I would like to introduce you to a little distro I can across, and am currently running on my machine called KahelOS. KahelOS is based on Arch Linux, but featuring a pre-configured Gnome Shell experience. Which I would really cool, because most "Arch based/Forks" use KDE (Chakra) or a lighter DWM (ArchBang).
Howdy,I hail from Canada. I started using Linux about two years ago. Like a lot of newbies, I got going with Ubuntu. About a year ago I switched to Arch, and haven't looked back. I love the simplicity and customizability - the Arch Way! Arch appeals to my drive to tinker.After a year of using Arch, this is the first time I've posted to the forums.
Welcome to Club#!, ironmonkus! If you love the distro, just wait till you meet the community. They're so awesome! /)^3^(\I think Philip (our distro's sole developer and the community's benevolent despot) would have mad steelo in a black #! bucket hat!
When people want to try Linux, it is very likely that their first distro is either Ubuntu, Mint or Zorin. But after using Linux for a while, most users will know about and want to try Arch Linux, a lightweight, flexible and highly customizable distro. You will gain a lot of benefits from trying and using Arch Linux.
Arch Linux is highly respected throughout the Linux community as a cutting edge, well designed, rolling-release Linux distro with superb documentation. But at the same time, it is also discarded as a non-option by many Linux users, including experienced ones, for being time consuming to install and configure. I fall into this latter group.
A recent -really- broken update from Arch and the fact that I already use it for 3 years led me to change distro. I did some research as I want to keep the rolling release manner and I have come up with 3 alternatives:
Chakra Linux - based on Arch, but there are many differences.
Sabayon - I have never tried a Gentoo flavor before.
ratcheer wrote:I installed a minimal Arch Linux with awesome and a minimal LinuxBBQ with Openbox. The Openbox is much lighter.TimApples and oranges. It's not unusual for Arch to use more memory than Debian, possibly because it's doing something useful with the extra. You would need to compare Arch with Awesome and Openbox, or Debian with Awesome and Openbox.
Hi all !I do LOVE this nice, simple-to-use, cute distro (not talking about my girlfriend but about Arch !).To me the perenity is a very important point.So, could you please tell me is there a way to know how big is the Arch community ?Where are located most of its users ?I have the feeling that there are a lot of french users, right ?Regards,Bastien
Hello everyone. I've been using #! for about a month now and loved every minute of it. Started using linux in early 2012 and hopped from Mint to Fedora to Arch and now this sexy beast. I was actually very happy with arch (and still love it), but when I heard about #! and did my research, I knew i found the perfect distro. Didn't even bother with Virtualbox or the live session.