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  • #16
    Even though it lags behind rawhide fedora
    Enable testing and you have nearly the same packages running against Rawhide. That is what separates Arch from a literal no mans land of untested bleeding edge software.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
      Too bad is not that accessible to the starting Linux user.
      I don't know about that. There are lots of people on the Arch forums that are new to Linux, started with Arch and seemed to have no problems installing it. It's probably the distro with the best documentation and user guides.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
        Oh hey, CX430s. Nice choice, I'm running one right now as well.
        Old(first) ones were okay, newer versions uses crappy chinese capacitors(samxon and teapo ). I would have rather took i.e. 450W xfx power supply instead.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by devius View Post
          I don't know about that. There are lots of people on the Arch forums that are new to Linux, started with Arch and seemed to have no problems installing it. It's probably the distro with the best documentation and user guides.
          Also, Antegeros installs a basic Arch system like any other distro, and then you have derivatives like Manjaro and Chakra that try to play the mainstream card. You can definitely get a pacman distribution installed even if you aren't a veteran.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
            He, last time I saw that (a week or two ago) some one used manual partitioning, deleting all partisions and set them up in a way where the system woudn't boot. Then was supprised when he coudn't do a Windows recovery.
            Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
            The last dude i heared about cried the Ubuntu installer deleted his Windows and of course its a bug ... -.-
            I still have no idea why Linux is not gaining more popularity despite is (perceived) 'improvements'/advantages over Windows...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
              I still have no idea why Linux is not gaining more popularity despite is (perceived) 'improvements'/advantages over Windows...
              Because it isn't pre installed on more systems. The same mistake could be performed using the windows install disk

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              • #22
                Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                Because it isn't pre installed on more systems. The same mistake could be performed using the windows install disk
                How can you make a mistake in deleting an existing OS that is not already installed?

                I was more referring to the 'tone' of the respondents with regards to people wrecking their system while trying to use linux.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                  How can you make a mistake in deleting an existing OS that is not already installed?
                  Have you ever tried installing windows on a PC with any other OS installed?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                    How can you make a mistake in deleting an existing OS that is not already installed?

                    I was more referring to the 'tone' of the respondents with regards to people wrecking their system while trying to use linux.
                    I was thinking they had a pre installed Linux

                    My point is that it doesn't really matter how easy it becomes, to really work for them it needs to be done for them. I also think that it's fair enough I'm probably not to grate at there hobbies either

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                      I was thinking they had a pre installed Linux

                      My point is that it doesn't really matter how easy it becomes, to really work for them it needs to be done for them. I also think that it's fair enough I'm probably not to grate at there hobbies either
                      This is true, but this should(no joke) be common sense and a part of computer literacy. If navigating the windows C: drive etc and using MS word, excel, powerpoint etc can be considered common sense, so can installing linux and using LibreOffice.
                      This should should really be considered since it seems that without it common people don't even have the capability to choose an OS for themselves, the value of which should be reason enough to make it happen.

                      If this is not a requirement even for computer science focused high schools there really is something wrong.

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