[Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
mametz at aol.com
Wed Mar 7 14:32:48 EST 2012
I need to reconfigure a production box myself. I was going to wait for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but am concerned about Gnome 3 and my dual monitor set up and other application support (ppas) and lack thereof in the newer Ubuntu releases.
I like the idea of "install once." Is Arch a better rolling release then other options (e.g., Debian)?
I've heard that the experimental nature of rolling releases can "break things." Is this fear overblown?
From: Nick Danger <nick at hackermonkey.com>
To: novalug <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Sent: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Novalug] Arch linux impressions?
Glad to hear good things. I am not starting just now but I think the new
ome workstation will get Arch. Time to start branching out a little and
earning 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
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).
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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