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#651 2012-11-29 15:41:52

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hey guys, i wanted share this with moderator/head administrator or developer smile
I think arch linux is best os i ever tryed, im really happy with it and i feel much safe using it. It have everything i need and wonderfull community. Thanks for keeping it alive, ill try be much helpfull as possible, and im really enjoying timr spended near arch. Regards for brothers archers smile


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#652 2012-12-03 18:19:40

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Just wanted to say thank you for the monthly install medium updates. I immediately download and install onto a dedicated usb stick. That way when problem arises I am always ready to reinstall. I try to avoid problems by running a spartan install, so it remains both simpler and easier for me to reinstall.


Arch Linux is suited to the competent user.
Which ranks me right up there at highly incompetent.

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#653 2012-12-03 18:31:34

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the Unofficial Official Arch is the best thread...


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#654 2012-12-19 07:18:09

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch is really the best.

I am a open source supporter and of course a contributor.
I have tried almost all the major linux/bsd distributions. I was pretty satisfied with almost everyone of them until recently.
My personal preferred distros used to openSUSE for KDE and Fedora for GNOME. But I this time when I decided to upgrade my distro, none of the distros fedora, opensuse were stable (believe me their standard latest release versions were not stable).
So I started to look for some other distros. Then I tried Arch and I was amazed to see that it was working fine even after having all the bleeding edge features.

Hats off to the Arch community.

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#655 2013-01-04 00:51:52

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

right... i've been using Arch for a good while now.
had to reset my password just to login here again.

my profile says:

Registered: 2007-03-08
Last post: 2008-12-20 10:05:09
Last visit: 2009-02-26 17:42:10

so nearly 4 years of Arch usage, and not a single hiccup to talk about, mention, or question here.
I think I can safely say picking Arch (after Gentoo) about 6 years ago was one of my best linux decisions so far smile

THANK YOU all for keeping Arch alive and proving me right in my decision.

Shane

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#656 2013-01-04 01:24:41

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Nice.


Merging with the Official Arch is Best thread...


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#657 2013-01-05 05:33:45

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

In my opinion, Pacman is the best package manager I've ever used. Thank you to everyone involved in this great distribution as installing and configuring my Arch Linux setup was fun and taught me a lot about how Linux works.


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#658 2013-01-05 06:34:21

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

faceyourfaces wrote:

In my opinion, Pacman is the best package manager I've ever used. Thank you to everyone involved in this great distribution as installing and configuring my Arch Linux setup was fun and taught me a lot about how Linux works.

I just really like how simple pacman is for basic usage, yet provides enough power to have all the functionality I would expect from a quality package manager.  Also the fact that it is so rediculously fast is certainly a bonus.

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#659 2013-01-05 12:42:56

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

graysky wrote:

Religious... now that is probably a more accurate descriptor.

Internet is God and Arch is the church.

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#660 2013-01-12 07:29:00

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

So yesterday night, I decided to reinstall Arch on my dedicated server because of various issues, namely that I had not updated it since forever, the system broke at the glibc update because I seem to be unable to read and I wanted to change fundamental parts of the system since quite some time (systemd as init system, different filesystem layout, was never too happy with the raid system, grub-legacy being deprecated, wanted to use gpt partitioning, network via NetworManager though I must admit that one is not 100% necessary on a dedicated server that is always online via the same wired connection). Luckily I was smart enough and had everything important backed up so the major breakage was kind of welcome because I was now forced to reinstall the system.

I read the corresponding wiki articles (installing from existing linux, gpt, grub2, raid, systemd and whatnot) and followed them. After I think 2 hours I rebooted, knowing that most likely I wouldn't be able to log in via ssh after the reboot cause something wasn't properly configured, cause the system could fail me at so many levels, namely grub2, especially with / on raid0 and /boot on raid1, systemd, NetworkManager and ssh which I use socket-activated on a different port than 22 cause it reduces brute force attacks against the server by about 99.99% from my past experience.

I was quite pleasantly surprised when I saw was wrong.

I want to thank everyone involved, namely everyone who wrote the scripts I used, the wiki authors, and of course the Arch devs, including the trusted users. Arch has come a long way, even in the 4 years I use it. A lot of Arch specific stuff has been dropped, and I like it that way, I find it works better than ever, even in difficult scenarios.

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#661 2013-01-12 14:07:50

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merged IncredibleLaser's thread, originally titled "Reinstalled Arch Linux on my dedicated server yesterday".

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#662 2013-01-12 14:16:08

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Yeah, makes sense, only thought about the most appropriate forum, but forgot we had a thread dedicated to these stories. The "oh, nice" thread came to mind, but totally forgot that one, even though it' stickied.

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#663 2013-01-13 07:54:10

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Well for me its addicting
i've been 8-9 hours now without arch and i feel uneasy
The control it gives you is just amazing and it fast-tracks the learning curve for Linux


What's with all the duct tape?

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#664 2013-01-13 14:49:51

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I thought about switching back to Ubuntu because stuff like Steam always seems to support Ubuntu first and maybe a few other popular distros.  But, I just can't do it. Thanks arch devs for making a great distro

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#665 2013-01-14 12:35:57

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It's the best linux distro evar! Still looking for ease of pacman and yaourt ,and speed and effiency of systemd at work. Damn you Ubuntu I'll destroy it. ( My entry looks like a fan-girl entry "bla bla and bla bla and bla bla" big_smile )

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#666 2013-01-17 11:56:47

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

It can't get better than Arch.
I migrated to Arch after Ubuntu, LFS ( think updates big_smile ). I believe that after enough distro hopping, the choice would invariably converge to either Debian or Arch. The only deciding factor being the latest updates. I love the fact that it has no bloat and gives complete control. The only fuss I had was that after getting my head around upstart, I had to get it around systemd this time tongue. Also, being new to pacman, I sometimes miss apt and its super cow powers. big_smile

Edit: spelling

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#667 2013-01-17 15:13:16

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

DrDany wrote:
graysky wrote:

Religious... now that is probably a more accurate descriptor.

Internet is God and Arch is the church.

GNU/Linux is God and Arch is the Prophet


I've used Arch for a few years now. I can't exactly remember when I started using Arch, but I do remember coming to Arch after ditching Windoze and trying out a bunch of other distros/OSes (Debian, Gentoo {very very nice, but all that compiling..},Fedora, SuSE, Slackware {was seriously interesting also}, OpenBSD, Dragon Fly BSD).

To me, Arch is a wonder of simplicity. And in simplicity lies great power. Building up my system from a base & base-devel installation gives my the power to tweak it just the way I need. I have ultimate freedom on Arch without having to worry too much about compiling source code and what flags to use while doing so.

Lately I've been toying with the idea to build my own Arch/Xfce-based distro which would feature a nice framebuffer installer (including partitioning interface and an easy config tool) and a UI customizer (in stead of having to go to 2 places to change icons, window borders and UI elements). Sure, not the Arch-way, but I know there are a lot of people who would like it (aimed at people who already know how to install from scratch but sometimes just want to get going). But, I am a student and need to wrap up my year including thesis, on top of all the other projects I keep getting myself into (Raspberry Pi in a vintage jvc amplifier home theater project to name one), so It will probably be something for the summer holidays.

Anyway, TLDR; I love Arch and it inspires me a lot!

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#668 2013-01-21 14:06:32

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I would just like to take this time and say that this will now become my desktop of choice disto. I will use centos for my serverside projects, however I have found a distro that gives me control of everything. I love it all. I just want to give a shout out to the community. Thanks for the great work. ANd the Wiki is amazing!

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#669 2013-01-21 14:16:03

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

so far i have gnome, xfce, and cinnamon installed. I then went and found the top applications voted on by arch users and installed the top one or two for each catagory. So far i'm loving it and can't wait to play with it some more.

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#670 2013-01-21 17:15:04

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

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#671 2013-01-22 08:39:53

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

One PKGBUILD to rule them all. wink
Arch is my choice and thus the best in my opinion because of it's customizability.
Especially love the AUR.

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#672 2013-01-22 15:45:51

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Through all the changes, my rants, etc, Arch Linux is the best and the Arch Developers are the cream of the crop. Keep up the great work.


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#673 2013-01-26 06:24:21

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

As I'm waiting for pacman to yet again seamlessly update my box I thought I would post about how much I love Arch.

From time to time I start feeling curious and I browse other distro's sites, check out their forums, read their mission statements, etc. But none of them capture the essence that I think a good Linux distro should have.

Arch is so elegant, so beautiful, so simple yet complex, so perfectly configurable - without all the fluff that other distros cram in.

As pacman processes each package update I can recall with fondness the day I decided to add that particular package to my system, and let the joy of simple modular design wash away the nightmares of dealing with my Windows loaded work laptop riddled with unnecessary bullshit (I'm talking to you Windows *Secure* Download Manager) and lousy with black magic nonsensical file structures.


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#674 2013-01-31 17:59:27

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#675 2013-01-31 22:01:31

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging with the Official Arch is the Best thread...


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