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#1 2012-04-23 08:09:31

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Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Arch was named in the Lifehacker High Five - Five Best Linux Distributions by the commenters.

http://lifehacker.com/5904069/five-best … tributions

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#2 2012-04-23 11:35:47

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

No doubt Arch is a rising star!


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#3 2012-04-23 11:56:38

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Well pretty much everyone that tries Arch stays with Arch.

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#4 2012-04-23 12:17:54

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Not really. Every distro has its own problems. The longer you stay, the more problems you will come across. There is no perfect distro in this world!

All we do is a balancing act!


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#5 2012-04-23 12:24:57

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Arch sucks.

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#6 2012-04-23 12:27:07

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Allan wrote:

Arch sucks.

You suck.

Oh, wait..


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#7 2012-04-23 14:06:37

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Ya. Nothing is best. Every distros have their own targeted audience. And at this stage, Arch suits me. Not sure about tomorrow however. smile

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#8 2012-04-23 14:12:33

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Allan wrote:

Arch sucks.

I'd like to have a box of Arch's sent to my quaters, please.

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#9 2012-04-23 14:24:24

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Allan wrote:

Arch sucks.

Is there like an Open Source Watershed type site that, instead of listing how obsolete an operating system is, lists what percentage it sucks?

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#10 2012-04-23 14:52:26

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That's called "Distrowatch", drcouzelis. The suckage is counted live.

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#11 2012-04-23 15:26:59

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

All/Most* distros/OS's* suck the same amount, just in different ways. The one for you is the one that sucks in ways you do/don't* care about.


* delete as appropriate.


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#12 2012-04-23 18:45:35

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

But i like it when it sucks u.u


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#13 2012-04-24 01:29:46

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Arch sucks. The 'review' sucks more - they link to some dude's 'guide' rather than the Beginner's Guide smile cue a few dozen new users breaking their systems without ever knowing why.


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#14 2012-04-24 03:00:45

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

ngoonee wrote:

Arch sucks. The 'review' sucks more - they link to some dude's 'guide' rather than the Beginner's Guide smile cue a few dozen new users breaking their systems without ever knowing why.

Though to be fair, that guide also tells people they shouldn't rely solely on his instructions and points people to the Beginner's Guide. But still I imagine we'll be getting an influx of new users confused about why things don't work the way they're described in that guide (and would probably have even more that would be posting if they didn't get stuck on forum registration and give up)

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#15 2012-04-24 03:46:56

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

New linux users using Arch is, to quote Thomas Paine, '...  like administering medicine to the dead.'   

Most just don't appreciate it wink

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#16 2012-04-24 23:18:23

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

M177ER wrote:

Arch was named in the Lifehacker High Five - Five Best Linux Distributions by the commenters.

http://lifehacker.com/5904069/five-best … tributions

This says more about LifeHacker's readers than it does about Arch.  Typically, people who might like Arch tend to seek it out, while many people who try Arch based on a vague recommendation (usually something to do with being "hardcore" or some crap) don't get too far.  It's a funny world we live in.

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#17 2012-04-24 23:38:39

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Allan wrote:

Arch sucks.

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#18 2012-04-25 19:46:40

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

I keep trying other dustros but always come back to arch. Idk. I really don't like the setting up and the do nothing else aproach.  If there was really good recording software for Linux. I would use nothing but Linux.

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#19 2012-04-25 21:02:20

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ANOKNUSA wrote:

... while many people who try Arch based on a vague recommendation (usually something to do with being "hardcore" or some crap) don't get too far.  It's a funny world we live in.

I usually give this type of recommendation to total Linux noobs. There is no reason to use something easier in the beginning, just imagine all those folks back then when Linux was brand new. They had nothing but wooden toys and their imagination. So yeah, I help new users dive into Arch, so they won't adapt bad habits to begin with.

You can't do this with everybody, though, but if you meet the right padawan, you'll be shocked what a motivated noob with a keyboard can do.

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#20 2012-04-27 03:53:49

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

rfischer1984 wrote:

I keep trying other dustros but always come back to arch. Idk. I really don't like the setting up and the do nothing else aproach.  If there was really good recording software for Linux. I would use nothing but Linux.

I always thought Audacity was on of the big linux success stories?

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#21 2012-04-27 05:48:10

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

ANOKNUSA wrote:

This says more about LifeHacker's readers than it does about Arch.  Typically, people who might like Arch tend to seek it out, while many people who try Arch based on a vague recommendation (usually something to do with being "hardcore" or some crap) don't get too far.  It's a funny world we live in.

The commentary is pretty fair, though. They suggest plug-and-play distros like Mint and Ubuntu, "intermediate" distros like debian and Fedora, and our favorite power-user distro, Arch. Furthermore, the recomendation says arch is super-customizable... it doesn't lean on the "hardcore card" much. Besides, I came to Arch after it was recomended to me. smile

Awebb wrote:

I usually give this type of recommendation to total Linux noobs. There is no reason to use something easier in the beginning, just imagine all those folks back then when Linux was brand new. They had nothing but wooden toys and their imagination. So yeah, I help new users dive into Arch, so they won't adapt bad habits to begin with.

You can't do this with everybody, though, but if you meet the right padawan, you'll be shocked what a motivated noob with a keyboard can do.

+1


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#22 2012-04-27 06:23:27

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

Brcher wrote:
rfischer1984 wrote:

I keep trying other dustros but always come back to arch. Idk. I really don't like the setting up and the do nothing else aproach.  If there was really good recording software for Linux. I would use nothing but Linux.

I always thought Audacity was on of the big linux success stories?

You MUST be referring to Ardour, not Audacity..... Not that Audacity isn't good software, but it can't be mentioned in the same breath as Ardour.


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#23 2012-04-27 15:35:34

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

ANOKNUSA wrote:

Typically, people who might like Arch tend to seek it out, while many people who try Arch based on a vague recommendation (usually something to do with being "hardcore" or some crap) don't get too far.  It's a funny world we live in.

The problem with vague recommendations is that they are made to people who really don't know what kind of software they will eventually want to use.
If you're going to install Arch, then spend hours and hours making it work (except package management) like <popular distro>, then what's the point?
I tried it because I'm impatient and Gentoo (at the time) wasn't allowing me to try unfamiliar software fast enough, and other distros I tried sucked more than Arch.

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#24 2012-04-27 16:15:42

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

sbfreak wrote:

Well pretty much everyone that tries Arch stays with Arch.

thats true , I never tried any other distribution after Arch..
BTW i voted there too. big_smile


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#25 2012-04-27 16:37:28

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Re: Arch in Lifehacker High Five

illusionist wrote:
sbfreak wrote:

Well pretty much everyone that tries Arch stays with Arch.

thats true , I never tried any other distribution after Arch.

Not really. Having learned the Arch lesson, one can better understand the purpose of other solutions and deploy them where necessary. tongue


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