[Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
nick at hackermonkey.com
Wed Mar 7 13:36:49 EST 2012
Glad to hear good things. I am not starting just now but I think the new
home workstation will get Arch. Time to start branching out a little and
learning more stuff.
On 03/07/2012 01:04 PM, Ed James wrote:
> So, this would be fine for an old machine where the most
> complicated use (besides a browser) would be doing C++/xlib
> program development?
> Note - I don't mind updating packages from time to time, but I
> really hate having to wipe the machine to do a conplete install
> of a conplete installation (horrible phrasing that was). Sounds
> like this is not an issue with Arch (with which I have zero experience).
> Ed James
> On 3/7/12, Brander Snaxe<brandon20va at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I love Arch for a daily workstation. Easy to keep up to date and never have
>> to 'upgrade.'
>> The configuration is manual, but that's what the wiki is for. It's a lot of
>> fun, but one can also be highly productive with it. It's the best of a lot
>> of worlds.
>> I wouldn't run it as a server unless I had a specific use case.
>> From: Nick Danger<nick at hackermonkey.com>
>> To: NOVALUG<novalug at calypso.tux.org>
>> Sent: Monday, March 5, 2012 9:20 PM
>> Subject: [Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
>> Looking at distros for my new home workstation. nothing fancy but new to
>> me anyway. been a happy fedora guy for years and other stuff thrown
>> in/out during those years. Havent tried Arch yet but reading good things.
>> Anyone running it/run it for some time that have comments? I am
>> interested in comments about how well it worked for you as a
>> workstation, packages available for it (I like to avoid messing with the
>> native package scheme as much as possible), keeping up to date, patches
>> over time etc.
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