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What I've Learned from an Arch Install


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#1 OFFLINE   raymac46

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:25 AM

I don't know if you have ever seen a Model T assembly team do their thing. I saw one at a baseball game in Toronto a few years ago.
A bunch of people come out with a bunch of parts and in less than 10 minutes they drive away a Model T Ford. Quite amazing to watch them work.
An Arch install is kinda like that. With a regular distro install you do a few mouse clicks, type a bit - and drive the car away. With Arch you put the parts together - some you choose and some are chosen for you but it's an assembly process at heart.
It's worth the effort though. One thing I learned was how the graphics elements fit together.
I think I now have a good basic appreciation of the differences between an X server, a display manager, a window manager and a full fledged desktop environment. I would never have gotten as good a feel for the whole topic without installing Arch from the ground up.
So if you haven't done an Arch install I'd really recommend you give it a try.
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#2 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

Very nice B)
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#3 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

Way to go mate, respect. You have given me the impetus I needed to get Arch back up and running. :worthy: :worthy:
Install ARCH
You'll never need to install it again
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#4 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:52 PM

Raymac56 you probably could do with some of these then,

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Install ARCH
You'll never need to install it again
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