Arch linux

United States
November 7, 2009 11:22pm CST
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone here uses arch linux. How is the install process? I have been using linux for about a year and love it. I am not an expert though. Arch seems like it would be a good distro that would be fast and low on computer resource. Tell me what you think if you use or have used Arch Linux
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
8 Dec 09
Arch is not for the newbies. It is more like a BSD , secondly the cd installation just gives you a bare minimum platform and you are supposed to install all the other applications with its package manager called as "PACMAN". This requires a good broadband speed. I would advice you start playing around with linux for some more time as just one year of exposure is bit less. (I am assuming that you have a background of Ubuntu or Fedora or something similier, If you are already well aware of any of the BSD , you would sure love Arch)
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
8 Nov 09
I have never actually used Arch Linux, although I have no reason to believe that the installation process should be any different from other Linux distributions. I use Ubuntu and have used Mandriva and Xandros in the past, all of which are quite straight forward to install. The process is simply boot from the CD and follow the prompts. Arch Linux does have a decent reputation, which suggests that it should be a good choice.