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I know this isn't the rant/rave section, but I am positive ya'll will *care more here than posting in the correct section.

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Rave: This thing is quick. I haven't felt this much speed on my netbook (1201N) in.....well.....ever. Running x86_64 GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell (Stock theme here is ugly). Documentation is readily available for a beginner like me and everything is literally pretty much straight forward and to the point. Every question I had has been asked and answered already. Also, pacman and paktahn are both awesome! I have a little more to get setup, app installs and such, but other then that it has been a great day! Now 4:46 am, time for bed.

Rant: Wireless was a pain to get setup, but now I have it working beautifully with NetworkManager.
    
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I used Ubuntu 11.04 on my netbook as well, but after one week I put 7 again.
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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
I used Ubuntu 11.04 on my netbook as well, but after one week I put 7 again.
Good for you... but that has nothing to do with this topic. Go back to playing your little windows games.

OP, Good to hear you got wireless working. When I was toying with Arch I had an issue too, but then again, almost every distro has given me issue with my odd wireless cards. I had to use ndiswrapper, as netman didn't work for me no matter how much I touched it with a baby jesus. Arch is a great distro, I hope it remains stable enough for you to want to keep it.
    
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I was trying to install Arch the other day, but none of the CDs or USB drives I tried seemed to be working.

Now I want to try again...
    
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Originally Posted by StupidMonkey View Post
Good for you... but that has nothing to do with this topic. Go back to playing your little windows games.

OP, Good to hear you got wireless working. When I was toying with Arch I had an issue too, but then again, almost every distro has given me issue with my odd wireless cards. I had to use ndiswrapper, as netman didn't work for me no matter how much I touched it with a baby jesus. Arch is a great distro, I hope it remains stable enough for you to want to keep it.
U mad ?

Arch is great but you can't blame him that he tells us about his experience with it, otherwise we might aswell stop these forums.
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Originally Posted by StupidMonkey View Post
Good for you... but that has nothing to do with this topic. Go back to playing your little windows games.

OP, Good to hear you got wireless working. When I was toying with Arch I had an issue too, but then again, almost every distro has given me issue with my odd wireless cards. I had to use ndiswrapper, as netman didn't work for me no matter how much I touched it with a baby jesus. Arch is a great distro, I hope it remains stable enough for you to want to keep it.
I don't think he is going to just go back and play his little windows games. I think he was just stating that he disliked the version of Linux he was using, so he switched. Just a comment. No need to be hostile
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I don't think he is going to just go back and play his little windows games. I think he was just stating that he disliked the version of Linux he was using, so he switched. Just a comment. No need to be hostile
I was having a hard time with the terminal and all those sudo commands :\\
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OP: Check this out, it's what you need for your netbook (enable BFQ yourself in the PKGBUILD).

I don't know what steps you needed for your wireless, but if you compiled your own module, you'll have to do it again
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OP: Check this out, it's what you need for your netbook (enable BFQ yourself in the PKGBUILD).

I don't know what steps you needed for your wireless, but if you compiled your own module, you'll have to do it again
I didn't even know this existed .

Rave: Arch's package manager is simply beautiful. If there's a program for Linux out there, it is likely to be in the repos or the aur. Its speed and lack of bloat is simply wonderful, and everything I put on there is what I want to put on there.

Rant: They switched to gnome 3 way too fast. Hell, it doesn't even have a dedicated program (except for the gnome-tweak-tool) that you can change the theme with. Not only that, but I can't roll it back without changing my mirrors or doing something else crazy.

To OP: There are some themes out there that are better than the stock theme. Here are some shell themes:
http://gnome-shell.deviantart.com/gallery/28081982

Also Atolm, egtk (elementary, get this from the AUR), and elegant brit are all now ported to gtk3.
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arch is cool to toy with... i see why people like it...

but i just dont see the point in something thats bleeding edge :/ it lacks stability... and not to mention, a manual install with arch is just overly complicated, there is much easier ways to set up a minimal system (with more stability i might add), yeah the arch install isnt too hard and there is lots of documentation... but the time required to set up a system is like double what it should be

ill stick with my debian stuff, but i may get a machine up just for arch some time to toy with it when im bored
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