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Garuda Linux Provides a Hassle-free Arch Experience With a Beautiful Neon Look [Review with Video]

 

This is a most interesting Arch derivative. Personally the video that comes with this article is pants. it jumps around quicker than a cat on a hot tin roof.

 

GARUDA HOME SITE

 

One aspect of garuda I think is brilliant is the backup before doing an update feature built in to the os. Not so sure about the btrfs file system use though.

 

GARUDA DOWNLOADS

There are a heap of already configures choices along with a couple of base ones.

 

GARUDA STARTPAGE

This is a very interesting part of the Garuda site. They offer some very useful looking services. I tired out the SEARX and WHOOGLE offerings and they worked well. The SEARX option was almost as good a s a standard Google search.

 

All in all Garuda is well worth a few moments of your time. 😎

 

 

 

 

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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

Probably late to the party. But a guide for Pacman with examples: https://www.debugpoint.com/2021/02/pacman-command-arch-examples/   Have a look. 

Thought it might be a good idea to have seperate threads thread devoted to articles about particular os's. In this way folk can have easy access to articles they may not normaly come across. Seeing as

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Well I wouldn't refer to it as a "Arch Experience" as nothing about it is like archlinux, besides the package manager.

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On 2/8/2021 at 11:21 PM, arindam said:

Probably late to the party.

 

Never late. Scot's is not as busy as it once was, but there are still a few of us hanging around here. Welcome to our humble home!

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saturnian

That article mentions the Arch Linux Archive, which I wasn't aware of before. Also, the author's comments about Arch's "reliability" sound similar to what I've experienced here -- quite remarkable, especially for a rolling-release distro.

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39 minutes ago, saturnian said:

That article mentions the Arch Linux Archive, which I wasn't aware of before. Also, the author's comments about Arch's "reliability" sound similar to what I've experienced here -- quite remarkable, especially for a rolling-release distro.

 

Well Arch only uses the latest stable versions of packages so while it is a rolling release, it' s not like you get beta or git packages but they are available in the AUR.

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15 hours ago, saturnian said:

Good stuff in this article, about openSUSE as well as about Arch: https://www.ordinatechnic.com/specials/1/Best/2/Distributions/best-distribution-of-2020

 

Excellent article. I have to agree with the reliability of Arch. As long as you take note of the update notes you should never encounter a problem.

Only time my Arch rig has gone bottom up is when I have fiddled and fiddled and fiddled it to death. 😂

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raymac46

Arch on the rails has always been stable for me. The only time I have had problems was when installing it as a guest in VBox under Windows 10. This may have something to do with Microsoft Device Guard. This is something similar to Secure Boot for virtual machines.

 

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Nice. Sorry comments been short, death in the family and out of town

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8 minutes ago, raymac46 said:

Sorry to hear that Josh. Hope you are doing OK.

 

Yeah, I am good. One of my cousin overdosed on drugs. I wasn't close to this cousin but she was one of my first cousins (I have a lot). We'll be burying her in a few hours. I will be a pallbearer.

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My take:

  • You should do the Arch install from the Wiki at least once. I can't think of a better way to learn about how Arch Linux works.
  • Once you have learned as much as you can, and the install is routine and works every time, then maybe try a script. I did this recently and it helped avoid typing errors in the CLI.
  • The scripts I tried were frankly more useful in setting up the DE and applications. They made sure I didn't miss anything useful.
  • At the end of a day, with a script you just follow along through the Wiki steps and end up with a working Arch system.
  • I guess it depends if you believe the end justifies the means, or whether Arch is all about the journey not the destination.
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It's text based and it just helps you with locale and partitioning along with a couple of other things. Not a full install by any means

 

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This installer will perform the following:

  • Prompt the user to select a disk and disk-password
  • Proceed to wipe the selected disk with a GPT partition table.
  • Sets up a default 100% used disk with encryption.
  • Installs a basic instance of Arch Linux (base base-devel linux linux-firmware btrfs-progs efibootmgr)
  • Installs and configures a bootloader to partition 0.
  • Install additional packages (nano, wget, git)
  • Installs a network-profile called workstation (more on network profiles in the do

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comments/mi16if/arch_linux_news_installation_medium_with_installer/gt2essq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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BTW its actually been available in the Community repo for months now.

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