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40 minute install time and yes it's tedious sometimes unnecessarily

I played with it longer, but no I didn't live with it..
Yes, I got that the 40 minutes was the install time, and I reiterate that 40 minutes really isn't all that long to install an bare-bones distro that you're unfamiliar with.

To be honest, it sounds like you're missing the point of Arch since you're after some degree of hand-holding. The point of Arch is that it does very little of that because it makes no expectations about the kind of set up it's users want. What it sounds like you want is an out-of-the-box OS but with a minimal footprint - which is what CrunchBang is and which is quite a different thing altogether from bare-bones distros like Debian minimal and Arch.

Maybe give ArchBang a try next time you want to play with Arch because that's basically CrunchBang but with an Arch base instead of Debian: http://archbang.org/
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Yes, I got that the 40 minutes was the install time, and I reiterate that 40 minutes really isn't all that long to install an bare-bones distro that you're unfamiliar with.

To be honest, it sounds like you're missing the point of Arch since you're after some degree of hand-holding. The point of Arch is that it does very little of that because it makes no expectations about the kind of set up it's users want. What it sounds like you want is an out-of-the-box OS but with a minimal footprint - which is what CrunchBang is and which is quite a different thing altogether from bare-bones distros like Debian minimal and Arch.

Maybe give ArchBang a try next time you want to play with Arch because that's basically CrunchBang but with an Arch base instead of Debian: http://archbang.org/

I think my expectations were manna from heaven and what I got was LXDE..

it's still on the drive maybe I'll live with it after the weekend.
 
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Well, didn't mean to get this into too heated of a discussion biggrin.gif

I'm using Linux Mint (XFCE) on my desktop while I'm at school for ease of use and almost no issues, but on my test desktop at home, I have Arch booted up and I'm configuring it everyday. Until I see the REAL benefit of using Arch over any other distro, I think I'll keep mint booted on my laptop.

Thanks for all the help! thumb.gif
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Well, didn't mean to get this into too heated of a discussion biggrin.gif
It wasn't heated
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I'm using Linux Mint (XFCE) on my desktop while I'm at school for ease of use and almost no issues, but on my test desktop at home, I have Arch booted up and I'm configuring it everyday. Until I see the REAL benefit of using Arch over any other distro, I think I'll keep mint booted on my laptop.

Thanks for all the help! thumb.gif
There's no advantage of running one distro over another aside personal preference. This is what annoys me about some people, they post things like this where they clearly judge everything by the same benchmark, when in fact Arch is as different to Mint as night is to day. However the "REAL benefit" just comes down to personal preference. We can argue all day that x package manager is better than y, but the choice of distro is still just a matter of personal preference.

This is Linux, if something runs on Mint then it will run on Arch (and visa versa). It's not like arguing that DirectX13 is only available for Windows 8 or whatever marketing ploys that proprietary companies use to force people into switching. With Linux, if something runs on one platform, it should run on them all. So it's really just a matter of personal preference.
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