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PacmanXG 4x series and a breadcrumb trail.
abarbarian posted a topic in Bruno's All Things Linuxhttps://aur.archlinu...es.php?ID=56207 http://translate.goo...X0R4zZZCBNnS7Pw The thing is Arch is not the easiest ride if you are not a geek. So what if you are adventurous and not a fully fledged geekspert and you want to play with Arch. You may need a little help to explore this fascinating os. An that is where PacmanXG comes in. It is a gui for pacman and yaourt. Yes yes I know gui's are for wimps and not real geeksperts but your basic adventurer finds them helpful. I tried out pacmanXG and in the main it works very well. There are a few things that do not work at all. One of the biggest drawbacks I can see to the program is that there seems to be no way to alter the program, ie: no config files to tweak. However the use of the program is straightforward and as you use the program you get to see exactly what is going on. When you click a button you see the commands used and get output almost as if you were using a terminal. This allows you to perform actions easily and learn at the same time. All in all for someone not overly familiar with all the esoterikness of the command line and new to Arch I think this would be a very useful tool. One aspect of the program which is very useful, hmm maybe useful, is that it allows you to see all the programs available for installation as a list and also split into groups such as, games (is that really useful). With information about the program displayed in tabs one of which shows where all the various parts of the program are located, most handy. I think the program is well worth a quick look. Breadcrumbs. The above led me to this fine video about pacmanexpress. The video really impressed me with its presentation. If all program makers made similar quality videos that captured the imagination the world would warm to open source much quicker than it has up to the present. Consider this video with a standard git hub page and you'll see what I mean. http://www.youtube.c...bed/BnEz4VnVgRw The breadcrumbs lead me to repacman which seemed like a very useful tool. Though I am not absolutely sure why. http://translate.goo...&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8 An finally the breadcrumbs led me to these Arch derivatives the funkiest of which is Groovyarcade. http://code.google.com/p/groovyarcade/ An to Cinnarch which is looking for a new name as they are dumping cinnamon and all things Mint and converting to Gnome. http://www.cinnarch.com/about/ Ending up at this very strange Arch derivative whose purpose and forums leave me totally baffled. http://translate.goo...KIRQsfCaqhnt6xA Now I must get going as I have a trancefusion to attend to.