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#6726 2019-12-14 06:07:15

yjunr00t
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Registered: 2018-06-19
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

hello,Arch!
I have been install Arch on my lenovo laptop for six months.It runs well for the days.
NICE Linux Distribution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Arch Yes!

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#6727 2019-12-14 09:20:14

WithQuietEyes
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Registered: 2019-12-13
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Newbie to Arch! Or going to be, at any rate. I'm still reading through all the installation guides a few last times before I set it up!

I run Ubuntu right now, and I like it, but I'm a computer science student and I really want to understand the components of a computer system better, so I want to try the whole installaiton process. Also, I'll figure out the right thread to ask about things later but I want to see how hard it'd be to set up my own desktop environment!

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#6728 2019-12-14 12:44:17

ireshmm
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Registered: 2019-12-14
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello there, Another newbie to arch! I'm currently using Manjaro but definitely will switch to Arch. Reading through the installation guides now and wondering about all the amazing things I can do.

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#6729 2019-12-15 15:56:37

Linux-Is-Best
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Registered: 2019-11-29
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I left Microsoft Windows for Linux and it may appear that Arch Linux will be my distro of choice. I have been hardcore distro-hopped for about 3 years and my primary goal was to seek out a distro that was both current (up to date) and stable. Something most Windows users seek out religiously, as we want both the latest software and we want it stable.

Ultimately, I found myself switching primarily between Debian Sid, Fedora (Raw Hide), and Arch Linux.  What I noticed about many of the premade rollings distros was they often lacked stability. This was primarily because so many things were preinstalled and preconfigured that if 1 thing came crashing down it often would cause multiple things to come crashing down.  More than often that meant stuck at a black screen with a blinking cursor with little hope to even reach the terminal.  Which would mean starting from scratch all over again!

Arch Linux may not be the easiest Linux distro to install but once you have it installed it seems to be rock solid.  I update daily (sometimes hourly) using the most current software when released and my computer system keeps on working just fine.  The only time I ever had an issue was after installing Nvidia (390.x legacy) drivers and after an update, I found myself at a black screen, but it was simple to exit the prompt to the terminal and easy enough to uninstall Nvidia to depend on the default Linux drivers.

That would be my only advice to a Windows user. Your instinct is to install your graphic drivers. Don't.  The ones Linux provides are good enough and no matter what distro you ultimately use the manufacture graphic drivers will nearly always cause a problem, eventually. Once you have accepted that fact you'll enjoy Linux stress-free.

I have been happily using Arch Linux and I'm not looking back.

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#6730 2019-12-17 11:55:06

dderder
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Hi everyone,

I've been distro-hopping for some time and think I've found my distro in Arch.
I practised first on a VM and now installed it on a 10 year old Acer laptop. The wiki and the community seem great.
Thank you to all for this amazing project.

-DD

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#6731 2019-12-19 08:36:36

kn0_1
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Hey archlinux forums. I use Arch, thought I should get more acquainted with the community.
I like to do security things, it's challenging. Recently had significant time away from internet media for a mental health check.
Getting reacquainted. I once built an event-driven, user-land OS on the seL4 microkernel, and hosted my own blog and security applications. Nice2meetchuall.

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#6732 2019-12-24 04:06:51

7040
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Registered: 2019-12-24
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Greetings,
Newbie here.
Appreciate the opportunity given.
Great to meet you guys,


[7040@arch /]$  #never do this
[7040@arch /]$  rm -r *
[7040@arch /]$  #you've been warned

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#6733 2019-12-24 04:37:17

ghifari
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From: Jakarta, Indonesia
Registered: 2019-12-24
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi,
Newbie here, just decide to move from Ubuntu to Arch. Pleased to meet you guys

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#6734 2019-12-24 17:19:17

Bamarin
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Registered: 2019-12-22
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famar wrote:

Hi everyone!

Switching from Ubuntu to Arch, let's go! smile

Hey! I was introduced to Arch by @famar some years ago ^
I'm not so "noob" anymore but still here daily to get my problem solved lol
Finally decided to create an account 2 days ago, so here I am tongue

Hello, World!

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#6735 2019-12-25 10:05:21

kaarejens
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Registered: 2019-12-25
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Greetings fellow Archers.

Been using linux since the 90s, and arch for 6-7 years now, so maybe not a noob. Weirdly, never gotton around to joining the forums until now tongue
Wanting to give back to the community, so I have adopted som aur's and thought it now was time to see if I could be of any use on the forum as well.

To introduce myself; I am a IT professional, and a musician/producer/stage technition freelancer. I have been using StumpWM since I started using Arch, and would never think of changing that. I love embedded electronics (a la PCB design, MCU coding and making useless stuff) for fun, as far as time let's me dig into that world.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you, and hopefully be able to help someone along the way.

You can find me on IRC as tirrit if you want to chat nerdy to me smile

Peace

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#6736 2019-12-25 19:50:59

Spinnekop
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Registered: 2018-02-16
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Merry Christmas everybody and an Archy New Year


Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu
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#6737 2019-12-30 08:25:06

jmarcelofn
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From: Brazil
Registered: 2019-12-26
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello Arch, newbie at this distribution (almost one week) and really loving it. Great community, stable distro, great for learning and plenty of software. Cheers from Brazil.

Marcelo

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#6738 2019-12-30 09:59:14

tomdodson
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Registered: 2019-12-30
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Hi Archers,

I first installed arch in 2014 it took me almost a week to install and I didn't end up sticking with it. I tried again later in 2016 on my laptop but eventually was frustrated with nmcli trying to connect to starbucks wifi using i3wm. I tried again in 2018 and was using it with vfio and gpu pass through for games as my main PC it worked well but my motherboard was failing and I blamed it on arch for some reason and switched back to windows.

This last week I took a vacation and installed arch and cinnamon desktop and am slowly taking my time to get vfio back up and working. I have a really good feeling about this installation attempt and my system seems really stable compared to my previous attempts. I hope that I am finally a full time arch user now and I can work through any problems that may arise in the future.

Cheers to everyone and may 2020 bring you many sudo pacman -Syu's.

Tom

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#6739 2020-01-01 13:28:20

ska67
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Registered: 2020-01-01
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Hello,
from an old german Debian User.
After 20 years with Debian I was looking for a new distribution a few weeks ago.

Now, I am on Arch, and it feels great!

Stefan

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#6740 2020-01-04 14:30:45

cecca
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Registered: 2020-01-04
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HI!
I'm from Milan, Italy.
I've just finished to install my shiny new Arch Linux.
I'm coming from few months with Manjaro and long time relationship with Ubuntu.
I've tried XFCE (I love it ) but now I'm trying KDE. As soon as I'll become more familiar with Arch I wish to try i3.

Have a nice day!

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#6741 2020-01-05 06:46:42

hemingway15451
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

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#6742 2020-01-05 17:15:41

Tronix
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Registered: 2020-01-05
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Hello, user from Warsaw Poland
AcoLinux, Ach.
Have nice YEAR 2020 for all.

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#6743 2020-01-08 18:17:22

maciekglowacki
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From: Poznań, Poland
Registered: 2020-01-08
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Hi!

I've been using Arch for a while. Really enjoyed it but still have dual boot with Windows as I still need it from time to time. I've been using Ubuntu at uni but didn't like it that much. Hope to get a little bit more into the system and become a part of Arch community. See you later!

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#6744 2020-01-11 10:51:16

yoghurt
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Registered: 2020-01-11
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello!

Switched from mac to arch half a year ago and been loving it so far.
It's been a while since i last joined a forum so i might not be as used to the local customs yet smile

cheers!

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#6745 2020-01-14 18:41:50

mjwurtz
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From: France - Alsace
Registered: 2019-11-09
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello everybody,
After playing with Unix in the 80's, I fell in love with it, and naturally didn't want anything else on my personal system...
Linux filled a void (proprietary unixes were costly, and not very usable).
After using Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu and Mint, I eventually switched to Arch recently, thanks to my sons (who had been "converted" very young and now are better than me :-)
I was a bit reluctant because I was very accustomed to Cinnamon, but found gnome-shell very usable and customizable, so no problem.
My personal PC has a multiple boot (Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Windows XP and Windows 7), the later being a bit better for printing photos or for running an old Nikon film scanner, albeit I prefer now running them on a virtual machine...
But my XPS15 is pure Arch (and my wife's Surface go too), so it's time to come here, ask question and give some (hopefully good) advices !

Have a nice Linux year 2020 !


--
Michael

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#6746 2020-01-14 22:09:34

SanskritFritz
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

mjwurtz wrote:

Linux filled a void (proprietary unixes were costly, and not very usable).

How about a BSD variant?


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#6747 2020-01-15 08:32:13

mjwurtz
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From: France - Alsace
Registered: 2019-11-09
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

SanskritFritz wrote:
mjwurtz wrote:

Linux filled a void (proprietary unixes were costly, and not very usable).

How about a BSD variant?

Well, at work I managed a mix of System V and BSD based systems. Having sources from BSD, I even ported vi (a few changes were only needed) to my system V based computers, and wrote some drivers (custom graphic card on a system and magnetic tape delivered with a bugged driver on another system).
Going to the 386 based PC, I preferred Linux, and I'm still ok with that : the choice of applications fit more my needs...
Anyway, each flavor has its advantages but generally, it's not too difficult to port an application from one system to the other !
I'm not sectarian about linux/bsd or the best editor  ;-)


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Michael

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#6748 2020-01-17 15:49:27

dubcl
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Registered: 2020-01-14
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hi all, dub here, after a lot of years with Debian, Arch is my main OS since 2019, cheers!.


-- dub

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#6749 2020-01-18 17:45:58

ipgd
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Registered: 2018-01-13
Posts: 14

Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello,

I'm a Linux newbie.
I've used Ubuntu before, but seems doesnt satisfy me.
I want to know more about Linux internal.
I saw Arch Linux Wiki is detail enough.
So I decided to move to Arch Linux.

Mostly I use linux for Work under GNOME.
I'd love to configure my computer to my needs.

Anyway,
I'm not native English Speaker.
Tolerance among discussion is needed tongue

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#6750 2020-01-22 15:59:42

null_and_void
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Registered: 2020-01-22
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

Hello! I started using Linux as a child from a "red hat for dummies" book. After finding Arch a couple years ago, I uninstalled Windoze and never looked back.

I currently use arch for gaming and for my job as a full stack software engineer. I love how configurable, simple, and reproducible my system is.

It's easy for me to miss some simple things... I hope to help improve Arch documentation in any way I can smile

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