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#26 OFFLINE   abarbarian

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:56 PM

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Opinion: Arch Linux and Stability

Article posted 04/02/2014

by Andrew Powell

Nice little article.
Bit puzzled why he seems to think you need to reboot after an update. Mind you after 57 days rebooting after a update seems a wise thing to do.
Debian running better than Arch, hmmm methinks some tweaking is in order. :breakfast:
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

Well you only need to reboot after a kernel update but thanks for posting this.
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:38 PM

Oh and he didn't say that he always reboots after updates but he probably got a kernel update after waiting 57 days, hence the reboot needed. B)
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 02:47 PM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 04 February 2014 - 02:38 PM, said:

Oh and he didn't say that he always reboots after updates but he probably got a kernel update after waiting 57 days, hence the reboot needed. B)

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

View Postabarbarian, on 04 February 2014 - 01:56 PM, said:


Yeah, my impression so far is that Arch is nicer to use, and more "stable," than many people realize.

I like Debian Stable, or even Ubuntu LTS or openSUSE; those are very dependable and easy to maintain, in my experience. But I prefer Arch over Debian Sid or Debian Testing, and I like it better than Fedora. "Cutting edge," but still surprisingly solid.

I installed Bridge Linux about a year ago this month, and I'm quite pleased with how things have gone (once installed, Bridge is just Arch). Also, several months running ArchBang, and now I also have a "real" Arch installation that I added back around November. Either of those three is a very nice way to go, in my opinion.

Even though I started out with Bridge and ArchBang, I think it's good to do a "straight" Arch installation. Seems like I appreciate Bridge and ArchBang more after installing Arch, maybe because I better understand how things go.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:55 AM

Arch Linux Experience

2014-04-10∴ Kaivo Anastetiks

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Arch Linux is a great distribution. Every week I learn new things only from using Arch, being in that environment of curious tinkerer. Every week I find something new that impresses me and makes me like it even more. Sure, everything that is do under Arch could be done with other distributions. But Arch makes it much more elegantly.

Super user experience article. Bravo. :clap:
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:15 AM

Arch: Shangri-La for Ubuntu Power Users? (2014)


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This isn’t a how-to or an introduction to installing Arch for Ubuntu users, but if you’ve been curious about our friendly rolling-release neighbours, we’re here to nudge you down the path.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

_Never_ -Sy when installing! (date unknown)



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Once upon a time there was a user that wanted to install firefox.
The user tried to do pacman -S firefox but it didn't work.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:34 AM

Good ole Mr.Elendig!! I know him from the irc channel and the forum. He is a very knowledgeable fellow :thumbup:

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:07 AM

Linux Distributions: Arch versus Slackware(2014)

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Many myths about Arch/Slackware and I should say also Gentoo aren’t true. Both, Arch and Slackware, bring only the best to the operating system experience. BSD elegance and Linux kernel. Great customization, great user experience and unique philosophy. Today quality and simplicity don’t go together. But let’s take a look at some of the main aspects of a GNU/linux Distribution.

Very neat article :clap:
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:41 AM

Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?(2014)

I really like the last paragraph.


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For those that will then say "the results are invalid because you didn't tune the system properly" or "you should have done XXX first", my response to which is assuming the distribution defaults given that's what a majority of users will do in the real-world and is the only way for the results to be reproducible and meaningful to any large number of users. For those that insist on tweaked system results, my offer still stands of having such ardent users put together a Wiki page or forum thread that extensively details all the recommended tunables for achieving maximum performance, etc. I'll happily follow such run for a separate article to see the performance impact made and then at least allows the community to evaluate the options and understand all of the tweaks being made so that they too can reproduce them. That really is my offer and belief for any topic, just not about Arch Linux, and from there it's easy to determine who is just blowing hot air.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:54 PM

Quick Tips for a more stable Arch Linux experience (2014)


Posted elswhere here aswell, thanks Josh. :breakfast:
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 07:12 PM

How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop (2015)

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This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the leightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer. I have skipped all the optional content making it as short and simple as possible. I didn't use "cdisk" beacuse it has its own complications so i preferred using "fdisk" instead. Any queries feel free to commment I'll sort it out.

Neat little guide. :breakfast:
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 12:50 AM

Here is a nice short one for gnome someone posted in my Archlinux Community the other day: Installing Arch Linux
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 11:40 AM

InstallingArch Linux inOracle VM VirtualBox with Gnome (2015)

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I installed my favorite Linux distribution Arch Linux in Oracle VM VirtualBox and I figured I would post the commands I used to do so.

Ta Josh I just reposted your offering with a tad more easy to see info.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

Papyros Is a Linux OS (2015)

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Papyros is actually based on Arch Linux and the devs say that they are not actually building a new desktop environment. They are instead building a Wayland compositor using the QtCompositor APIs.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 12:07 AM

And of course it is available on Archlinux as an AUR package. Man, I love Archlinux!!!!  B)
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:24 AM

View Postsecuritybreach, on 01 February 2015 - 12:07 AM, said:

And of course it is available on Archlinux as an AUR package. Man, I love Archlinux!!!!  B)

Me too. I am so looking forward to having a nice clean and easy to use/keep up to date os again. :hug:
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:35 PM

Top 5 Arch Linux Derivatives (2015)

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Conclusion

Building Arch Linux is not for everyone. This list is for people who love the idea of Arch, yet do not have the time nor the patience to sink into it, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Different people prefer to do different things. The distributions on this list will help these users find their way into the fold of Arch.

I thought the conclusion quoted was very apropos. :breakfast:
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:16 PM

Meh B)
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 05:38 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 01 February 2015 - 07:35 PM, said:


Good article -- thanks!

I've spent a good amount of time with three of those distros -- Chakra, ArchBang, and Bridge. I liked ArchBang the best. Antergos looks interesting, but I don't know if I'll ever get around to trying it. I'll pass on Manjaro because, like Chakra, they use their own repos; one of the main things I liked about ArchBang was that it used the Arch repos, there wasn't much else thrown in.

I've removed my ArchBang and Bridge installations, just a few weeks ago, after keeping them both running since early 2013. I enjoyed using them, and I felt that I benefited from the experience. I like my Arch installation better, but I think it's great that there are Arch derivatives out there.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:34 AM

Well I have never tried any of the alternatives mentioned and only read a little about them elsewhere so it is nice to have some feedback about them. Personally I am not keen on the spin offs that use their own repos as I think it is rather a waste of talent and time. However life is all about choices so if someone wants to base a spin off on Arch and use their own repos then that is fine with me. However I think that they should make more of an effort to stamp their own brand rather than piggy backing of Arch's reputation.

As to " meh" well there is very little difference between ArchBang and the EvoLution live disc that Josh posted about several weeks ago. Except that ArchBang has already chosen a WM/DT whereas with EvoLution you get to choose. :breakfast:
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:42 AM

How to install Arch Linux the easy way with Evo/Lution (2014)


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For those ambitious souls that still lack some knowledge, there is an installer in the form of an ISO image called Evo/Lution Live ISO to the rescue. Even though it is booted like a distribution of its own, it does nothing but assist with installing a barebone Arch Linux. Evo/Lution is a project that aims to diversify the user base of Arch by providing a simple way of installing Arch as well as a community that provides comprehensive help and documentation to that group of users. In this mix, Evo is the (non-installable) live CD and Lution is the installer itself. The project's founders see a widening gap between Arch developers and users of Arch and its derivative distributions, and want to build a community with equal roles between all participants.

I will be trying out EvoLution soon. Hope it is as good as they say. Only flaw in it that I can see at present is that they do not offer the best WM/DT out there in the installation routine.Seriously guys and galls how could you leave out Window Maker ? :228823:
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:06 AM

The guy at Phronix generally does not do Arch testing due to its rolling nature. However I think these two articles are worth a read.

Antergos: An Easy, Quick Way To Try Out Arch Linux (2014)


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Arch Linux fans are frequently requesting more benchmarks of their preferred Linux distribution at Phoronix over claims that it's faster than the likes of Ubuntu, more versatile, etc. Every once in a while I do deliver benchmarks of Arch but it's not too frequent given that it's a rolling-release distribution that's very open to end-user tweaking and modification, thus hard to give a defined reference point for other users to compare their results against ours, as opposed to just say "download XYZ ISO, install, and then benchmark!" Thus when benchmarking a distribution like Gentoo or Arch, I prefer using one of the derivatives that at least deploys out of the box quickly, gives some sane default values to use for benchmarking, etc.

Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?(2014)



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At the end of the day, the performance of Antergos Linux was within the same ballpark as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Fedora 20. The only cases where Antergos was faster was where the rolling-release distribution had quickly pulled in a newer version of Mesa / Linux kernel that benefited some particular graphics tests, etc, but there was no magical performance out of Antergos as many Arch Linux fans would like the Linux community to believe.
For those that will then say "the results are invalid because you didn't tune the system properly" or "you should have done XXX first", my response to which is assuming the distribution defaults given that's what a majority of users will do in the real-world and is the only way for the results to be reproducible and meaningful to any large number of users. For those that insist on tweaked system results, my offer still stands of having such ardent users put together a Wiki page or forum thread that extensively details all the recommended tunables for achieving maximum performance, etc. I'll happily follow such run for a separate article to see the performance impact made and then at least allows the community to evaluate the options and understand all of the tweaks being made so that they too can reproduce them. That really is my offer and belief for any topic, just not about Arch Linux, and from there it's easy to determine who is just blowing hot air.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:09 AM

An one last article about Arch derivatives for now.

Choosing the best Linux (2015)


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Since we already picked out Arch Linux to be the best base, but not the best distro (it's too bare bones to install and use easily), let's look at it's derivatives. The list is huge, but since what we want is Arch in an easy to use package (without too much alteration) then that leaves with the "speciality distributions" list as follows:
✓ Antergos - ready for desktop users
x ArchAssault - for hackers and security professionals
x ArchBang - OpenBox is not easy to use
x BBQLinux - Android developer oriented
x BlackArch - for security researchers
✓ Bluestar Linux - ready for desktop users
✓ Bridge Linux - ready for desktop users
x Evo/Lution Linux - only live CD
x TalkingArch - for the visually impaired
x Tux Hat Linux - only live CD
x Manjaro - strays far from Arch, but check it out if you've got complex graphics card needs.



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