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My record is (1) DESTROYED Ubuntu iso install (2) FEDORA installs (1 was virtual) (1) Manjaro Linux forgetting my passwords and thinking I could figure it out. This was all in one day! I didn’t touch my PC for a week, grounded myself to Windows the whole time. Thats when I learned why they suggest live-usb or Virtual. Even though I did all that in a day. It never harmed my pc unlike windows trying to overheat or blue screen me to death.
Thats not a bad record, i think ive also trashed 3 or in 4 in a day too! but usually always in virtual box.

I also use mac os dual booted on a laptop with mint. I like having mac os around because i dont play around with it like i do my linux. With mac i will fire it up and its home base so i can reinstall or etch another usb or whatever. Linux is my mistress i get myself into lots of trouble with linux trashing distros, cheating on distros with other distros - linux is just too much fun!
 


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Thats not a bad record, i think ive also trashed 3 or in 4 in a day too! but usually always in virtual box.

I also use mac os dual booted on a laptop with mint. I like having mac os around because i dont play around with it like i do my linux. With mac i will fire it up and its home base so i can reinstall or etch another usb or whatever. Linux is my mistress i get myself into lots of trouble with linux trashing distros, cheating on distros with other distros - linux is just too much fun!
Ive been wanting a MAC for ages now. Financially out of my reach though. I do enjoy tinkering so I seem to always go BYOD….that and a MAC costs a pretty penny!
 
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Yeah I created a Libreoffice document of what I consider to be useful Linux stuff and update and save it to a usb thumb drive as needed.

The closet I've gotten to Arch Linux is EndeavourOS but I'm still a wet behind the ears new Linux user.

I've learned quite a bit about Linux since I started using Linux but I'm nowhere close to using Arch Linux but slowly step by step inch by inch.
 
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Im a shave-tail myself. But I’m a knucklehead that just has to do it. In all honesty Arch is one heck of a bite to chew on
 

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Ive been wanting a MAC for ages now. Financially out of my reach though. I do enjoy tinkering so I seem to always go BYOD….that and a MAC costs a pretty penny!
I bought a reconditioned 2009 macbook on amazon for
Ive been wanting a MAC for ages now. Financially out of my reach though. I do enjoy tinkering so I seem to always go BYOD….that and a MAC costs a pretty penny!
Yeah I created a Libreoffice document of what I consider to be useful Linux stuff and update and save it to a usb thumb drive as needed.

The closet I've gotten to Arch Linux is EndeavourOS but I'm still a wet behind the ears new Linux user.

I've learned quite a bit about Linux since I started using Linux but I'm nowhere close to using Arch Linux but slowly step by step inch by inch.
Im certainly not a linux pro ive taken a few online linux courses and know some some basic commands. Honestly once you get pas the arch install, and get a desktop enviroment installed the hard work is done for the most part , from there you have a functional system

I followed an install guide made notes and also arch wiki install guide.
Ive wached videos of people installing desktop envorments and customization , it really helps to watch someone else go through the steps and gives you a better idea of whats going on.

I say just go for it, doesnt matter if you fail 1,2,5 times - i failed several times before getting a succesful install but each time i screwed up i learned something new.

Also use a virtual box once u got it sucessfully installed u can clone you base system then u dnt have to keep going through reinstall
 

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Im a shave-tail myself. But I’m a knucklehead that just has to do it. In all honesty Arch is one heck of a bite to chew on
Its not a big a bite as say gentoo or linux from scratch. In those you have to compile everything - much more time consuming.

Im certainly not there yet lol
 

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Its not a big a bite as say gentoo or linux from scratch. In those you have to compile everything - much more time consuming.

Im certainly not there yet lol
I have never tried Gentoo because of compiling everything from source taking a lot of time, I find Arch a good in between. Gentoo shouldn't be too much different from Arch as in setup, only that one is source based distribution and the other a binary based distribution.
 

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I have never tried Gentoo because of compiling everything from source taking a lot of time, I find Arch a good in between. Gentoo shouldn't be too much different from Arch as in setup, only that one is source based distribution and the other a binary based distribution.
last week i wached a video of somebody doing linux from scratch becuase i wanted to learn more without the headache of trying to msucle through it myself because i dont feel ready for taht kind of ordeal yet lol! , i wached all of the prep and setup and installing of core utils and linux base commmand programs, i have not yet wached the grand 5 hour compiling of the linux kernel. i will certainly be skipping fastforwarding most of that vid but will be interested to see how its still accomplished!

but after waching the donwload, compile and install then delete of the source file it really made me apprechiate the "pacstrap" command in Arch, in 1 foul swoop pacsrap lets you download and install the linux kernel and base system - with no compiling! It made me realize just how awesome Arch is in terms of how much freedom it gives without the time comsumption of compiling!
 

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here the video series of linux from scratch wchich installs linux from scratch following the official linux from scratch book
Linux from Scratch is only interesting if you are interested in knowing what goes on under the hood when it comes to creating your own Linux distribution and the process of what all distribution developers go through when creating a distribution, updating the software and maintaining it etc.
 

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Linux from Scratch is only interesting if you are interested in knowing what goes on under the hood when it comes to creating your own Linux distribution and the process of what all distribution developers go through when creating a distribution, updating the software and maintaining it etc.
yeah it made me apprechiate just how much work must go into maintaining a distro made from scratch!
 
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Linux from Scratch is only interesting if you are interested in knowing what goes on under the hood when it comes to creating your own Linux distribution and the process of what all distribution developers go through when creating a distribution, updating the software and maintaining it etc.
That’s exactly why I’ll forever be with linux…seeing the inner workings definitely gets my attention.
last week i wached a video of somebody doing linux from scratch becuase i wanted to learn more without the headache of trying to msucle through it myself because i dont feel ready for taht kind of ordeal yet lol! , i wached all of the prep and setup and installing of core utils and linux base commmand programs, i have not yet wached the grand 5 hour compiling of the linux kernel. i will certainly be skipping fastforwarding most of that vid but will be interested to see how its still accomplished!

but after waching the donwload, compile and install then delete of the source file it really made me apprechiate the "pacstrap" command in Arch, in 1 foul swoop pacsrap lets you download and install the linux kernel and base system - with no compiling! It made me realize just how awesome Arch is in terms of how much freedom it gives without the time comsumption of compiling!
I bought an iMac for benjamin. Late 2012 model 21.5” display. I get it now, Mac will be “wifey” …..now I can ease up and finalize my laptop build just the way it needs to be. And my craptop…well….its destiny is in the name!!
 

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That’s exactly why I’ll forever be with linux…seeing the inner workings definitely gets my attention.

I bought an iMac for benjamin. Late 2012 model 21.5” display. I get it now, Mac will be “wifey” …..now I can ease up and finalize my laptop build just the way it needs to be. And my craptop…well….its destiny is in the name!!
awesome man! i like using diferent operating systems fr different jobs. Linux is fun and so customizable, i like ipad for night time surfing and netflix, its so fast and snappy and never fails me, i use raspberry pi for main daily driver, my refurb macbook with dual boot mac and linux mint i use to play around with differnt distros and Arch! I even use my playstation 4 on my big old tv not to game but more as an entertainment system for youtube or netflix again. But linux is the most fun , breaking and repairng, distro hoping its very fun lol
 

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And the note is always there as long as the book doesn’t get list or the scrap piece of paper doesn’t get thrown away. Mess up on an install…its more like…”what note???”
If you don’t have a backup of course
 

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awesome i will do that next time i install i also heard on youtube video follow along to make sure you have 3 things before you reboot after install :

1.text editor
2. browser
3.terminal emulator

i also have to get cmatrix and neofetch too ;-)
And Internet/Network manager
 
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