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#1 2024-06-24 18:41:56

windy
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Registered: 2013-11-10
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One Decade with Arch

On this day ten years ago I installed Arch Linux on my desktop PC.

% head /var/log/pacman.log
[2014-06-24 19:18] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -r /mnt -Sy --cachedir=/mnt/var/cache/pacman/pkg --noconfirm base base-devel'
[2014-06-24 19:18] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed linux-api-headers (3.14.1-1)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed tzdata (2014e-1)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed iana-etc (2.30-4)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed filesystem (2014.06-2)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed glibc (2.19-5)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed ncurses (5.9-6)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed readline (6.3.006-1)
[2014-06-24 19:22] [PACMAN] installed bash (4.3.018-3)

It has been my primary OS since then and in the meantime the dual-boot Windows has been removed because gaming with Linux "just works".

Updating the very same installation nearly works flawlessly most of the time (3-4 times I had to fix something like incompatible NVidia drivers). Even moving to a different drive or mainboard did not cause any issues.

Many thanks to the people behind Arch and the great community!

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#2 2024-06-26 11:27:34

avidseeker
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Re: One Decade with Arch

Beautiful. In 2014, I was having a lot of trouble and frustration with Windows. I wish someone told me about an available alternative to this mess. Would you mind sharing how did you get into Linux?

Also, this might originates from my past experience with Windows, but if my system is very old, I feel that it is "unclean" because of all the packages that come and go and the remnants of dependencies that are removed. Not sure if this: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman … ckup_files fully "cleans" my system.

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#3 2024-06-26 19:45:03

windy
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Re: One Decade with Arch

Would you mind sharing how did you get into Linux?

My first distribution must have been SuSE Linux 6.0 in the late 90s. That did not work out but only a few years later I made the switch to Linux as my primary OS with Mandrake Linux.

Since then I tried a lot on my desktop: Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, and for the last 10 years Arch Linux.

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