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#176 2020-11-30 06:57:53

Serum
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From: Indianapolis, IN
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use it as much as I possibly can. I boot to Windows every couple of days to utilize specific music production software and vst plugins for said software. Really, really hope the day soon comes that the most cutting edge creative software is more Linux-inclusive.

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#177 2020-12-01 22:44:19

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Registered: 2020-11-12
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've used it as my main computer for about a year. I like that if I do mess something up, the stakes are high enough I have to learn to fix it. But the OS really has been overall pretty stable for me. There was one time when I learned the hard way not to upgrade mesa about an hour before an important virtual meeting... but luckily there was a patch out within a few minutes. Still, I'm not as trigger happy when it comes to upgrading as much, and since then I haven't had any big issues. I also check for bugs/security problems before major upgrades now and wait a bit on those, which also helps.

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#178 2020-12-02 11:00:24

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am. I'm a happy camper using LTS kernel, custom init scripts instead of systemd, using ALSA instead of PulseAudio, Openbox (no DE/login/session manager), and minimal daemons (no dbus and such).

I made these choices because:
1) I found them to be much more stable (e.g. latest release kernel may randomly break my hardware, LTS kernel pretty much works fine and I see no benefit to using latest kernel).
2) I don't need fancy features such as systemd or dbus on my desktop machine, less daemons means less problems.
3) I have more understanding of what is actually going on on my system.

Breakages are annoying (and expensive if there is work to be done), and using this setup has worked with almost no breakages in the last year.

I found the more fancy and "convenient" software I use, the more problems I have to deal with.

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#179 2020-12-03 02:25:35

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I use it on one hard drive and another hard drive with Windows 10. Win10 for hardcore gaming, Arch for casual browsing and chatting.

Arch is easier to use than W10 since it's so lightweight and simple to edit tweaks with.


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#180 2020-12-07 00:04:00

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Registered: 2009-11-27
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I have used Arch since 2008 and it has been my daily driver since then,  have tried other distros but I always return to Arch but I like the simplicity and availability of packages from arch.
I work as web developer and I use arch when working from work, in the office the company provides macbooks sad

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#181 2021-01-07 02:40:48

AhmadRaniri
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Registered: 2020-07-14
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I started to use archlinux on February 2020 together with debian until right now. Great distro, community and people.

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#182 2021-01-07 08:43:39

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've been using arch for about 3 years now in my office laptop. I work as sysadmin and web dev, mostly work with java.

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#183 2021-01-08 15:16:33

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I update my comment...
11 years with Archlinux, since the beginning, it was my daily driver.
Now with GNOME on my beautiful 4K laptop, Thinkpad X1 Extreme.
Btrfs encrypted with LUKS.
I hope in the future to switch to one with AMD graphics and AMD processors.
But now I over the moon happy!


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#184 2021-01-08 19:39:13

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am using Linux for 15 years, but at the beginning I just runned Ubuntu. However, during the time, I had some issues with Ubuntu, so in late 2012 I found an interesting Youtube video with an installation guide of Arch Linux. Following the guide I was able to install Arch and I have been happy for the first moment. My computers all run Arch since that time, I never had to reinstall the system nor buy new hardware because everything works just fast and stable. If I run into any issues, it was most likely because of the used software  (e.g. KDE, Libre Office, etc.). Arch is really a dream for everyone who wants to have joy while working with the PC.

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#185 2021-02-25 03:44:10

negen
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Arch is my main system. I have a laptop now. I started using arch around 2014/15 but about three years back my wife accidentally broke my desktop and my clevo that had arch on it stopped working for some reason wouldn't even power on. I bought a new laptop around that time and shortly after my kid smashed the screen on accident. So for the last three years I have been without a pc other than occasionally using my wife's windows laptop. I recently repaired the screen on my current laptop and am now back on arch. I am not sure why anyone would not want to use arch. Honestly I feel strange about how much I like it but I started using linux around 1998/1999 with mandrake bounced around alot over the years but have never had something just work the way arch linux does. I am still a complete and total noob though. I will continue to use arch until I get bored.

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#186 2021-02-26 08:23:56

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am using arch as my daily driver, switched from windows and I am happy to use it (:


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#187 2021-03-01 10:10:06

micronetic
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Registered: 2020-02-26
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I am using Arch since December 2019 and am happy that I made the switch from Windows and am mad I didn't do it earlier.

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#188 2021-03-12 15:13:34

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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I've been using Arch as my daily at the office as well. Mostly work with Firefox, Teams and Simplenote. Pretty much everything can be done within the browser these days. For me at least.

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#189 2021-03-17 15:53:26

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From: Athens, Greece
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Posts: 56

Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I do. Arch can do anything i want, including gaming. I am a software engineer. Used to have a windows 10 partition, not anymore.

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#190 2021-03-25 10:15:46

Ferdinand
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Registered: 2020-01-02
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Yep. Pretty much exclusively; I play a little with Gentoo for fun, and I'm stuck with windows at work, but otherwise it's Arch now.
I must say, I've used lots of different distros, and landed on Arch only a few months ago - and I just wish did earlier; Arch is such a thrill - I feel like I've been set free big_smile


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#191 2021-04-04 21:06:22

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Registered: 2021-02-23
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

I exclusively use Arch at this point. I'm just in college though so it's just a lot of homework, and considering all the work I put in to "optimizing my work-flow" it would be silly not to use it. And honestly I can say that it serves its function better than any other distro I've used. Haven't used windows in years (though I do believe there is still a windows partition on my laptop).

While new to arch I'm def a *nix elitist. WINE covers anything I need to do that uses windows, and if necessary I got an Virtual-machine as a backup. Never really need to use that either tho.

It's def easier for someone like me though cause I don't do any heavy gaming and I refuse to play any game that uses client-side anti-cheat so I really have no games I'd play that aren't compatible with proton (again not a heavy gamer so games that refuse dx to vulkan don't overlap with the kind of games I play). Any "programming" I do is just fun things, and all the computers in my household growing up were *nix stuff so I never needed to adjust.

Never need to use a computer for my job either though (outside of sending emails or taking quick notes).


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#192 2021-04-13 23:39:30

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Registered: 2015-10-19
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

Been using Linux as daily driver since 2006. Few years Ubuntu, Gentoo, Funtoo. Building times went through the roof so went with Arch as I already had it running on RaspberryPi for some time and had no issues. Daily driver since then.

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#193 2021-04-27 04:30:14

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Registered: 2021-04-22
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Re: Anybody using Arch as their daily driver?

For me it's a three way split; my personal Thinkpad runs Arch and I use that for all of my non-gaming personal computing needs. On top of that device though I have my work desktop which is running Manjaro at the moment, and my gaming desktop which is running Win10. Technically I also have a work MacBook but that's just a portable way of SSH'ing back to my work desktop so I don't really count that...

I'm an SRE nowadays so having a native Linux machine is very very useful, and rolling releases are great but I can't really justify taking the time to setup and maintain Arch on a work computer so Manjaro felt like a good lower effort middle ground there. Gaming desktop is kind of obvious - it's perfectly doable on Linux but most of the games I play either straight up aren't playable on Linux (natively or through Proton/lutris/whatever) or are meant to work but have weird issues or break every time they're updated, in any case it's more hassle than it's worth to me personally so I just stick with Windows (for now...).

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