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Poll Results: Which Linux?

 
  • 34% (12)
    Fedora
  • 8% (3)
    Debian
  • 2% (1)
    OpenSUSE
  • 37% (13)
    Arch
  • 17% (6)
    Other
35 Total Votes  
post #21 of 31
forgot that point... if anyone decides to go with vanilla debian.... dont ask the debian community for help ask a different linux community cause the debian community is all like cranky old sysadmins that dont take you seriously unless every other word is syntax or you supply graphs and stuff... lol

#! community isnt bad for debian help
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Kinda meh now...
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post #22 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by error10 View Post
I never could get an Arch virtual machine to boot.
Really? I'm doing it right now, as we speak D:
post #23 of 31
Fedora ftw!
   
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post #24 of 31
Like some other people said, I went from Ubuntu to Arch and learned a TON of stuff in the process. Archwiki has an article for just about anything!

If it's your first Arch install, be sure to have another computer nearby ready to do some googling.
post #25 of 31
Slackware64 13.37

Go for it!
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post #26 of 31
Why dont you just keep ubuntu stable running as is, and

apt-get install virt-manager

test installs of whatever distro you want in a VM. if it goes bad, who cares. If it goes well, eventually blow away your ubuntu install

I look down my nose at non gentoo users.
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post #28 of 31
Arch. Download one of the test ISO's.
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post #29 of 31
See, I'm all down for learning. But what I really don't like is when people say you learn a ton about linux with Arch. You learn a ton about linux with slackware/gentoo but not with arch. You learn a ton about arch, the arch way, and how arch works with arch. You also learn more about BSD structure as opposed to what linux has adopted.

I just like to clarify that, because you don't know linux you know Arch. Pacman is just another package manager. Yaourt is just another package manager. Creating a pkgbuild uses bash syntax but there are a lot of arch specific things and locations which won't help you on Linux. Though the bash commands, navigating in in, all that is exactly the same. It's minor stuff and minor tweaks that they used to keep it a more BSD designed system.

[edit] I'm all down for Arch now that it's not being all funky on me. However, it isn't that advanced. Most of what you learn is all geared towards how arch works, which might help you transition over to a more complicated distro. Though honestly I would much rather build from source itself than use yaourt. I don't like having to modify pkgbuilds because the vanilla source won't work. It's happened to me before. A good example is building the kernel, it never works with the vanilla source I always have to modify a pkgbuild. That's something I don't think should happen, subtle differences though.
Edited by mushroomboy - 5/13/11 at 11:58pm
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post #30 of 31
I agree that Arch really isnt that hard. It is more involved than ubuntu or fedora but a lot of that is simply down to being a rolling release. Debian is just as hard. Additionally Arch has idiot proof documentation. Seriously most wiki articles go command by command. It has a much more dramatic reputation.
than it deserves. When I first started I had expected some titanic battle with the cli.

I still stand by that it helps you learn more about Linux maybe not as much as gentoo or slack but more so than just sticking with ubuntu and fedora and doing everything through the gui. I know I have been able to translate a lot of what I have learned from arch into other distros.
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