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My Arch Linux Desktop
Lexa, AR
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As you can see I have Nemo installed for
my file explorer.
Firefox installed for my browser.
Konsole installed along with Xterm
and UXterm for my terminals.
Leafpad is installed for my text editor.
Gnome screenshot is installed for my
screenshots and GNU is installed for
my graphics editor.
Thunderbird is installed for my desktop
email client
I also have VLC installed for sound and
video play.
Desktop has been customized with the wallpaper
you see and with a W10 start menu look alike.
Works well.
Arch does not come with a lot of pre-installed software.
You build Arch the way you want. Most Arch software
can be obtained through the Pacman repository with
the "sudo pacman -S package name" command.
I do a package search and enter the command in
leafpad and copy and paste to the terminal.
sudo pacman -S gparted
sudo pacman -S leafpad
sudo pacman -S grub-customizer
sudo pacman -S firefox
sudo pacman -S gimp
sudo pacman -S gnome-screenshot
sudo pacman -S thunderbird
sudo pacman -S aisleriot
sudo pacman -S kpatience
sudo pacman -S libkmahjongg
sudo pacman -S gnome-games
sudo pacman -S gnome-mahjongg
These are some of the packages I have installed
The "sudo pacman -Syu" command will keep Arch updated.

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This is where Arch is installed.

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Looks good!

I've tried Arch in the past (amongst many other distros), but settled in, all cozy-like, with Linux Mint Mate. I'm due for an overhaul to the current version + an upgrade on my internal storage. I have, waiting in the wings, a 512 & 1TB Evo 860 to go in.

Like you, I generally install via terminal in Mint. It just feels a lot cleaner than downloading pre-made installers somehow. Cool

Lexa, AR
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Hi girldownunder
WOW someone on DCT that talks Linux!!!!!
I boot my main PC with Mint 19.2 and only run Windows on a need to. Mint 19.2 can finally find and use my HP Printer
Arch started out as a VM install, first in Virtualbox and then in VMware, but Arch just would not run the way I wanted. I then installed Arch on the SSD, that was collecting dust, and I finally had a very
good working Arch.
I like Arch because it is not bloated with needless software, and one installs the software one needs.
Since Arch is a rolling-release it will be up todate.You probably know that Arch no longer supports
the AUR repository. One can install "yay" and use it to search and install software, but their are risks
involved and one can very easily break a system. Until I have to I will just use "pacman".
Their should be more support from our DCT writers on how Linux and Windows can compliment each
other, but most Windows users see Linux as some alien being. Linux is more than capable of
running any PC. If I were running W7, Linux would be high on my list, to keep on running W7.
Thanks for your comment.

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