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#126 2018-07-02 17:00:30

sleepyoh
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I dont know what I really thought.

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#127 2018-11-13 13:44:12

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I want a rock solid, dependable desktop OS that doesn't need to update often, doesn't break with every update, respects my time and privacy, and doesn't install Candy Crush. I've used OpenBSD for some time but it's too much hands on for desktop use so now I'm on Debian stable. I keep a bunch of VMs for experimenting, testing and packaging including Arch. AUR is nice.

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#128 2018-11-13 14:18:43

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

sjmulder wrote:

I want a rock solid, dependable desktop OS that doesn't need to update often

Khm?


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#129 2018-11-13 14:20:18

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

archimboldo wrote:
sjmulder wrote:

I want a rock solid, dependable desktop OS that doesn't need to update often

Khm?

> now I use Debian stable

Arch doesn't really fit the use case, hence the answer is the posed question is no, for me. But I do use it to play around with new shiny things!

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#130 2018-11-13 14:34:26

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch is my daily driver and the Wiki is my Bible (although sometimes I find it difficult to understand my age ...)

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#131 2018-11-14 08:08:27

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

When I first installed and began using Arch last year, I was tripple-booting with Ubuntu and Windows. As I dove deeper and explored the Arch universe, I was logging into the other OSes less and less, until finally I barely ever logged into them any more. Once I realized that Arch was my new home, I wiped Ubuntu and Windows from my hard drive, and even installed Arch on two other hard drives (I now have three separate Arch installs across two computers, a laptop and a desktop). Arch is now indeed my daily driver, aside from having Windows in VirtualBox VMs.

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#132 2018-12-29 15:39:16

Mapuche
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yes, this is the only distro I feel so comfortable in. I was able to ditch Windows once I was able to install Vulkan to fill my gaming needs, which are, for some reason every day less.

Other than that, there is nothing that I cannot do on my Arch system compared to Windows.

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#133 2019-01-12 01:35:10

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Been my daily driver for 2+ years. Virtually zero complaints here. Barely ever an issue with updates and since I set everything up with scripts and dotfiles I hardly ever have to tinker around, unless I want to.
Had far more issues with distros like ubuntu and mint in the past. Maybe that's because I've learned more since then, but I also have Arch to thank for that.

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#134 2019-07-10 20:12:41

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have sorted end up in a weird situation, I love trying things and seeing how things feel in a day to day use. Mind you, I know you can experience every package in up to date on Arch, but sometimes drunk on a weekend i LOVE LOVE trying new distros. I DD images to my 240gb sata ssd, boot and install to nvme pcie ssd.

If you have ever installed Linux from a usb drive, You have no idea how Blazingly fast it is to install from ssd to ---> faster ssd. Usally have 500Mb/s transfers, and love trying things on a regular basis.

That said, my server needs to be rock solid, but I more mentally then practical also want to be more up to date then old crap for no reason. Also have packages in official repos that I depend on, wich no other distro seams to easily have. (teamspeak server? was in Aur not anymore) It's been running for more then 700 days, from statistics I reboot every 10 days after updates. Have newer Ever had any problems, except like one or two times I decided to change stuff after many beers... Solved easily day after.

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#135 2019-07-30 08:00:44

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have two home computers, my main computer which is where I do just about everything, and that one has been running Arch for quite a few years now. I can't imagine using any other distribution as Arch suits me perfectly. My second computer is a tiny laptop, on which I used to run Arch, but switched to Debian since I hardly ever use it. It's mostly just my travel computer, so it can be unused for up to six months, which is why I decided Debian was a better choice.

I also have a Linode on which I run Debian.

But it is on my Arch system that I do pretty much everything, including hobby coding, testing, browsing, and lots of gaming.

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#136 2019-07-30 12:07:10

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch Linux has been my daily driver across multiple machines for at least 10 years now.

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#137 2019-08-13 01:38:45

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I´m a photographer, I sometimes edit videos, I play games and all other internet related stuff exclusively on Arch, since about 6 months or so back. And I have since, installed Arch on my HTPC/Mediacenter and laptop.

So yeah...Arch it is !!!! :-) <3


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#138 2019-09-11 22:07:38

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

My arch is running 18 months without reinstall. Meantime, i transferred the entire system onto ssd. I did not have any issues with the system. The only minor problems were related to the upgrades like printer not working.
I am surprised how stable arch is. This is my favourite distro. I'd like to try linux from scratch, but I think arch is my limit.
Recently i have managed to get rts5227 working. Was not a hard job...
Only wayland was causing problems. Laptop was randomly hanging up. I decided not to solve it and came back to xorg.

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#139 2019-09-12 01:08:37

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch is my daily driver for sure big_smile

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#140 2019-10-11 21:31:26

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch has been my daily driver @work for 2 years now. They offered me a MacBook at first, but after 2 months of dongle-hell and weird command line logic, I ditched it and got a crappy Lenovo ThinkPad as a replacement - installed Arch and have not looked back since. Has been working like a charm and I get stuff done in a humane manner.
@home I have been distro-hopping between Manjaro and Arch but for the last few years, only Arch could quench my thirst for building a slim, not bloated setup which I could call my own - also it happens that Arch does not break like Manjaro due to the fact that Arch does not mess around with your configuration files.
But for what it's worth, yes, I still keep windows boot around as well @home just for gaming.

... and then there are multiple PI's running arch arm for cameras, nas and a media center.

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#141 2019-10-12 05:37:18

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have went the Arch way a few weeks ago on my desktop PC at home after tasting it in a VM for months. Now I hate to come to my office to boot this excruciatingly slow Windows 10 machine. Unfortunately I have to keep a Win10 install on my old-as-hell laptop (which for most of the time is locked in my closet), as a few government and business sites in the country only really work with Internet Explorer, and we use some weird Microsoft Office add-ins at work so I need those if I need to open the files at home for some reason.


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#142 2019-10-26 08:28:58

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I only use Arch.

Since I need to use AutoCAD frequently, I use it in a Windows virtual machine. That's the maximum extent to which I use windows.
CAD alternatives aren't an option at their current development stage, and as far as I know Autodesk doesn't plan to release a native Linux version, unfortunately.

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#143 2019-10-27 07:41:56

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Laptop uses arch, pi uses raspbian, cloud server uses debian.

And everything runs smooth as butter.

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#144 2019-10-28 06:46:06

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use only Arch Linux from 2010 as my main laptop system. It is installed on my wife's laptop too. We don't use other OS than windows in Virtualbox.
Before I was a debian guy, and sometimes I tested ubuntu and gentoo distributions.


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#145 2019-10-28 07:03:02

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Using it for past 2 yrs. No turning back !

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#146 2019-11-15 02:09:54

Tharbad
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yes.

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