I'm installing arch linux alongside existing windows
hope this shit doesn't blow up in my face
just make sure to backup anything important, because if you don't do everything right the first time there is a possibility you'll have problems. Follow the wiki and you should be fine, but backups should be regularly done to deal with user error anyway.
yes you are being a cunt, you obviously learn more about how linux work when you're actually building it rather than just having it gave away.
If you buy a bicycle, you'll have to go to the mechanic everytime you have a problem or want to change some parts.
When you build it yourself with the appropriate documentation you see how it works, you know how to make it faster, how to maintain it and how to resolve problems.
For installing Arch? But I want to learn this stuff, I need to get used to it because I will be programming for the coming years.
Also, it's not that hard if you just follow the wiki right? What could go wrong?
I'm so tired of everybody acting like Arch is sum suber sekret defficult hecker gahnoo slesh leenux OS
Follow the fucking wiki to install and its easy, after that it's as easy to use as any other GNU/Linux distro
Arch really isn't that popular, but it's pretty popular on /g/.
I dunno; for me, it's easily the best up-to-date rolling release distro there is. Despite what the memes tell you, it's quite stable (packages are in testing beforehand) and Arch only ships the latest stable. AUR is a really handle tool which makes things like keep up with the latest git versions trivially easy. For my desktop, I see absolutely no purpose in not having the latest software. It's what I want.
Ok, good. I'm gonna try to get used to linux before my new school starts. I've never used it before, but the installation is the only part that's hard right? I only need to do programming, browse and watch some movies on it.
installing arch isn't hard
if you think it is you'll have more trouble maintaining it than installing it
don't use installer scripts, if you really have to resort to such things, you're better off not using a rolling release distro at all
video of me lazily setting up a fresh shitposting vm
11 minutes with much of it waiting on packages to download
also have a 4 minute version which doesn't include setting up a user or any gui stuff
Well it's bleeding edge meaning all packages are the most up to date release. This sounds good, but in reality new things can be fucking buggy. So whenever you need to update your install you might find a package updated and broke your install or part of it. Maybe you'll update and your sound will stop working. Then you'll have to figure out why and uninstall that part of the update. If you want to use Linux just install Mint with Cinnamon.
I'm not them, but I installed it recently as my very first distro.
It was really nice to learn how to partition and make use of LVM if needed, etc
Also, most of the barebones configuration transfers over to other distros. It also just werks(tm).
I don't see why you're being such a little cunt about it.