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post #11 of 22
Just a heads up, Chakra will be leaving Arch and becoming its own distro eventually, so don't go with it if you plan on staying Arch.

There must be an Arch crazy elsewhere because this came up in my RSS feeds today:
http://samuelpainter.com/blog/?p=51
post #12 of 22
It's definitely a fun distro if you're a linux nerd. I've learned a lot in these past few weeks.
    
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I've always loved Arch, even before I could make it boot into x11 automatically (I was playing with it on VMs), although Sabayon and PC-BSD are looking very nice to me as well.

The only problem I get is that as someone who never really formatted a disk in CLI, setting up HDDs when you have multiple HDDs can be a PITA.
    
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using distros such as arch and slackware, and even my nemesis gentoo, i drew greatly from my expierence with DOS believe it or not.

i ran dos for many years and was quite pleased and content with it, but then one day, programs i wanted, required windows, so i had to leave my beloved and purchase windows

i think people who have living memory of the dos days, do better with these distros and linux in general, than people who are part of the gui generation (xp+, for the most part, mac osx users).
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I agree, I actually grew up on DOS as a kid. I remember Zeliard! We played that for hours at a time, taking turns every death. Freaking hard is what it was, but now it's all crazy simple.
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I mostly grew up on Windows 95 and 98 SE, but I have memories of DOS on my aunts 386 and playing a space invaders like game...I'm fine with CLI in general and formatting stuff when it's just one HDD but when I have more than one it gets confusing for me.
    
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
using distros such as arch and slackware, and even my nemesis gentoo, i drew greatly from my expierence with DOS believe it or not.

i ran dos for many years and was quite pleased and content with it, but then one day, programs i wanted, required windows, so i had to leave my beloved and purchase windows

i think people who have living memory of the dos days, do better with these distros and linux in general, than people who are part of the gui generation (xp+, for the most part, mac osx users).
What about those of use who ran win95 by the CLI? I don't remember how I did it anymore but I remember how cool it made me feel.

In Linux I feel that there are certain things the terminal is great for and certain things that it slows or confuses me to the point of defeating the purpose of a general user computer (to make life easier in general).
     
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post #18 of 22
Oh man, I am moving to Arch now, since my Fedora install seems to have killed itself. On the bright side, when I played with Arch a couple of years back, I absolutely loved Pacman and the ABS. Plus rolling release is killer. I may even consider it for my server instead of CentOS, that way it's customized to my liking.

The craze swallows another one.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 1/25/11 at 1:06pm
post #19 of 22
You guys should try out enlightenment, Great DE.

Ive got a couple issues i need to knock back with my arch setup (ie a dock that works with e17 (the module built with e17 sucks) ) But otherwise im using it daily and it works beautifully.
post #20 of 22
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You guys should try out enlightenment, Great DE.

Ive got a couple issues i need to knock back with my arch setup (ie a dock that works with e17 (the module built with e17 sucks) ) But otherwise im using it daily and it works beautifully.
I checked it out, looked at some screenshots, thing is, I'm not digging the UI at all. I am actually very partial to GNOME, used it since when KDE actually looked better than it (haha j/p KDErs ). So I dunno, it's kind of grown onto me, you know?
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