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#701 2013-05-01 08:36:11

caligula
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch is Best!

It's been a month now since my arch installation.
I have used bunch of distros in the last 8 years, but somehow always came back to the *ubuntus.

All the recent shite with canonical has finally pushed me over the edge, and after searching the realms for a new home - I arrived at arch, and fell in love. It's exactly what I've always been looking for: simple. (Really) encouraging choice. Great documentation. Up-to-date. Rolling release.

So, Hi.

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#702 2013-05-10 13:59:52

Daerun
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Got my new PC three days ago: i7, Nvidia GTX660, etc... Installed Arch two days ago. Playing Portal on Steam right now. Yes, Arch is the best!

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#703 2013-05-10 14:36:56

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

So you had your new computer sitting around for an entire day without doing anything? There's a formal diagnosis for this symptom, called masochism.

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#704 2013-05-11 23:36:36

Daerun
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Awebb wrote:

So you had your new computer sitting around for an entire day without doing anything? There's a formal diagnosis for this symptom, called masochism.

No, it's actually outside world calling (damn outside world).

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#705 2013-05-12 20:35:20

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Just one question:  If you promote Arch Linux as being the best are you showing Flavortism?


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#706 2013-05-12 20:37:27

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

nomorewindows wrote:

Just one question:  If you promote Arch Linux as being the best are you showing Flavortism?

If one can promote Arch Linux on Arch forums, then yes, I guess.

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#707 2013-06-30 12:21:23

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Just wanted to say how much I love this distribution. I used to distrohop like mad back in the day, but for a good number of years I have been running Arch as my main platform for everything, except for gaming. And now Steam is here, and with Wine getting better and better each release, I may be able to use Linux for my gaming needs as well!

On top of it, I used Arch as work as a server for our file-serving needs, and it never failed me.

A great big thank you to the devs, and the community that makes the magic happen.


There is no spoon in Arch...

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#708 2013-06-30 14:19:48

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merged in kcy29581's thread; title was "I love you Arch, thanks for the continuous run of fun!"


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#709 2013-07-07 14:46:30

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Just sort of patting myself, and all the developers, mods and generally helpful folks what I consider a pretty successful experiment.
I've toyed with archlinuxarm on a hacked pogoplug to share video with my tivos with pyTivo for a couple of years.  I recently discovered plex, and wanted the ability to transcode, since the tivos and my ipad don't like the same formats.
Anyhow to make a short story long, I'm now running Arch on a resurected core2 duo.  Its running pyTivo and Plex, and monitoring some IP cams with motion.  Sharing the pics with lighttpd, and for giggles in setup up virtualbox with a win7 VM.  Then because it all went so smoothly I setup openvpn so I could log in from work  for no good reason.
Oh yeah, I'm using also using samba to load videos and provide a location for backups back ups. next week I'm adding a couple of hard drives, and I'm going to take a stab at LVM.
Thanks for all the help along the way..
Tom

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#710 2013-07-07 15:39:42

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merging 'Nothing is Broken' thread with the 'Unofficial Arch is Best' sticky thread.


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#711 2013-07-12 12:12:56

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Hi All,

When installing for instance k3b, pacman shows me optional dependencies. I very much like the fact that pacman now shows me if they are already installed.

This saves me time, and I like it. Thanks pacman developers!

Best regards,
Cedric

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#712 2013-07-12 13:22:29

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Merged cdwijs's thread. Its title was "Thanks pacman!"


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#713 2013-07-25 21:34:13

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Pacman, I just love you.

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#714 2013-07-25 22:08:35

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I use Arch on all my work and home computers.  It's been solid and stable.  In short, it's beauty is in it's simplicity.


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#715 2013-07-26 13:32:29

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch, you rock.

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#716 2013-07-27 10:07:55

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

thiagowfx wrote:

Pacman, I just love you.

+1

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#717 2013-08-16 11:13:19

Mineko
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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

So, I've been distro-hopping for the last year and a half, heard about arch linux PLENTY of times, but never gave it much thought, then I installed and configured arch linux.
The end.


Meow.

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#718 2013-08-18 02:24:43

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

caligula wrote:

Arch is Best!

It's been a month now since my arch installation.
I have used bunch of distros in the last 8 years, but somehow always came back to the *ubuntus.

All the recent shite with canonical has finally pushed me over the edge, and after searching the realms for a new home - I arrived at arch, and fell in love. It's exactly what I've always been looking for: simple. (Really) encouraging choice. Great documentation. Up-to-date. Rolling release.

So, Hi.

Dang... that's pretty much my story too (except for the 8 years part wink)

You know, being more experienced in Linux, Arch was perfect for me. Starting out with a command line wasn't like "oh crap what am I supposed to do" but more like "this is awesome." I love the ability to configure the system the way I want it in the first place instead of installing/uninstalling software after the fact.

I tried other distros and they just don't compare. I even tried Debian, but they don't exactly have the latest software, even in Sid. I'm not even kidding. And I really dislike Ubuntu's model for up-to-date software: either reinstall or do a huge upgrade every six months. Yeah, no.

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#719 2013-08-18 06:47:44

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

....Arch is great for what it is and whom it targets....it is different not better as compared to all other distros.
   for the advanced coder/tinkerer it is a cutting edge, fast paced, hands on system it is great for that..
  all linuxes are great for what they are and whom they address...hmmm well a lot of em are anyway....
   Arch is a great place to lurn and have great thots....other distros are good for wot they are and whom they address....

EDIT; also the package management is second to none

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#720 2013-08-20 18:42:49

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Ordered a hd5450 for an old dell i have sitting around that i want to use as an htpc.  Prior it had debian on it and was working fine.  I compared the debian documentation on ati to the arch documentation on ati and the arch wiki looked so much simpler.  Sure debian install is more automated but if you want to do more complicated stuff down the line you can't beat the arch wiki.   Also it's always been super stable for me despite my worst fears when i started out.  So i slapped a base install of arch on the computer and can't wait to get it all set up with xmbc etc.   I love you arch

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#721 2013-08-24 12:35:35

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I put Arch on everything: my desktop, my Raspberry Pi, my phone (chroot), my server... and I have it installed on an external HDD so I can run it on whatever other computer I get on (especially nice at school since the computers there run XP and Ubuntu).

It's just so versatile I prefer it over anything else...

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#722 2013-11-04 01:09:12

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch linux is the first distribution I'ved used that Ifeel gets better over time. As in it doesn't slowly become slower over time like windows always seemed to. I can't wait until a few years from now when I can brag about not having to reinstall the distribution.

Whats more, the flexibility of the PKGBUILD system is incredible! I've never had a doubt that there is any software I can't get working for my arch set up.

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#723 2013-11-04 13:15:06

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch Linux is Best Linux.


I have it running on my file server, my raspberry pi, my phone, and most recently, my chromebook(natively with SeaBios hack), which i use for mobile audio recording/editing in Ardour, with full jack support using cadence and the rest of the kxstudio suite. it's made my modest C7 into a true workhorse. Best of all I've been able to maintain a high level of stability. smile

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#724 2013-11-09 03:17:59

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I know this is troll bait but I'm going to have to say that after trying 20+ distros that Arch really is the best. Ubuntu has too much bloat that you have no idea what its doing and bugs arise and its hard to pin down the cause because only god knows what the hell process is doing what. On Arch I know EXACTLY what my computer is doing, at all times. Also, the Ubuntu forums is filled with the blind leading the blind. After copy/pasting a few commands I was f*cked. Never have I had anything on an Arch wiki or forum lead me astray. I'm still a total noob and I just followed the Arch beginners install guide and had kde up and running in a couple hours. And I have no idea what I did I simply followed instructions and googled if I hit a wall.

But you know what, the extra time it took to install Arch is nothing compared to all the time I wasted with other distros.

I would really like to see this reputation for Arch being for "experts" only changed. But perhaps the Arch community enjoys feeling elitist?

It is my strong belief that people wanting to try linux should START with Arch. The beginners install guide can be trimmed all the way down to a few commands devoid of explanation and get anybody up and running without too much trouble. Honest to god I had more trouble setting the time on my VCR back in the day than installing Arch. It's not that hard and what is happening is that all these distros aimed at the average joe is putting a bad taste in peoples mouths and a lot of people just give up on linux before getting to Arch.

My initial experience with linux left me feeling that it was buggy and incomplete and not cutting edge and well thats just the way it is with open source, it cant be as good as a commercial product. It's just for the nerds and the tinkerers.

But Arch is bleeding edge AND super stable. I would really like to see Arch branded as the goto linux distro for ANYBODY that wants simply the best. It doesnt have to be just for experts or geeks. ANYBODY wanting THE BEST should just go straight to Arch.

And I cant even fathom the amount of Ubuntu users that think Arch is beyond them when in fact they are only a misperception away. Sure an ubuntu install is click click click but if copying a few commands in a terminal makes me an expert linux user then I have to lolz. I dont really see how Arch is any more difficult than Ubuntu. In fact I found Ubuntu more difficult because unity is a pretty complex beast. Sure it was easy to install but Arch was easier to customize by far.

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#725 2013-11-09 03:40:06

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

chuckiv wrote:

The beginners install guide can be trimmed all the way down to a few commands devoid of explanation and get anybody up and running without too much trouble.

This is exactly what we don't want.  You can seriously fuck your installation up by blindly issuing commands that you are copying and pasting.  The idea of Arch being for competent Linux users (notice I didn't say "experts") is that you either know your way around a Linux system a little or you are incredibly willing to learn.  It is the hope that by using Arch Linux for a while, newer users will start to gain an understating of what they are doing.

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