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    • V.T. Eric Layton
      Sadly, I had to quit buying actual books. They were taking over my home because I never got rid of any of them. After eliminating 3/5s of my 15K editions a few years ago (just kept the special books ), I decided to just let the local library store my books for me. Heh!   Up until this coronavirus fiasco, I was going to the library regularly for all my reading needs. Sadly, the local branches all closed in March of this year. They have not reopened yet. For this reason, I've had to depend on ebooks during this past few months. I still prefer a real dead tree book, but I've been getting good use out of my Nook during this time.   Oh, and when I was still buying used books online I had long ago given up on ABE and Alibris and others and purchased from only one place... a place with the best prices, best and fastest shipping, excellent customer support, etc.   Thriftbooks   I've been buying from them for nearly a decade. I have never had a complaint. I HIGHLY recommend them. Have fun!
    • saturnian
      I don't think Anarchy Installer had a DistroWatch page back when this thread was started: https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=anarchy   And I think they were calling it Anarchy Linux back then.   Anyway, still using the same system. If I needed to do another Arch installation, I might use Anarchy again. But I'd probably install Arch by the book as long as I wasn't pressed for time. Not sure; Anarchy is a good project, it's a time-saver, and the end result is a "cleaner" Arch system than I've seen from any other Arch derivative I've tried. At the DW page linked above, there are a few reviews supplied by readers, although I'd like to see more.    
    • ebrke
      I decided to give myself an early birthday present and went to Alibris. Bought 9 books, all old favorites because I reread a lot. A couple were to replace paperback versions of books that had literally disintegrated. I just don't like e-books and could bankrupt myself on Alibris, but I swallow the cost of shipping because there are no second-hand bookstores in my area anymore. 😢
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      No problem 👍
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