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#751 2020-11-28 06:29:06

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From: Indianapolis, IN
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Probably the 2 most common reasons...

Ability to build the system from the ground up and only install exactly what I want/need.

Access to the AUR and Wiki.

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#752 2020-12-15 16:31:51

Stagger Lee
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Registered: 2020-10-16
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

- Documentation
- Forum support
- Grow tired of Ubuntu PPA third party repositories (even Ubuntu's own). Every single program I had installed in Ubuntu I find in 2 Arch repositories.
- I don't need to think about did I upgrade OS to latest release or LTS right now ?
- More standardized paths for configuration files. In Ubuntu much is shifted, moved to other places, custom named. You find it at least, but lose more time using Google.
- Much more.....

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#753 2020-12-30 22:36:06

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Registered: 2013-12-08
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Why i choose arch linux after using ubuntu and debian for many years?
The answer is simple, since from my ubuntu days i always came to the arch wiki to solve problems, i thought that since i always use the arch wiki. i might better off using arch linux itself, and i dont have to reinstall every 6 months.
i always was wary of using arch linux, since alot of blogs made it appear that arch breaks regularly, but im using arch for 3 years now, and still no breakage.
sorry for the typos, im writing this while enjoying some vodka on the rocks

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#754 2020-12-31 05:44:46

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From: Lower Puna, Big Island Hawai'i
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

Because pretty much every crazy thing I want to try to implement, I can do it in Arch. I've been in love with Arch Linux since I first dipped my toe in to give it a try, more than 3 years ago at this point. I cannot imagine using a computer without it.


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Arch Linux for Life, Arch Linux Forever!

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#755 2020-12-31 21:39:13

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From: Europe
Registered: 2020-06-04
Posts: 67

Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I have been using Arch since February I still can not understand why other distros are that heavy. My Arch is minimal i3 with only 500 packages and it does everything I need when I tried other distros based on Arch they are heavy even when choosing i3 edition, over 1000 packages of junk I could not go under 650. That was the time when I chose to build my own "distro". It still impresses me how Arch can be build light and functional and it did not break of course the stability is big point too.


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#756 2021-01-05 03:01:25

crade
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Registered: 2021-01-03
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I have at one point (way back) run lfs, gentoo, ubuntu..
but honestly I was attracted to arch because i found the arch docs were always helping me fix everything
also, ubuntu was a massive download and install, then wouldnt boot and arch docs told me why

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#757 2021-01-17 19:48:59

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Registered: 2015-08-28
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I decided to give Arch a whirl because Google kept recommending the Arch Wiki as I was troubleshooting issues with my Debian instances.  I've been running Arch since 2013 or so.  I run Arch on my personal daily driver (A Lenovo ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition (20K7)), and my workstation (an old Lenovo ThinkStation D20).  When I build my new file server later this year, it will be running Arch Linux and Borg.

Migrating my Debian router to Arch will be a challenge, something I suspect will take an entire weekend.

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#758 2021-02-09 08:15:12

860lacov
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Registered: 2020-05-02
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

When I changed from Windows to buntu based distros I felt superior to the Windows users.
Then I switched to manjaro to feel that I'm better than Ubuntu users.
And then...

All jokes aside.
As werkman2 said 5 posts above. All roads load to Arch Wiki. Almost every Linux question ends here.
I use Blender. Every update brings nice futures, so I wanted the latest possible version all the time.
And
Arch installation compared to full graphical installers is more difficult, so It gave me a lot of satisfaction to learn it.

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#759 2021-02-09 09:16:29

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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

When I was a teen I was fascinated by computers and knew I would work in IT (software developer for 8 years now, mainly .NET). And Windows 2000, XP, Vista - they were boring. So I used and played with Linux starting 2003. Started with SUSE, quickly moved to Slackware for a year and then used Debian for some years.
And then in 2008 or 2007 Asus Eee PC launched - cheap netbook which was cool. Bought it and started looking to put linux on it. And at that time Archlinux Wiki had the most detailed guide. So installed Arch, tried it - was quite fun - migrated my desktop from Debian too. Used Archlinux on desktop till 2021 when I switched to Windows 7.

Anyways, I started renting virtual server from netcup (https://www.netcup.eu/vserver/) few years ago for hobby projects - and when choosing os - I went with Archlinux for nostalgia and good old times (though at work I would never ever replace RHEL or SLES servers with Arch, God no).

So now using macOS on desktop, Arch on hobby server and RHEL/SLES for work projects.

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#760 2021-02-10 01:34:58

cajm
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From: Patagonia
Registered: 2020-12-26
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I used Ubuntu for 2.5 years before moving to Arch. From time to time I would look at other distros, but most of them seemed to be Ubuntu derivatives with fancy non-orange bells and whistles.
Then one day I installed Gentoo on a spare SD card for a raspberry pi. It didn't seem two hard (granted, I went the cheat rout).
So I decided to replace Ubuntu on my laptop. I didn't want to do gentoo on that (only 2 cores), but a friend uses Manjaro and said he liked it, so I went with Arch.

So why Arch? Ubuntu was nice but boring, its downstreams more boring; Gentoo has a cool name but would take forever to compile, Manjaro sounded almost as boring as Ubuntu, and Debian seemed pretty similar to Raspbian, and I wanted to try something different.

Last edited by cajm (2021-02-10 01:35:44)


When in doubt, reboot.

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#761 2021-02-13 14:08:00

raphaelabb
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From: France
Registered: 2021-02-03
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

The Arch Way.
It already was my philosophy before I even knew there was a Linux OS following those principles.

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#762 2021-02-13 21:05:32

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Registered: 2014-02-20
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I want to try GNOME 40 as soon as it is released — [gnome-unstable] ftw!

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#763 Today 03:32:14

negen
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Registered: 2021-02-19
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I use arch linux simply because of pacman. I suppose that I could use some other distro that based on arch to get pacman but most not what I am looking for.

I like using openbox only systems and arch is great for that. I found it faster to start from a terminal shell to get openbox setup the way I like than to go through and edit a pre-built openbox distro to my liking. The aur is also a good reason that arch is great. I like arch because mainly everything just works. The wiki is good a few spots tripped me up and are probably not exactly straight foreword. (ie font dpi). I also like using ck-kernels and arch makes it fairly easy to use what ever kernel I like. Arch linux really makes using a os based on linux a great experience.

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#764 Today 06:15:13

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Registered: 2020-11-02
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Re: why you choose ArchLinux?

I am an inpatient person. I used Manjaro before, and I have to wait a long time for a new linux kernel. I want the latest kernel right away so I learned how to install Arch and now I am here.

And it is a lot faster.


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