If your new to Arch linux you should check out ARCO LINUX, a distro designed to teach and master linux!

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cam across this awesome website and distro

Arco Linux

has awesome website which has a "learning path" which different phases to learn all about linux by gradually learning how to use all the different fascets that build up your linux distro

It looks great, anybody new to linux or Arch linux should check this out, the guy has an awesome youtube channel full of tutorial videos on all things linux and arco linux

 


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I installed Arco Linux yesterday in a VM, I used the arcolinuxb installation. Through the install process, using the calamares installer, you have the choice of picking literally every component if you go through the advanced install which is nice, but it installs a bunch if packages for some reason, where my EndOS install feels much lighter.

Personal if I were to learn Linux from scratch, I’d do what I’ve done before, and just install vanilla arch through the CLI, this way, you learn about everything :)

The only advantage to using Arco in my opinion is to install arch with a tiling window manager so that you don’t have to do a lot of that manual effort yourself like you would if you went with vanilla arch.
 
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I installed Arco Linux yesterday in a VM, I used the arcolinuxb installation. Through the install process, using the calamares installer, you have the choice of picking literally every component if you go through the advanced install which is nice, but it installs a bunch if packages for some reason, where my EndOS install feels much lighter.

Personal if I were to learn Linux from scratch, I’d do what I’ve done before, and just install vanilla arch through the CLI, this way, you learn about everything :)

The only advantage to using Arco in my opinion is to install arch with a tiling window manager so that you don’t have to do a lot of that manual effort yourself like you would if you went with vanilla arch.
it depends on what version on arc you install there standard verrsion is their flagship iso with all the softare pre isntalled, then they also have arcolinuxD which is a minimal system you have to add the packages yourself and then there is the arcolinux B where you build your own iso arch distro
 

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it depends on what version on arc you install there standard verrsion is their flagship iso with all the softare pre isntalled, then they also have arcolinuxD which is a minimal system you have to add the packages yourself and then there is the arcolinux B where you build your own iso arch distro

To be honest, I wish there was just one single ISO that gives you the option of installing whatever you want. I think what is confusing about this, is that there are so many different ISO to download and try with Arco. I get that they offer different options of how to install Arco Linux, but for the most part, the confusing part is figuring out which ISO you need to install Arco.

What I like about EndOS, is that there is one single ISO to download and through that installation process, you can pick and chose what you want installed. For new users, this is a huge plus as we know that having too much choice, could deter a user from even trying...
 

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(LFS - Linux From Scratch.)

When you're done with that, BLFS - Beyond Linux From Scratch.

Before you say it's too hard, there's another forum that has a little old lady who uses LFS/BLFS as her daily driver.
 
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I'm partial to Linux OOTB.

Some if not most of them come with way to much useless unnecessary software for me installed by default OOTB.

Ubuntu minimal iso is the best I've found for installing your own OOTB Linux distro.

Ubuntu minimal iso comes with the bare minimum needed to install the rest.

It took me a few attempts to finally get it right even following the actual Ubuntu minimal instructions.

It appears the instruction seem to have a few errors from version to version.

It was all worth it because I learned quite a bit about the needed dependencies which make other software work.
 

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There has been some *public* mention of a Lubuntu minimal install. There's even a PPA you can add (during boot) and software you can install that'll enable it, but it's all very much beta material. I'm not even sure if they've updated it for Jammy (22.04).
 
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To be honest, I wish there was just one single ISO that gives you the option of installing whatever you want. I think what is confusing about this, is that there are so many different ISO to download and try with Arco. I get that they offer different options of how to install Arco Linux, but for the most part, the confusing part is figuring out which ISO you need to install Arco.

What I like about EndOS, is that there is one single ISO to download and through that installation process, you can pick and chose what you want installed. For new users, this is a huge plus as we know that having too much choice, could deter a user from even trying...
on the arcolinux website there is a vide overview of the different distros and also he lays out the 8 phase plan to take anybody from linux noob all the way to making your own iso of arch . I was impressed by this distro of linux, its very flexible and fr me might be the answer to finally ending distro hoping lol
 
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(LFS - Linux From Scratch.)

When you're done with that, BLFS - Beyond Linux From Scratch.

Before you say it's too hard, there's another forum that has a little old lady who uses LFS/BLFS as her daily driver.
I seen many comments that suggest the following progression wheni t comes to learning linux

slackware >> Arch linux >> gentoo >> linux from scratch
 

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linux from scratch

I did both LFS and BLFS. It was entirely too much work. It was informative, but more effort than I'd like to do to have and maintain an operating system. I could have learned the same thing from just playing with pretty much any OS, actually. Still, it was educational and condensed education. You learn a lot in a little amount of time.
 
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I did both LFS and BLFS. It was entirely too much work. It was informative, but more effort than I'd like to do to have and maintain an operating system. I could have learned the same thing from just playing with pretty much any OS, actually. Still, it was educational and condensed education. You learn a lot in a little amount of time.
wow LFS and BLFS! yeah i bet that was some work but i bet you learn a ton. I recently wached some videos of somebody going through LFS i wached how the core utils where installed i didnt see the grand 5 hour compile of the kernel though.
Ive heard many people say who have done LFS that they wasnt left with a system they could realisitcallly use as a daily driver although i know some have done that too. Thats one reason i like Arch, it feels like you can get under hood without as much hassle, no huge compiles or anything drastic, you just pick and choose what you want, config a few things and its up and runnning in no time
 

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3 years ago when I was thinking about migrating to Arch, I was told to try Arco instead of pure Arch bc the latter didn't have a GUI installer. That Arco installer froze at the partition editor screen and it kept doing so every time I ran it. When I reported this problem on Arco's forum, I found out how "friendly" their community was. Indirectly they told me to suck their YKW and behaved like gods whose leisure was interrupted by a mere mortal. Shortly after that I came across Anarchy Linux, so they're the ones who sucked my YKW. :D
Even if they have fixed that problem, I still wouldn't try Arco because they were toxic without provocation.
 

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I tried Arco but the installer had too many options and the installation took long time so I interrupted and installed Manjaro instead.
 
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