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I'm not going to start a new topic for this as I think Linux fanboiism is silly. It's OT but related to the previous post. Vote for your favourite Linux - https://opensource.com/article/20/1/favo

Yeah, it has never meant that. The ranking is only for popularity of distros on that website alone, not what people are actually using.

http://go2linux.garr...ch-linux-review   Arch Linux Review, reviewin one of the most used Linux distributions (2009)   With a follow up review after using Arch for 18 months.   http://go2linux.

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Mastering Pacman for Arch Linux




The Pacman package manager provides users with a simple way of managing packages. Packages can be managed from either official repositories or from a user’s own builds with Pacman. Follow this guide to master Pacman for Arch Linux.




Not any information that ain't in the wiki but it is nice to see articles concerning Arch. 😎

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2 hours ago, abarbarian said:

Mastering Pacman for Arch Linux



Not any information that ain't in the wiki but it is nice to see articles concerning Arch. 😎


Odd title considering that it’s a tutorial, not a remaster. A remaster means that you changed something. Sort of like a distro respin.

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Odd title

Not really.






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1. One that has control over another person, a group of persons, or a thing, especially:
a. The owner or keeper of an animal: The dog ran toward its master.
b. The owner of a slave.
c. One who has control over or ownership of something: the master of a large tea plantation.
d. An employer.
e. The man who serves as the head of a household.
f. One who defeats another; a victor: I had to admit that I had met my master and so conceded the game.
g. One who acts out the role of the dominating partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
2. The captain of a merchant ship. Also called master mariner.
a. One whose teachings or doctrines are accepted by followers.
b. Master Christianity Jesus.
4. A male teacher, schoolmaster, or tutor.
5. One who holds a master's degree.
a. An artist or performer of great and exemplary skill.
b. An old master.
7. A worker qualified to teach apprentices and carry on the craft independently.
8. An expert: a master of three languages.
9. Abbr. M.
a. Used formerly as a title for a man holding a naval office ranking next below a lieutenant on a warship.
b. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
c. Master Used as a title for any of various male officers having specified duties concerning the management of the British royal household.
d. Master Used as a courtesy title before the given or full name of a boy not considered old enough to be addressed as Mister.
e. Archaic Used as a form of address for a man; mister.
10. One who is appointed to assist a court in the performance of certain legal functions, such as the taking of testimony and calculating damages in complex litigation. Also called special master.
11. Master A man who owns a pack of hounds or is the chief officer of a hunt.
12. An original, such as an original document or audio recording, from which copies can be made.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a master.
2. Principal or predominant: a master plot.
3. Controlling all other parts of a mechanism: a master switch.
4. Highly skilled or proficient: a master thief.
5. Being an original from which copies are made.
tr.v. mas·tered, mas·ter·ing, mas·ters
1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about: mastered the language in a year's study.
2. To overcome or defeat: He finally mastered his addiction to drugs.
3. To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).

[Middle English maister, master, from Old English māgister, mægister and Old French maistre, both from Latin magister; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

mas′ter·dom n.
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Noun 1. mastering - becoming proficient in the use of somethingmastering - becoming proficient in the use of something; having mastery of; "his mastering the art of cooking took a long time"
education - the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"


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Came across this video showcasing xscreensaver running on a Arch install. Looks like the guy is using Window Maker which is cool. Sweet spots are 16 and 30 mins in.


Watch the video in 1080pHD to get clear readable text. 😉




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