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#151 2020-02-27 12:21:48

Gunslinger13
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch since fall 2015. Never found anything else that could replace it full time.

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#152 2020-03-06 22:08:36

Steo
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Registered: 2020-03-01
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've been running it as my daily driver since late summer 2019. I managed to mess up the system last month by stupidly accidentally formatting the NVMe drive when I wanted to test SteamOS. I reinstalled it ofc, but I really wish I hadn't made the mistake of deleting it.

Anyway, other than browsing the internet etc. I use it to game, and it does so nicely with the likes of Proton being out there.

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#153 2020-03-06 23:26:14

topcat01
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Registered: 2019-09-17
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

All my Linux machines are now on Arch. I'm a developer. I use FVWM mostly as the DE. Love the fact that with the DE loaded the system only uses 170 MB of RAM!

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#154 2020-03-09 03:23:36

rangoon
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Registered: 2020-02-14
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Techdox wrote:

I don't even own a computer

Dude, there is no shame in a potato big_smile


Gamer | Dad | Coffee Drinker | Kiwi | The Right Kind of Crazy

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#155 2020-03-09 11:33:29

fubarhouse
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yes... however I run macos on my laptop. The work laptop is mac, so I use it a fair bit when I can't get out of it.
Most of my work can be done from Arch but I still depend on it when WFM for a VPN which has a few things hidden behind it, sadly I don't WFM all the time...

Daily driver desktop is Arch, currently mixing between Plasma, AwesomeWM and i3wm.
Longer term I'll find my feet better, get a new laptop running Arch but I'm broke lolz.

I use it for _everything_ apart from EVGA peripheral configuration.
I'm afraid I have to maintain a windows drive still if I want to configure them. That one is not plugged in though, considerable effort needs to be made to get back to Windows and I've never had to do it since changing.

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#156 2020-03-09 13:19:27

Zod
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Registered: 2019-03-10
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

My laptop is now officially pure ArchLinux.

I used to dual boot with Win 10 pro but have since moved that installation into Qemu/KVM and run it as an appllication.


Edit: I play 2 games, Jane's 688(i) and TacOps, and have no intention of installing wine, I also need Win 10 for adobe-connect.

Last edited by Zod (2020-03-09 15:04:25)

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#157 2020-03-09 14:01:34

10PinkPanther
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Posts: 374

Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Since 2012.No windows or any other linux distributions.

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#158 2020-03-09 14:05:11

schard
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I'm using Arch Linux as my only Linux distro, both at work and at home, since 2014.
I still have one Windows 10 PC for gaming though.

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#159 2020-03-09 20:42:56

Escarina
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Registered: 2020-03-07
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Use Arch as my Daily driver since beginning last year , after a half year of manjaro xD
Is on my Laptop too. Win only in VM when needed .. long time i didnt boot it ^^

o7

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#160 2020-03-10 21:12:05

deepLinux
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Registered: 2014-04-11
Posts: 1

Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use arch just for fun. I play games on windows but in a vm with a gpu passthrough. Its kinda been the same thing since 2011. Cant wait to spend some more time on it.

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#161 2020-03-23 13:02:16

moogin
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Registered: 2019-12-14
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I'm a dog groomer who likes to play around with python in my spare time and I've been using Arch as my daily driver since around December-January-ish this year. So far I've enjoyed using it more than any other distro. I mainly use it for browsing the web, streaming video, gaming, and messing around with python.

Out of all the distros I've tried (Solus, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Mint, and Fedora) Arch has been the best gaming experience I've had with any distro.

I also like starting with just the terminal and building everything up from there. When I was in high school I used to like messing around with rainmeter on Windows, and I like being able to do that with my whole OS from scratch rather than just widgets on a desktop.

I also really liked pacman after I used it on Manjaro and didn't want to give it up if I switched distros.

I also wish that I tried i3wm before using Arch, its been a blast.

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#162 2020-04-07 04:31:18

piperdan
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2020-04-03
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yup,
Arch is my daily driver. Installed the Arch way. I'm retired, so I have no "work" laptop.

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#163 2020-04-22 18:43:39

f33dm3bits
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have Arch running on my personal laptop, my work laptop, my workstation at work, and my mediacenter. I run CentOS on my homeserver and my VPS.

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#164 2020-04-22 19:02:45

Slithery
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

f33dm3bits wrote:

I run CentOS on my homeserver and my VPS.

Traitor!!!


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#165 2020-04-23 04:20:06

f33dm3bits
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Slithery wrote:
f33dm3bits wrote:

I run CentOS on my homeserver and my VPS.

Traitor!!!

I'm new to Arch, have only been running it for 7 months. I will see when I have some more
experience with Arch if I will move those systems to Arch as well wink

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#166 2020-05-20 15:20:07

Moopy
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Registered: 2020-03-02
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I'm a software developer and started trying out Arch in a VM around november. Think it was around January when I installed it on an external SSD for the first time. Couple weeks after I chewed away some disk space from the ssd where windows is installed on and installed arch. Got about 30GB on it and it has been my daily driver ever since. I even have it installed on a VPS and an old laptop I'm using as a test machine that has a whole new life now without windows slowing it down.

Though 30GB forces me to be very picky about the size of what I put on it. I do now have my original external SSD mentioned earlier to put more files on but I store files using the cloud or a privately hosted nextcloud on my raspberry pi.

I've tried other distros before, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Suse but there was always issues. I love the minimalistic aspect, customizing EVERYTHING and above all: The wiki! Can't imagine going to any other OS now.

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#167 2020-09-02 22:26:33

mrazster
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yeah I have been using Arch as my daily driver since about early feb. after upgrading my hardware.
I do a fair amount of photo and some video editing as well as quite a bit gaming and the usual multimeda and webb stuff. Other than a couple of snaggs with broken packages during updates, "she´s" puring along nicely.


Arch...the way it was meant to be !!

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#168 2020-09-18 09:38:04

blackout
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Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 35

Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

First I tried it in 2013 on my notebook due to being unhappy with ubuntu(family) updates breaking every time, debian old packages or sid breaking thin when new releases are pushed and a lot of new packages came in.
fedoras package management was not satisfying for me.

So I'm using Linux since 2004 and have to admit, that during Arch install I learned more than the nearly 10 years before.

I was using it for my study, mainly coding, virtual machines and simulations (python, octave).
It was more reliable than expected. Only breakage on 2 occasions when using testing repository but rather easy to fix.

So after a few months of use I installed it on my Workstation at home and never changed back.
My new Workstation at home with dual Xeon 96 Threads runs perfectly fine since over year.

I have installed Arch  on my Workstation at work and I'm using
BTRFS since Kernel 4.0.

I have also installed it on the notebook and tablet of my girlfriend no issues so far.

Furthermore, I have the server of my mum's company running arch (file, db, mail server).
and one internal server at my office (file, gitlab-runner, OSM, backup, db, artifactory) running on arch no issues so far.

I run the critical tasks on BTRFS RAID10
and the less critical and my steam library on Raid5
and system disk on raid1

no issues since more than a year.
The btrfs guys are going the right path by fixing and performance improving the FS since a while

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#169 2020-10-23 09:52:27

Thomas_Do
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Running Arch on my work desktop since 9 years (no new installation but severall changes of hardware). Also on my work notebook und on my home desktop and notebook. My home server (kodi, file server ...) also runs Arch. However, on my external server (e-mail, webserver, openmeetings ...) I installed Ubuntu 18.04.

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