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#76 2017-09-02 00:32:46

TCBear
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use Arch as my main system. I use the a11y services, mostly Orca with Mate, and run a Dell Optiplex 780 headless. I also have an old 32 bit laptop as a backup, but I'll probably find another 780 before November as a backup.

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#77 2017-09-02 13:20:39

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use Arch on my laptop, and on my work PC. Laptop sometimes has problems when I have to give a talk and somehow it does not always work. But I guess is a common pattern that it doesn't work. I doesn't always work for other people using other OS either.

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#78 2017-09-02 14:22:04

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch is all I use on all of my systems, and most of those I support.


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#79 2017-09-11 18:28:16

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch has been my main distro at home since 2005 and work two years already when I finally could cast away the shackles of Windows smile


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#80 2017-09-17 21:45:12

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Started using Antergos just over a year ago, which granted isn't quite the same, however it helps to become accustomed to the idea of "doing more yourself".
I'm now using Arch on all my PC's, with the exception of CentOS on my server.

I don't regret the switch, though I'm still fairly new to Linux as a whole so it's not necessarily the easiest / best solution.

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#81 2017-09-17 21:56:35

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch on all my own servers, but not desktop systems. Used to run Arch on the desktop around 2006-2008, though.

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#82 2017-09-17 22:20:45

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am computer science student. I use arch linux as my operating system. Its been a couple of years. Though my friends say i am an idiot to use such a complicated os while windows is there to use right out of the box. Guess i prefer the hard way and its advantages.

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#83 2017-09-17 23:27:47

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

draner wrote:

Though my friends say i am an idiot to use such a complicated os while windows is there to use right out of the box. Guess i prefer the hard way and its advantages.

The funny part is that I consider Windows to be a not half bad OS for a corporate environment[1] where there is a large and professional staff whose task  it is to administer those systems.  For an individual at home without a full time support staff, forgot it.


edit: [1] Corporate environment -->  An environment where one must cater to the lowest common denominator where people who have no interest in their computers beyond it being a tool which allows them to interact with the lowest common denominator within their organization and the lowest common denominator from other organizations.

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#84 2017-09-18 00:04:32

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've been using FreeBSD for nearly 20 years, and I migrated to Arch just the other day. While I still think FreeBSD is an excellent system, it's become increasingly difficult over the past few years to use it as a desktop system, and I finally decided that the pain of migrating and learning something new was less than the pain of trying to get FreeBSD to cooperate. The manual installation and configuration processes don't scare me at all, on the contrary that's how I want it, which is why, after careful consideration, I decided on Arch.

And to answer OP's question, I intend to use Arch as my daily driver, and I hope to do so for many years to come, because what I've seen so far has been to my liking.

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#85 2017-09-18 03:09:29

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

bloodh101 wrote:

Started using Antergos just over a year ago, which granted isn't quite the same, however it helps to become accustomed to the idea of "doing more yourself".
I'm now using Arch on all my PC's, with the exception of CentOS on my server.

I don't regret the switch, though I'm still fairly new to Linux as a whole so it's not necessarily the easiest / best solution.

It could be debated whether this is actually the easiest solution. After all, one of the main selling points of Arch is that in return for an initial "understand your system" investment it is more intuitive to get/keep things running later on.

As for best? Best is incredibly subjective, since what is best for one person is not best for someone else. It is unambiguously the best for you, if it is what makes you productive or teaches you more about linux or gives you something fun to play with or whatever it is that you are hoping to get out of the use of your computer. tongue

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#86 2017-09-18 04:29:19

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've been running Arch as the primary operating system on my laptop for around two months now, and so far it seems to be the perfect fit for me!

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#87 2017-09-18 21:51:30

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch is my daily driver and has been for a few years. It's on my desktop, laptop and home server. I keep a Windows 10 partition to play games (Mass Effect!!) on my desktop. I recently acquired a printer for my business and I have issues using the correct paper cartridge in Arch. So if I need to print, it's off to windows.

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#88 2017-09-22 21:30:34

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have been using Arch on and off for many years, now using Manjaro GNOME as my daily driver which makes life so much easier! smile


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#89 2017-09-23 10:01:17

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

After many years with dual boot linux/windows(with different distros including arch), the last 3 years I'm using Arch daily.

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#90 2017-09-29 23:14:50

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Little late to the party, but I use nothing but arch on my personal laptop...at work (help desk technician), unfortunately I am forced on windows sad

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#91 2017-09-30 09:08:51

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch on work PC, Arch on personal PC. On the personal PC I play around with dmcrypted drive, SELinux et. al. the personal laptop acts more as a security hardening lab.

If it works on my personal PC, I'm deploying it on the work one as well.

In case I lost all the shit on my ArchLinux, I can bring everything up in 10 minutes via Ansible: https://github.com/WizDevOps/containerschiff the archlinux branch is dedicated for it, while the master branch is for the shitty debian that I run on Vagrant to test server stuff...

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#92 2017-10-02 09:57:25

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am a Computer Science student and I use Arch for all of my computing needs. Sometimes I do run Windows and other Linux distros in Virtualbox. The servers I manage run Debian. My raspberry pi runs Raspbian.


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#93 2017-11-14 04:54:24

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I suppose I have been continuously for the last year on my laptop save for my FreeBSD DigitalOcean boxes.

The desktop I have neglected this past year is however still running Debian sid, but so far in 2017 I haven't touched that machine much outside a brief period this summer.

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