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#251 2012-12-08 21:30:26

IncredibleLaser
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I have better things to do then fixing broken machines caused by updates.  (?)Ubuntu, my last machine will belong to you as well.

Funny, I switched from Ubuntu to Arch because dist-upgrade always caused big trouble, especially with the proprietary nvidia driver.

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#252 2012-12-10 20:24:15

Ignatius881
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From: Oviedo (Spain)
Registered: 2011-01-01
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I chose Arch because I like not installing my system every sixth or eighth month, because I like easy-to-use rolling release distributions, because I can choose what desktop environment can I use without having one by default, etc.

I am just not used to systemd and other new things, so I need some time to use it fully. Now I come and go from time to time, but it's still my favourite Linux distribution big_smile

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#253 2012-12-19 05:54:34

vvsr
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Registered: 2012-12-18
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Installed Arch for the first time! Was using debian testing since the last couple of years and I wanted something that was a bit more up-to-date.

Hopefully, I'll remain sane and my installation remains stable.

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#254 2012-12-21 17:06:00

Pacopag
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Registered: 2011-05-29
Posts: 261

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I installed arch because:
1. Rolling-release with up-to-date stuff
2. Let's me choose the stuff I want on my system without installing loads of crap I'll never use, but it still installs all the crap I need but will never understand why.
3. pacman rules.*
4. AMAZING WIKI (HUGE selling point)
5. One of the few linux distros that actually has a cool name and logo (seriously)

*with apt-get dist-upgrade, I'm like "what the hell just happened?"
  with Ubuntu's update manager, I'm like "cool, a progress bar just went from 0 to 100%...awesome"

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#255 2012-12-21 20:40:58

Janusz11
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I've choosen ArchLinux primarly for the following reasons:

* i686/x86_64
* Minimal installation = Installing and configuring the system the way I need it instead of installing a bloated system with a zillion programs that I have absolutely no use for.
* Rolling release with up-to-date software
* ᗧ • • •
* Easy configuration. I loved the rc.conf file!
* This may sound ridiculous, but I really liked the boot messages (even though my system was booting so fast I could hardly read them ^^)
* Incredibly fast (prior systemd)
* Wiki
* Community

Basically, ArchLinux really is the system I've always been looking for.

Unfortunately, systemd has noticeable slowed my system down. So I have started to look for an alternative. But there simply is none.

For whatever reason, systemd has become noticeable faster lately so that my box boots almost as fast again as it used to prior systemd. So I'm a happy Archer again.

Last edited by Janusz11 (2012-12-28 19:33:04)

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#256 2012-12-26 20:46:23

hawaiicharles
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Registered: 2012-12-21
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I chose Arch because:
1. the "additive" nature of the installation.  By that I mean, when I install Arch, I start with just the base and then add the components I want, such as apache or mysql or whatever (just for example).  With other distros, I have to start with their default installation and then subtract the things I don't want, like iptables or any number of desktop environments.  I've tried setting up a LAMP server with Mandriva in the past, and it's very tedious to go through and uncheck all the stuff I don't want installed.  Even when I'm done, it still installs a lot of packages that don't seem necessary.  Most distros default to using a display manager, but I've always preferred booting to a console and then running the startx command.

2. The excellent support through the wikis and the forums.  Everything I've tried in Arch so far, I've been able to do, usually with less than 20 minutes of googling.

3. Related to #2, everything I've tried has actually worked.  For example, with many distros I have tried, I couldn't get Virtualbox to run properly.  Arch: no problem.  Ditto for wine (well, 64-bit support in wine is a bit sketchy, but that's not an Arch problem).

All the of the above I think can be attributed to the KISS philosophy.

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#257 2012-12-30 09:17:33

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

sometimes, reasons are not needed to do something.


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#258 2012-12-30 11:51:14

whoops
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Registered: 2009-03-19
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I did not like the "mess" most distributions (or windows) make during installation already and the amount of "invisible stuff" that was going on in the background. The only two rather clean / transparent Distributions I found were Gentoo and Archlinux. I googled both... and chose Archlinux because I hate penguins. Especially the ones that are using fake names... I mean, who knows what a "Gentoo" is without looking it up in wikipedia? Freaking sneaky penguins. Did they never learn to fly or did they de-evolve from actual flying birds? Doesn't really matter at this point - they're already half way there, next thing we know they'll be going back into the ocean like those stupid Dolphins and then we'll have bird in our canned tuna, too. Just thinking about that makes me want to punch them. And then the "outfit" on top of it... gah!

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#259 2012-12-30 13:24:39

kelloco2
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Registered: 2012-02-13
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

whoops wrote:

Iand chose Archlinux because I hate penguins

hah whaaat? why? they are sweet ;D


sorry for my english. {Arch Linux, Debian} User

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#260 2012-12-31 18:17:55

mamamia88
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

kelloco2 wrote:
whoops wrote:

Iand chose Archlinux because I hate penguins

hah whaaat? why? they are sweet ;D

think he's being funny.  a gentoo is the worlds fastest penguin.

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#261 2013-01-07 05:08:47

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

My reasons: just to try a different linux distro (my previous one was outdated and its community is dissapearing). The fact that Arch is a rolling release, that is has a big community around it and also that I have a lot of spare time to install/configure/learn also made me go for it.
I thought it'd be like other distros I've tried before, but it became addictive.

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#262 2013-01-07 05:25:39

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

@gugah, first off, welcome to the forums!  Enjoy your stay... however long that may be.  Also, you have piqued my curiosity as to what distribution you were using before.

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#263 2013-01-07 16:14:03

gugah
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

WonderWoofy wrote:

@gugah, first off, welcome to the forums!  Enjoy your stay... however long that may be.  Also, you have piqued my curiosity as to what distribution you were using before.

I was using Mandriva 2010.2 with unofficial MIB repostories. Both Mandriva and MIB communities were short of users and it was hard to get updated software.
Thx for the welcome, I'll try to stay and contribute to the forums as much as I can.


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#264 2013-01-14 12:46:05

6ng4n
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Registered: 2012-02-07
Posts: 74

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

1) pacman
2) Rolin' Relase
3) Arch Way
4) systemd
5) Amazing wiki

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#265 2013-01-14 22:13:04

kanikuleet
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Registered: 2012-12-22
Posts: 36

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

6ng4n wrote:

1) pacman
2) Rolin' Relase
3) Arch Way
( 4) systemd )
5) Amazing wiki

nothing more to say

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#266 2013-01-31 03:34:25

suare
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From: São Paulo, Brazil
Registered: 2013-01-17
Posts: 50

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

1. Minimal distro which allows you to build an unique system
2. If you use Ubuntu, you understand Ubuntu... if you use Arch Linux, you understand Linux smile
3. Great wiki/forums
4. Rolling release
5. It's simple! wink

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#267 2013-01-31 04:18:20

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Bleeding edge and user control combined with great documentation and community support.

Last edited by the sad clown (2013-01-31 04:18:48)


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#268 2013-01-31 04:34:52

dag
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Registered: 2013-01-20
Posts: 216

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

fell into it
once I found it
couldnt leave
all I need is here
all I would want is here
debian nice but too conservative
ubuntu might as well go with windows
gentoo the way of the compiler(anoying)
others blah blah blah same ol same ol
arch the bridge or...arch to pkg, source


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#269 2013-01-31 18:18:16

Pacopag
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Posts: 261

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Well said.

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#270 2013-02-04 19:03:41

tladuke
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Registered: 2009-07-23
Posts: 171

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

originally, i was trying to set up an HTPC and I could not get my head around the init/runlevel/scripts on debian/ubuntu. tried arch and everything was much simpler. i have no complaints about systemd now either.
the wiki
pacman

i wish i did know debian better now since i run into it all the time and Stable is more appropriate for some things. Wanna try freebsd too. No time

oh, the way Arch installs now is the best. Do any other distros do it this way nowadays? (Here's a shell, copy some files, edit some files, install bootloader, reboot). It seems so obvious now.

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#271 2013-02-07 20:04:32

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I choose ArchLinux because I enjoy simplicity and bleeding edge software. I love pacman, AUR, and the Wiki.
However, after trying to use systemd I just can't choose Arch anymore.  I still have yet to witness any real advantage to it other than faster boot times.  I don't hate Poettering and I actually like using PulseAudio because it never gives me any issues other than having to tweak things when streaming to AirportExpress.  I certainly hope that a viable initscritps fork of Arch is developed because I have yet to use a better distro than Arch w/ initscripts.  Sometimes change is bad when it is only change for the sake of change.  Before choosing Arch consider the implications of supporting systemd instead of another.  Bleeding edge software on top of a rock-solid base is great, but bleeding edge software on top of wet sand is just unfortunate.  systemd='wet sand'

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#272 2013-02-08 00:20:07

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Registered: 2013-01-24
Posts: 60

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Ummm.. all of the above I love kde and I despise what ubuntu is doing with the whole amazon thing and on my new laptop i need newer kernels so debian is to old for me.


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#273 2013-02-13 21:01:42

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Arch is my home.  Arch is my playground.  I am new at it but that is what makes it fun.  It is about the learning for me. It offers me freedom to design it in my fashion.  To add the packages I need.  Best of all is the community driven projects, the wiki, the forum, AUR, etc.  I find it amazing that everyone adopts the KISS philosophy and it does so well on many fronts.

I find myself going minimalistic and Arch is certainly great for that.


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#274 2013-02-13 22:39:35

Cavedude
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Registered: 2011-12-21
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Because I am a hacker at heart. Arch lets me be like no other distro.

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#275 2013-02-17 16:00:12

bowshock
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From: Indonesia
Registered: 2013-02-08
Posts: 26

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I chose Arch Linux because of the following reasons:

  • Kubuntu had sluggish boot performance. The software center also fell short to my liking.

  • I miss the days when I was using Gentoo several years ago.

  • I want a light distro, where I could avoid unnecessary bloats. Arch also reminds me of Gentoo, albeit with much less time spent waiting for the packages to finish compiling. I was glad that I didn't have to wait hours before I could run the KDE desktop manager.

  • I got addicted to problem solving. It reminds me of my engineering homework from college. Sure, the resistance could be stubborn, sometimes, but I got huge personal satisfaction when I managed to squish the problem. I often like doing things the hard way, which isn't always beneficial, but I learn a lot of things from the experience.

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