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Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

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  •  kernel26-2.6.3-1.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  links-2.1pre14-2.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  mailman-2.1-1.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  make-3.80-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  man-1.5m2-2.pkg.tar.gz
  •  man-pages-1.66-1.pkg.tar.gz
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Version: current
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-06-25
Votes: 0


I'm using Arch for 6 months in a notebook, and the hardware is modern, but weak and I have only 4gb DDR4 ram I wanted something lighter so it does not feel lagging or freezes so I searched for minimal installs, many of them do not have so much packages to work with, some are very good, but it is not so light so I used a minimal install and put some Window manager it does not freeze at all in a i3wm, when it does is because of many tabs in the browser like 10 or YouTube interface who slow down a lot, other videos run better and if is just the file it's flawless.

Using Wayland I notices lagging in animations and memory consumption, also I need to install a polkit agent to work in some Window managers that I used, because it would not start the interface without specially if is Wayland. Another fix is see if the groups that the user is alright in both polkit and seat in case it does not work.

The AUR is a good resource of good applications, but be careful and do not install too much as it can make the system instable as it is not endorsed by arch to work in the system.

The community is very smart and the edgy culture of Arch seem to attract a lot of brilliant people, but they can be somewhat harsh with newbies or assume everybody knew something that feels unhelpful for learning. But their wiki are great even in other distros I use their orientation.

PS: Arch have a way to do not install everything manually first you connect to the internet and test if it's working with the ping command set keyboard layout and insert 'archinstall'
I do not know that so looking at the manual install made me lazy even knowing who to do it, and postponed my installation, but after testing I become more aware of the customization and installed manually to test the differences.


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-25
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Daily driving you!
Thank you Arch for learning me so much about so many aspects of Linux. :)


And yup, other people call it difficult. Or they don't like the terminal/shell. It's not for everyone.
That's fine though!


But for me it's simply a need to have a system that gives me so much room to customize it all myself.
It does that job perfectly. While it does still very much those things that it needs to do. Package manager is really great and simple to use.


Arch wiki is probably the best Linux related piece of documentation on the internet. Especially on how easy to use and read it is. It's very important here.



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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-17
Votes: 1


Its a great and exhausting experience. Firstly because you create your OS to your liking but you have to create your OS to your liking. There is no way around it. Even the archinstall script is broken so you have to help it work by manually downloading the archlinux-keyring. But after that not so fun experience you most likely set up an desktop enviroment. Then BOOM ! You will feel a sense of Superiority towards Ubuntu users. In your new System on a clean stake. You go to flatpack and the terminal and pacman and install your stuff your like and setup yay for the AUR. Did i mention the AUR ??? The AUR has what you need, no matter how absurdly obscure. Its like after the post installation steps you have a project and godly toolkit and a manual and help telephone at your desposal. The Wiki no matter into what you do on Linux you will find it in the Arch Wiki its almost a Law of Nature Newton would have find out the moment he gut stuck in the installation because of no Wlan configured. Youll keep wanting to learn more and more. You want to customize more and more. You will make your to your liking tailored OS your Bestfriend till you brick it. Yes Arch is not quite easy to understand but the moment, it ticks ? Youll feel like god like controling everything your PC does, no you actually control everything it does. Every Issues will be a lesson and a test of your humility even when the Arch Superiority complex hits in. You will grow through the pain of Arch. The moment you question something stupid and get ripped to shreds by Pros, youll be motivated to learn more to actually help newbies till you actually become one of the bullies lol. Its the natural Evolution of a Arch user. Arch is the perfect distro for everything. It will become a part of your personality that elitism. I have only used Arch for a week now and have started to sherd newbies on questions after only wasting 8 hours a day for that entire week learning Arch Linux. But most importantly you can say that you use Arch, btw.


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