My goal for today is to install Arch Linux with Cinnamon DE on my laptop, as a dual boot configuration with Windows 8.1
Other than the arch wiki, what is the best install guide for someone that has never done so before.
Why does Arch appeal to you? Who got you interested in it?
You're in a public place using Arch on your laptop, and a random qt sits next to you and asks "Is that... Ubuntu?" How do you respond.
Explain to her that it is like Ubuntu, but a little different.
I like the idea of choosing what packages to install.
Thoughts on this guy? His voice is kind of soothing but he goes through the install pretty quickly.
>I like the idea of choosing what packages to install.
You can do that with almost any distro.
>Thoughts on this guy? His voice is kind of soothing but he goes through the install pretty quickly.
If you need to watch a youtube video to install Arch you're going to have a bad time. What do you even know about linux?
Antegros https://antergos.com is a easier install, you might also look at architect linux. http://sourceforge.net/projects/architect-linux/
Both are supposed to give you a basic minimal arch. I remember when i installed arch it was hard as fuck and there is no reason that it should be hard these days... the arch wiki is shit unless you already are a expert.
that's not at all true
OP, dont let these idiots change your mind. If you're dead set on a distro, try it. If it isn't for you, worst thing that'll happen is you'll give up out of frustration. I'm sure the majority of the people bitching about arch did.
Well I got past the hard part of partitioning everything. Since I am dual booting windows 8.1 I was very worried, nontheless I finally set up my SWAP and root partitions, so it's now smooth sailing from here.
The bootloader is the only difficult thing you'll encounter. If you happen to already be on UEFI, make sure you use systemd-boot. If not, there's quite a bit of configuring with grub to be done so that dual booting works.
If you want to install something useless for e-cred, or to appeal to these obscure distro young sluts that apparently exist, install gentoo.
Gives you a bigger pair of /g/onads and as a bonus its also a usable distro.
>mfw installing arch
>get to the part where you download the packages
>Laptop screen is black with white text all over screen
>Mom walks in
>this should be fun
>"Hey mom look! I'm hacking into the NSA!"
>She. Freaks. Out.
>charges me and starts hitting me
>Disables me and chokes me out
>wake up in a jail cell later on
Turns out my mom was an NSA agent.