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#3526 2013-11-07 15:08:55

Ahuri3
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Registered: 2013-11-07
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello !

I just started switching to arch ( rolling release, yeah! )
I'm historically a Debian (Crunchbang) user

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#3527 2013-11-08 09:57:48

Gioelem3
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Registered: 2013-11-08
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello to everyone.
I'm managing to install Arch on my new Surface Pro 2. I definitively HATE UEFI!

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#3528 2013-11-08 16:58:35

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

@Gioelem3, welcome!  When I first started fucking around with UEFI, I too thought that it seemed totally ass backwards.  But as I came to understand the basics of how it works, it makes sooooo much more sense, and it far more appropriate for the machines of today.  Keep at it, and you'll eventually see why it is advantageous.

(One of the things I really like about it is that I am not limited to a single bootloader.  So at the moment, I have syslinux-efi, gummiboot, refind, elilo, grub2-efi and some direct firmware entries which use the kernel's efistub as its own bootloader.  Neato!)

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#3529 2013-11-08 20:33:05

trantic
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Registered: 2013-11-08
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Just a quick hello and thank you.  I have actually been using the forums quite a bit.  Lots of helpful people and good information.  Thanks again everybody.

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#3530 2013-11-09 00:45:23

Welsh_Miner48
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 6

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Sukie wrote:

For the first year I was the queen of distro hoppers

Same 'ere. Just installed Arch. Never hopping again.

PS HELLO! big_smile


HP Workstation XW6000
4GB RAM
80 + 250 GB Western Digital Caviare
2x Intel Xeon 2.66GHz 512mb cache

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#3531 2013-11-09 15:00:43

vanhin
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From: Coimbra
Registered: 2013-07-12
Posts: 2

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everyone.

I've actually been watching both the forums and the irc channel closely, despite not participating.

Still a newbie to arch and linux in general, but with a great urge to learn. Arch already seems like a keeper, tough. smile

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#3532 2013-11-10 12:50:47

Emoryy
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From: Hungary
Registered: 2013-10-25
Posts: 22

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello

Coming from the Windows world, I just recently started to use Linux as a daily driver on my work laptop at my new job.
Needed it for Ruby on Rails, and RVM. Setting these up under windows or cygwin was quite cumbersome, and even then I had problems that I wouldn't have with Linux.
I knew about Linux Mint from earlier, so that was what I went with.

After a few weeks of using it I thought that I'll try Linux on my own laptop too, but for this I wanted a distro that gives a little bit bigger control. So I installed Arch.
It works well more or less, not perfectly. But I guess that's more due to the hardware (seems that having a legacy ati radeon is not the best thing in the world, especially if I want it to use with a fullhd external display).

Aside from that, I like customizing, and tinkering with software, and Arch most certainly is suited for that.

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toshiba satellite a300-1no, core2duo t5800@2ghz, 3gb ddr2, 120gb ocz vertex 3, 250gb wd scorpio blue, ati radeon hd3470

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#3533 2013-11-10 18:23:53

demanciel
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From: Cannes, France
Registered: 2012-01-18
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello!

Playing with Linux at home for the last 15 years or so, I went through Mandrake, Gentoo, Ubuntu and finally Archlinux that I started using approx. 2 years ago.
I often used this forum, though I never posted in it.
I really enjoy Arch, more especially for its (relative) simplicity and even more for its being allways up to date.

Well... that said I'm far from an expert and with less and less available free time, I become more and more of a newbie.
Oh... one last thing: I'm using KDE.

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#3534 2013-11-11 04:42:23

Egberto
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2013-11-11
Posts: 1
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!

I installed Arch and then I'm here now smile

I come from Ubuntu (previously I were using Gentoo, and before that other distros than don't use much).

Installed LXDE and life is good.


-- Digital Artisan --

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#3535 2013-11-11 16:17:26

kpy
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Registered: 2013-11-11
Posts: 4

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!

I installed Arch on my notebook and it's absolutely the best Linux I've ever tried.

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#3536 2013-11-11 19:02:41

P05TMAN
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Registered: 2013-11-08
Posts: 3

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi there!

I have been a Linux enthusiast for about 4 years, but stuck with the "safe" distros (e.g. Ubuntu and Fedora) and I'm tired of not learning. So now, I'm ready for the big-boy's distro and read a bit about different distributions on Linux.org, so that's how I learned about Arch. I'm running it on a VM so I can play without completely screwing myself out of a system, but I love it. I'm taking the plunge tonight and installing it on my laptop! I look forward to being a part of this community and contributing as I learn! There's so much to read here in the forums and in the wiki, so it may be quite some time before I post something, but my "door" is always open to new friends, especially other Linux users. I love to learn and am really impressed with this forum/wiki so far. Some real outstanding documentation that has answered every question that's come up since I first spun up the VM. Great to know there's such an extensive community with so much knowledge to tap into smile

Thanks Arch Linux!

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#3537 2013-11-12 09:28:35

archWillDo
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Registered: 2012-09-30
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello archers,
Have been using arch for some time now. It was not easy on the first day and there's still a lot of stuff for me to lean but I'm getting used to it.
Hope i can make some friends here.


Please correct me if I'm wrong about anything.
(= English is not my first language but I'll try my best. smile

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#3538 2013-11-13 23:09:37

Scriptiee
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Registered: 2013-11-13
Posts: 3

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hey guys!

New here, though running arch for the last 6+ months at home and at work, previously on Fedora, Debian, and Ubuntu. Been lurking the forums for quite some time, decided to register so I can thank you all for amazing support on here. If it wasn't for the forums I would probably already go back to one of the "newbie" friendly distros.

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#3539 2013-11-15 12:49:11

mohlerm
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From: Switzerland
Registered: 2013-11-15
Posts: 9

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi there,

I've been using different linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora) for a few years now but never got the time to dig into Arch.
Since I really enjoyed using i3 on top of Ubuntu I finally decided to make the switch to Arch.
I'm totally impressed by my lightweight system, my Thinkpad is incredibly fast and pretty much doubled it's battery life.

Installation (even on UEFI) went fine and I got my system perfectly set up. Thanks to the great resources like the beginners guide or the excellent wiki pages I never stumbled upon unsolvable problems (and there were a few tongue).
Now I'm looking forward to get a bit involved in the forum here big_smile

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#3540 2013-11-15 22:38:21

wizard343
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Registered: 2013-08-15
Posts: 1

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Hello. I'm Jacob a.k.a. wizard343, im 19 and I come from Poland. I am on the beginning of the road to the world of system administration. Quite new in the Linux comunity (only 2 years ), but all the way with Linux on primary desktop and servers (mostly Debian based systems). I use Arch Linux a few months, and I already know there's no more distro hopping for me smile

I am very glad to join you.

Best regards <3

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#3541 2013-11-16 12:14:48

mf
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From: Slovenia
Registered: 2013-11-16
Posts: 31

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello kind people of Arch!

I come from the land of Hackintoshes, Debian and stupid Windows boxes. I primarily use a Hackintosh, my laptops have Debian. Once in a while I use Windows. I've used Arch Linux ARM a year ago when I had a working Pogoplug as my "server", so I'm not unfamiliar with it. The plan is to use Arch on my laptops and dual-boot with Mac OSX on my main machine.

We shall speak again, cheers!

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#3542 2013-11-17 22:27:52

wywialm
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Registered: 2013-11-11
Posts: 6

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello!
I recently migrated to Arch from Ubuntu and since then installed Arch on almost all of my machines. No dual boots smile
Cheers!

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#3543 2013-11-18 00:56:08

ImperfectLink
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Registered: 2013-11-18
Posts: 16

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Greetings Archers. I've dabbled in linux for years but decided to jump (head first) into Arch fulltime to do some serious learning.

Cheers.

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#3544 2013-11-18 17:45:23

stormforce133
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From: Argentina
Registered: 2013-11-18
Posts: 14

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone!! Im new to Arch, so I'll be around here very often!

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#3545 2013-11-19 04:24:00

GeoL
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Registered: 2013-11-19
Posts: 2

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello World!

I'm relatively new to linux, Ubuntu was my first experience with a GNU/Linux OS a few years ago and I've tried a couple of other distros after that but I never really put time and effort to figure out how things work.

Only recently have I decided to explore and learn the ways of this wonderfull world. I've only spend a few weeks playing around with my Arch setup and all I can think of is how amazing Linux is.
It's brilliant, it's powerfull, it's flexible it's awesome! It's a digital playground, there is so much knowledge waiting to be obtained and so many different things to do with it.

I think i'm in love with Arch Linux!


I wish to learn the ways of Linux, Arch sensei.

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#3546 2013-11-19 11:59:09

Seaco
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Registered: 2013-11-15
Posts: 4

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi guys

another new member to the forum, been using linux for sometime now, it came time for experiment arch, for now its been a really good experience.

"see you around"

Seaco

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#3547 2013-11-20 16:57:20

leetheguy
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Registered: 2013-11-20
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Heyo!

I'm another import from Ubuntu.
Finally got sick of updates breaking my machine and leaving me with no idea of how to fix it every couple months.

The only solution was to learn what was going on behind the curtain and Arch is definitely the best way to do that.

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#3548 2013-11-21 14:46:46

ratcheer
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Registered: 2011-10-09
Posts: 650

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

I am back after a 13-month hiatus from Arch. I love the new install methodology! I have it set up as a lightweight awesome wm desktop.

Tim

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#3549 2013-11-22 04:33:17

Malumake
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Registered: 2013-11-22
Posts: 8

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Aloha all!  New Arch, but not Linux.  Having fun!

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#3550 2013-11-22 15:28:22

brianmillar9
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Registered: 2013-11-22
Posts: 8

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi everyone,
I'm new here also. I've used Debian based distros for a few years like Ubuntu and Mint. I love Linux and want to get to know the system better and have a more advanced and faster OS so I finally made the jump to Arch. The Arch installer gave me trouble as I've no internet connection that works during install so I installed ArchBang. So technically I'm an ArchBang user but it's still Arch and I removed OpenBox anyway wink
Hope to make friends here and learn a lot more about how Linux itself works. I've spent half of my time over the past month or so in a terminal and I'm loving it smile

Glad to be here,
Brian.

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