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arch-linux-logo[1]I’d been hearing about Arch Linux for a long time, and I see more and more people using it for their desktop computers, so I decided to give it a try. And then I gave up.

I’m not sure why, but I wasn’t prepared for all the required steps to install Arch, and I quit. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled with Ubuntu’s and Mint’s installation guide that only requires you to know how to click “Next”.

But I recently decided to install it again and actually went through with it this time. I installed it on my old crappy laptop and after a long struggle I had a fully functioning Arch installation! So far, I don’t *really* see what the fuss is all about, but I’m sure I will discover its true potential eventually. What really separates Arch from the rest is the bleeding-edge philosophy, the package manager “pacman”, and AUR – the Arch User Repository. One of the first non-standard programs I tried to install was Spotify, which didn’t go that well since it required an old version of… something, can’t remember the name now.

It is, however, incredibly easy to use pacman and the AUR, once you know how.

I realize this post doesn’t really say much, and for that I apologize. I recently moved this site from a dedicated OVH server running Apache to a VPS server running Nginx, so I wanted to see how it works.

Stefan Persson

Stefan is the owner, maintainer and writer of this website. Computer technology has been in his interest since forever, which has led him to studies and a career in the networking field.

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