>read through forums, blogs, wikis and comments
>4 days later
>can't even get my laptop battery status in the panel
>everything just werks
So what exactly is the point of Arch? Does /g/ just use it to make them feel like a "hacker" in desktop threads?
>have a battery panel icon by default
>read the beginner wiki
>2 hours later
>okay cool, i have a nice understanding of this os
>yaourt -S i3-gaps
>sPEND LITERALLY 5 MINUTES GOOGLING ABOUT BATTERY APPLETS
>INSTALL THE BATTERY APPLET OF YOUR FUCKING CHOICE
THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
HOW DO YOU FUCKING IDIOTS KEEP FUCKING UP ARCH
I DID THIS IN 2 DAYS
HOW STUPID ARE YOU
there, you fucking bitch, there's your (you). fucking end your life, cretin.
>leave /g/ for a year
>same bait threads are up
are people seriously this salty about arch's popularity
>aimed at developers
please I can't stop laughing
>aimed at developers?
if that was the case why key developers use everything but arch?
Prove this picture wrong if you're not too busy fixing your broken xorg.conf
if you want a stable systems that you can develop on and work from, then stick to debian/redhat derivatives
if you want a "by-default" minimal system that you can tinker with and break & fix, then go with arch
it's not and i won't
all your previous uploads are forced lies
thruth is it is simple to have anything on it and this makes it an excellent platform to work on but you must be too mad you can't (for what ever reason) even use it
can't say i'm not enjoying it.
fuck all of you memeing beginner users into this garbage you got used to calling distribution.
get a girlfriend
Using Arch, or any other minimal distro, is kind of like building a desktop.
The point is that you get to start from close to nothing and build it how you want it.
If this doesn't appeal to you, distros like Ubuntu that give you a complete, finished experience out of the box are probably a better choice.
What are the exact differences between Arch and Fedora, package manager aside? Arch is supposedly more of a from-the-ground-up experience, and both are presumably unstable due to being bleeding edge, is there anything else?
damage control won't stop arch from being garbage
That image is wrong, trulesbians use good distros not that hipster crap.
>noobuntu fags mad cuz they sux at linex
im actually just now how my computer ACTUALLY WORKs
>not using le arch
lol are u too dumb for distro for power users xDD
Arch is good if you want a custom-tailored installation with only the essentials you want it to have. It's not good if you need things to work out of the box without you needing to setup everything yourself.
What I wonder is why this isn't obvious to people.
No you idiot, muh pkgs missing, others I don't want instead. Others being not dependancies.
It is after you realize you can achieve exactly the same with any other distro. Also, fuck pacman.
I got a free laptop, so I put Arch on it and I just run RuneScape bots on it. Been up for 12 days now.
I'd still be using openSUSE if I knew how to get that systemd cancer out. Now I use Xubuntu LTS with a bunch of shit stripped out.
The bot? One that walks/runs to Edgeville takes out 28 Tuna, walks/runs to Stronghold of Security. Navigates the floors, and doors to Flesh Crawlers and kills them in F2P. Then restocks at bank. So far 74 Strength, 90 Strength in F2P will be easy. I 24/7 bot this.
People who use distros that "just work" are linux noobs. I use arch on all machines and I'm constantly fixing systems like a true elite. And by fixing I mean reading a wiki and copy and pasting commands until it works.
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why are people complaining about arch being "hard to install"?
literally just format disk, pacstrap base, bootloader and there you go.
jk but seriously, why do people want to run linux if they're afraid of the cli?
Almost every PC comes pre-installed with Windows (and Macs with OSX), so why bother in the first place.
Linux on Desktops is cancer anyway and if there was a proper ssh/sshfs implementation there shouldn't even be a reason to have it.
Linux on servers is even a bigger joke when there's bsd.
Arguing who has the better pile of shit is still having an argument about shit
wait, never mind. Forgot I'm on /g/
Arch was literally the easiest thing I've ever installed.
I've never plugged in a live media and gotten wifi setup in the first minute before.
The fact that it's install scripts makes everything clearer because you know exactly what to do. vs. in a OS which launches in a GUI, sure the install is fine, but everything after that takes so long to get used to and if you don't want to read through the retarded bloat manual with a shitton of pictures they'll basically assume you can figure it out by digging through the clusterfuck of menus. This ends up taking much longer than how to do anything on Arch which amounts to knowing how pacman works, for everything else google will always have an easy answer.
After a full install just install a DE package if you want instant "just werks" utilities like your battery status.
so this is my lesbo fedora
its still bleeding edge and i haven`t bleed out yet
and i`m still able to play League of Retards coz it just werks
>install software I want
>configure it how I want
>run `pacman -Syu` once a week
I't funny how there's way more people who love to tell people that they don't use Arch than those who do, and you can tell that they've never used since they mix it up with Gentoo, the real unstable time-sink OS
Jesus Christ senpai don't act so desperate, I can hear you crying from here
My reason for using Arch is that I'm lazy and it just werks. I don't like the default set-ups of any other desktop distros and Gentoo is too unstable (so maybe your first condition was correct)
>don't be retarded
The only thing I'm having trouble with is setting up some kind of bootsplash, but that's really, really, REALLY low on my list of priorities
I've used *buntus for 2 years and installed an Arch/Windows dual-boot on my main rig yesterday. Currently installing in my shitty "fuck around with OSes" netbook.
There's literally nothing wrong with the *buntus, or Arch, or any other distro for that matter. I'm liking Arch because so far it's 'fun', but on my main rig if Xorg DOES break or anything, I'm pulling all the data on the partition to a safe place and going back to Xubuntu because I need stability and "just werks" on that machine.
Why not just let anyone use what they want and stop asking them to justify their, or even worse your, choice?
This has been my experience to be honest.
Installed everything I need on Arch over a weekend. Just setting up Python exactly as I needed it in Windows took me longer.
Pacman and the AUR saves me a lot of time.
Also never broke anything because I'm not one of those ricing faggots that fuck with X to get prettier desktop pictures.
Literally 5 clicks to install, plus doesn't bullshit around like arch.
>hating on Unity
Yes, when it first came out it was shit, that's because it was NEW.
In it's current state it is, imo, the best DE available. Definitely MUCH better than current Gnome.
Are you 12 or just a retarded hipster?
If you can't install Arch or don't want to learn, just install Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora or SuSE or whatever.
There is literally no reason to install the failed abortion that is Manjaro
This faggot is correct.
I did this shit in two days while high as a kite on painkillers.
Biggest hangup was briefly confusing / & ~/ when placing the wm configs
-- Sent from my [th]i[nk]Pad
Took me < 30 minutes to get Arch Linux fully setup with i3. All maintance is accomplished by typing pacman -Syyu into urxvt in the morning and thats it. Takes < 1 minute and I'm set for the day.
If you can't accomplish this, you should probably not involve yourself with Linux or open source in general.