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#951 2018-07-23 01:43:59

From: Texas
Registered: 2016-01-24
Posts: 176

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

ewaller wrote:
WFV wrote:

Rant over, back on Arch, need to find a 12 step program for staying here...

Arch Anonymous? hey, that could be the name of another distro wink

On and on anon?


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#952 2018-08-27 04:05:01

Registered: 2018-08-26
Posts: 4

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Is Antergos counting here? smile


#953 2018-08-27 04:20:49

Registered: 2011-12-06
Posts: 1,864

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

zoli62 wrote:

Is Antergos counting here? smile

It's not supported here.  There is the Arch way.  If you follow the official installation guide you end up with a solid base system.  Then you build up your specific choices.  Many Arch-derivatives rob you of that choice.  They're preconfigured with choices made for you.

Last edited by headkase (2018-08-27 04:55:59)


#954 2018-10-30 05:29:41

From: Lower Puna, Big Island Hawai'i
Registered: 2017-10-26
Posts: 90

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Greetings again fellow Archers. I've been using Arch for over a year now, and the deeper I've gone, the more I've fallen in love. My first Arch install was cheating, as I used Antergos, which very soon afterward I converted to native Arch. After that I installed Arch the official native way three other times (one of which was on old hardware that died). The two other installs that continue to this day, along with the first install, have made me a life-long convert to Arch Linux and the Arch Way. I am so overwhelmingly grateful for Arch Linux and the Arch community and ecosystem, and my desire, intention, and need to contribute to Arch and do my best to help it continue into perpetuity grow stronger every day. To do this I need to learn a few programming languages well, which sadly is not something I've done yet, though my awareness of the necessity of this also grows daily.

In the year plus that I've been using Arch, for most of that time as my main daily-driver OS, I've met my share of challenges from time to time, and with community help originally, as well as now where I have gotten so familiar and accustomed to the problems that arise in Arch that any issues that have arisen I've been able to solve quickly, that my three Arch installs have been extremely stable and reliable for the vast majority of that time. My next frontier is diving into multiple programming languages to be able to more fully contribute to my beloved OS.

Originally I tri-booted with Windows and Ubuntu. After having immersing myself in Arch in the past year, as I went deeper and deeper, and became more enthralled and passionate about it, I finally wiped both Windows and Ubuntu from my hard drives, and have been running Arch exclusively (aside from running Windows in VirftualBox VMs) for most of the past year.

My three Arch installs are as follows:

1st Arch Install on my 1TB laptop hard drive (via Antergos, soon converted to native Arch): Tuesday, September 19, 2017 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
[2017-09-19 00:53 (12:53 AM)] - State: Healthy and Fully Functional

2nd Arch Install on a 500GB hard drive that I swap in and out of my laptop as needed (first native and official install): Sunday, November 5, 2017 PST (Pacific Standard Time - started at 2AM)
[2017-11-05 05:47 (5:47 AM)] - State: Healthy and Fully Functional

3rd Arch Install on a 1TB desktop system (second native and official install): Wednesday, January 17, 2018 PST (Pacific Standard Time)
[2018-01-17 10:04 (10:04 AM)] - State: Healthy and Fully Functional

I fricking LOVE Arch Linux, and I want, need, desire, and intend to contribute (I have in small ways, but nothing of great import yet), so finally, finally, finally diving into deeply learning a few pertinent programming languages is top on my to-do list for the near future.

Thank you to every single individual who has helped to make Arch what it is today! I am forever in your debt! Arch is very important to me, and I want to do everything in my power to help it continue for as long as possible.

*bows deeply*

Last edited by tydynrain (2018-10-30 06:10:25)

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#955 2018-12-05 12:38:23

Registered: 2017-01-07
Posts: 27

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch rules!


#956 2019-04-10 05:32:03

Registered: 2019-04-10
Posts: 1

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

if there's no arch, I would still be using slackware.


#957 2019-05-03 09:12:06

Registered: 2016-01-28
Posts: 2

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I love arch. smile


#958 2019-05-04 11:35:56

Registered: 2018-02-16
Posts: 13

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I have just started using Deepin Desktop Environment on Arch and it is really stunning!!

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#959 2019-06-16 08:36:24

From: Home
Registered: 2019-05-31
Posts: 96

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I have been using Linux for 2 years
Been moeaning about my laptop display being too bright
Yesterday i installed Arch Linux and afterwards with excitement been reading articles on arch wiki
Found out about Intel Backlight and that max in there was 157!!!! So it was set to 157 not surprised that it was so bright!!

Now i set it to 9 and my eyes dont hurt so much!!! Thank you arch wiki, you're cool!!

Have a good day


#960 2019-07-24 09:51:59

Registered: 2019-06-27
Posts: 36

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I have been using linux for 1 or 2 months now
My first install was Ubuntu and I stayed on it for a week, before being attracted to Arch
So I installed it (took me 4-5 hours because I was stuck on GRUB)
And I loved it right away, I really do feel like I'm in control of my machine, something that I've never felt before
I make my computer work, and that's awesome, it runs far faster than on windows, and looks awesome due to the tweakings that are possible with the many desktop environnments we have

If Linux is paradise, Arch would be the angel that guides us to it.


#961 2019-08-07 00:38:35

Registered: 2015-11-03
Posts: 3

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Funny thing is that I always come back home to plain jane arch. I started on Arch from Gentoo years ago and then stayed on Arch for years, until things like Manjaro, Antergos, others looked interesting. I tried just about every other arch based distro. It became a battle of wanting every one I tried to be just as fast and simple as Arch. None were.

Something always went horribly wrong.

So after a recent episode, now I have on my keychain is a mutliboot usb with various cd's I use, and an Arch USB. Did a clean install, no helpers, no shortcuts, no nothing and this is the OS that has been the most stable.

All without me having to go remove packages and 'customizations' that I do not want or trying to build something that conflicts with something from a Manjaro or other specialized repo and package whose dev's think they know how to do it better than just plain arch. Maybe they do, but not by me.

While I am glad everyone really likes arch enough to base a distro on it, as soon as they take a left turn and decide to change something basic and fundmental, its all over IMHO.

At least in plain arch breakages, of which few are showstoppers,  there is usually some mitigation or solution that you can work out since you know enough about it to handle it and the rest of the user base is a lot smarter than I am and usually solves it long before I do smile


#962 2019-11-22 15:58:15

From: San Diego, CA
Registered: 2018-07-31
Posts: 7

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I have run Arch on my main machines (desktop and laptop) for a while now, and was planning to run Arch ARM on my Raspberry Pi, but it has been given defaults and does not have a standard install process. This was very disappointing, as I enjoy setting up everything on an Arch system exactly as I like. Unfortunately, I had to choose Raspian, as it had less defaults set. This only reminded me more like I love running mainline Arch and why I love vanilla systems in general.

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#963 2020-02-04 23:02:02

Registered: 2020-02-04
Posts: 2

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch is the best linux distro I have ever experienced! I have been using Linux since 2002, but after using Debian for a long time, I finally arrived about half a year ago! Never again do I want anything else on my desktop. Many, many thanks to all supporters!

Never ignore the archachic.


#964 2020-02-20 02:25:31

Registered: 2020-02-20
Posts: 4

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

Arch Linux is the best distro i ever tried. after you get through the complex install process, it's amazing


#965 2020-03-14 20:02:51

Registered: 2020-02-26
Posts: 2

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

I switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro and am now on Arch for like almost 2 months and I must say it is the best experience I ever had with GNU/Linux, thank you guys at the Arch team, you are doing an awesome job! Btw, just updated to the 5.5.9 Kernel without any problems. Have a nice weekend guys


#966 2020-04-02 12:03:20

Registered: 2019-12-18
Posts: 5

Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

So I've been using Arch on my main machine for a while now, with gnome installed, maybe around half a year. I've just come to say that I really love using it. Always feels great to use for me, and is always fast and snappy.

Don't really know why I'm writing this, just excited and bored of lockdown really.



#967 2020-04-02 13:08:41

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Re: The Official Unofficial 'Arch is Best' Thread

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