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#7101 2021-07-17 16:27:17

kazik241
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

hello Everyone!
I'm Peter,just installed arch Linux on my computer,after reading and watching tutorials and made lots of mistakes,finally i made it:)
I know its just beginning of my journey with arch and lots to learn,but i will do,i want explore my knowledge that's right i joined to the forum to read others issues and in the future,when i will learn more,help others.
I wish u have all the best:)

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#7102 2021-07-21 13:52:26

bosco
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Hello! I'm Bosco, from Spain.
Never really introduced myself. I'm a former Mac OS user who finally made the switch to Linux after my last macbook pro died. Heard about arch in college (CS), had experience with Ubuntu in VMs and stuff  but fell down  the rabbit hole of minimalism (I'm not entirely there, but that's where I strive). On my journey I got to understand more about how my OS works in general, and grown accustomed to writing my own scripts instead of chasing for big applications that suit my needs, I'm also more privacy aware than I used to be, and have more of a preference for free software, I used to have the idea that free software was about being cheap and chasing freebies, now I know it has more to do with freedom.
I'm sticking with arch also due to its wiki and repositories, this ironically makes it easier to troubleshoot problems and having a functional workflow than allegedly easy distros.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks to the work that has been put up by the community at large!

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#7103 2021-07-22 03:44:31

soneminu
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Hello everyone... I'm Minu. Nice to meet you. First time Linux user. Please be gentle.

My computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11. I came across a video that showcased Linux-based alternatives to Windows. It was intriguing, and I thought to myself, why not? If my computer won't run Windows 11, I'll have to switch to another operating system in the future. Might as well do it now. I decided to challenge myself and went for Arch as my first distribution instead of Ubuntu, or some of the other popular distributions. I still have to learn a lot of things, but at least I have a local repo in a USB 3.0 thumb drive that I can pacstrap my stuff from, to avoid wasting bandwidth (this is handy because I find myself reinstalling Arch often). While I think it's been a good learning experience so far, my experience with the OS as an actual user has been mixed, especially in respect of graphics drivers and hardware control being very limited compared to Windows (e.g. with Nvidia). I really want to like it, and I'm looking forward to doing so, but it's all still uncertain, and has issues that have yet to be fixed.

While I do like tinkering with things, at the end of the day I'm just a consumer.

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#7104 2021-07-22 06:02:32

Docbroke
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

soneminu wrote:

Hello everyone... I'm Minu. Nice to meet you. First time Linux user. Please be gentle.

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While I think it's been a good learning experience so far, my experience with the OS as an actual user has been mixed, especially in respect of graphics drivers and hardware control being very limited compared to Windows (e.g. with Nvidia). I really want to like it, and I'm looking forward to doing so, but it's all still uncertain, and has issues that have yet to be fixed.

While I do like tinkering with things, at the end of the day I'm just a consumer.

Hi, welcome to arch.
I think arch is very tough choice for new linux user, as they are not aware of various packages and requirements, additionally their lack of linux knowledge leads to less than ideal configuration and they may think linux is bad (which is not true), it is generally better to try some ready to use distros, get oriented to linux, especially learn what linux can do. As a new user you may feel that arch is less capable compared to window but in most cases that would be improper system configuration, unless you are using latest hardware for which open source drivers are not available.


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#7105 2021-07-22 10:37:38

Alad
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Re: The Official Hello Everyone Thread

soneminu wrote:

Hello everyone... I'm Minu. Nice to meet you. First time Linux user. Please be gentle.

My computer doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Windows 11. I came across a video that showcased Linux-based alternatives to Windows. It was intriguing, and I thought to myself, why not? If my computer won't run Windows 11, I'll have to switch to another operating system in the future. Might as well do it now. I decided to challenge myself and went for Arch as my first distribution instead of Ubuntu, or some of the other popular distributions. I still have to learn a lot of things, but at least I have a local repo in a USB 3.0 thumb drive that I can pacstrap my stuff from, to avoid wasting bandwidth (this is handy because I find myself reinstalling Arch often). While I think it's been a good learning experience so far, my experience with the OS as an actual user has been mixed, especially in respect of graphics drivers and hardware control being very limited compared to Windows (e.g. with Nvidia). I really want to like it, and I'm looking forward to doing so, but it's all still uncertain, and has issues that have yet to be fixed.

While I do like tinkering with things, at the end of the day I'm just a consumer.

Unlike some other distributions, Arch doesn't shield you from whatever software developers come up with and publish online. So if the kernel breaks or the nvidia drivers do, Arch users will be among the first to notice. That's something to keep in mind if you want to limit time spent on having a functional computer.


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#7106 2021-07-22 14:21:21

shinobironin98
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Registered: 2021-07-22
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Hola!! Love from India. I have been using ubuntu for a while now. But decided to switch to arch since it really wasn't my cup of tea. I learnt that shifting to arch will help me a long way in terms of both linux and as a professional. I didnt use much linux cmds when i used ubuntu. So i am hoping to learn loads!!

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#7107 2021-07-22 15:22:35

afriaen
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Registered: 2021-07-22
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Hello,

My name is afriaen.

I am here as the representative of 5 learners. We are all moving from Mint to Arch and are already learning a lot from the installment process. However we are not through it yet and I feel a strong need for a detailed understanding, and this is why I became a member of your forum.

I already realized that using Arch is a excellent way to force oneself to obtain real OS knowledge.

Thank you for the experience!

afriaen

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#7108 Yesterday 13:11:11

rodi x-86-64
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hello archers
i am rodi and new to arch, i was in arch32 for a few days until an admin told me that i can try arch64
and here i am:

Operating System: Arch Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.3
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.84.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.13.5-arch1-1 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 2 × Genuine Intel® CPU U4100 @ 1.30GHz
Memory: 3,8 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
have a nice day

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#7109 Yesterday 13:20:47

softman
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Hi, I decided to check the linux arch distro after a few others that I used;)

greetings

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#7110 Yesterday 21:06:37

Doevix
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Registered: 2021-07-26
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Hello there! After years of being away from it since my Uni days, I came back to Arch. This time with a better knowledge in how Linux works and actually taking part in the community. Was using Mint for a while but missed using Arch even if the last time I used it was a very superficial usage with little knowledge in what I was actually doing. Now that I managed to configure a stable system exactly how I want it to be for me I really love it and hope to stick to it from now on.

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