (though it was cool). I then tried freebsd like 2 years ago and that was awesome, but again didn't stick with it for that long.
I started getting into music a lot more and so most of my time was spent playing guitar and producing music. I didn't make any time for computers anymore. And so for producing music, the only way to go, before I found out about ardour and JACK on a message board about a week ago, was using nuedo 2 (sequencer/multitrack program) running on windows. or analog tape decks, which I still like best, but thats a different topic.
Yea so anyway, I heard about being able to multitrack and sequence on Linux and I right away remembered how awesome, fast, cool, stable, and most of all fun that Linux and the bsd's were. Needless to say, I wanted to jump in and hang with the producers of the future, using open source software. hell yea.
I decided to install Linux once again and chose Arch because I looked around for small fast basic linux distro's. Arch came up with a few others, but arch stuck out to me more. Especially because of this forum, the documentation, and pacman. I Just installed it today, with basicly no problems. That's crazy in my experience with open source OS's. Very straight foward install. It really was a breeze. I suck at linux, real bad, and I had this thing up and running in 4 hours with the internet, xfce4, firefox, and sound working as well as dual booted with windows using lilo. I am posting this from linux now. awesome. The wiki doc's and searching this message board got me thru everything before lunch.
I need to refresh my memory on my shell commmands and tinker around a bit, then it is time to get to work turning my linux into a multitrack recording studio, and whats even cooler is... I can start having fun programming in perl and c again like the geek i was/am. hell yea. hopefully you guys will be around to help me getting my system to do what I need. this was basicly just a success story. peace!
Welcome, fellow Arch musician
Welcome to the forums... hope you'll have fun and visit often! 8)
welcome to arch, may your visit be long
http://www.linuxportalen.com -> Linux Help portal for Linux and ArchLinux (in swedish)
Dell Inspiron 8500
Kernel 2.6.14-archck1 (selfcompiled)
welcome, to the Arch musicians, and i point you to here, maybe it helps you...
Thanks guys. And thanks neri for the link. I'm glad to be back on linux.