raymac46 Posted Wednesday at 06:11 PM Share Posted Wednesday at 06:11 PM (edited) Archinstall, archfi, Arco Linux, EndeavourOS - you may have heard them described as an easier, or kinder-gentler version of Arch. I won't even mention Manjaro which is quite a different beast. But the aforementioned script/distro set does have its charms. With any one of the above you get either vanilla Arch or something pretty close to it. You get to use pacman, and the AUR. and the install isn't quite as arcane as Arch the right way. But my recent experience with Git migration, pacman/pacnew/pacsave and .conf merging has shown me once again that Arch will require you to know something about Linux. You need to be familiar with file structure, Terminal, package management, repositories, etc. Otherwise you could be in for a world of hurt. Is this a bad thing? Not at all. I believe that installing and running an intermediate user distro like Slackware or Arch is a sign that you are getting somewhere with an alternate OS. It shows that you are willing to put in the time and effort to learn something new. If you just want to get stuff done, there are easier ways - like buying a Chromebook, or installing Mint or Zorin. Those are OK ways to go as well. I am grateful I took the time to install Arch the Arch Way, and I really like the look and feel of EndeavourOS, but I think its''s time we stopped trying to look for an easy way to use Arch. And no, I am not migrating to Gentoo any time soon. Edited Wednesday at 11:32 PM by raymac46 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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