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  • Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

    Phoronix: Arch 2012.11.01 Switches To Linux 3.6 Kernel

    The Arch Linux project has shipped their monthly install media update for the distribution that's popular with Linux enthusiasts...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyMDc

  • #2
    Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
      Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?
      Wrong distro

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fackamato View Post
        Wrong distro
        Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
          If the mortal can read, Archlinux can be installed. Not trollling, you just need to partition your target, format it, install some packages, change a config, update your boot loader and you're done. Try it!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fackamato View Post
            If the mortal can read, Archlinux can be installed. Not trollling, you just need to partition your target, format it, install some packages, change a config, update your boot loader and you're done. Try it!
            I did try it. I hated it :-P And I'm a Gentoo user, even. I guess I was looking for "emerge kde", but didn't find it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RealNC View Post
              I guess I was looking for "emerge kde", but didn't find it.
              "pacman -S kde" didn't work for you? That would automatically take your system from base install to full KDE.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                I did try it. I hated it :-P And I'm a Gentoo user, even. I guess I was looking for "emerge kde", but didn't find it.
                Um. Not sure if troll. The stupidity, it burns.

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                • #9
                  I blame the system, not the user ;-)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                    Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?
                    You might be interested in Manjaro Linux. Or Archbang Linux. I'd mention Chakra too, but you might not be that much of a KDE fan(only available DE there).
                    All rolling, very recent packages. The first too are pretty much Arch, but a bit pre-configured you could say. They both get you a desktop after install.
                    There's likely more, but I don't remember now. I think Manjaro have their own repos and do a little bit more testing than Arch(but it's still bleeding edge).

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                    • #11
                      And here we go again with the pure ignorance wielded by someone who has so many posts in here that the combination will actually blow off your mind and compress down to a single black hole.

                      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                      Still no installer that can set you up with a desktop?
                      So you want to take the control away from the user in a system that doesn't allow taking control away from the user? Or at least to have it as an option? No. That's not the point of Arch, it has never been the point of Arch and it never _will_ be the point of Arch.

                      When you use Arch you have to posses skills beyond just updating your system with a graphical tool. Since the whole thing is a fully rolling release you need to be able to manage it so you have to _understand_ it. This is one of the benefits with forcing the user to go all the way up from the console with nothing but the very basics like network and the package manager. In addition you get a system that is completely _your_ system.

                      There are things that automate (or at least help in it) the installation but using them is so discouraged that not in a lot of places do you get to hear from them.

                      The people who ask these questions don't understand the whole point of this system.

                      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                      Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
                      Yes..? Depending on your definition of a rolling release. PCLOS, Sabayon, Chakra, SUSE with Factory enabled are some of these things.

                      We have WikiPedia for a reason too.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                        Any other rolling release distros out there that actually can be installed by mere mortals?
                        openSUSE Tumbleweed ( http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed )

                        Just install a release of openSUSE and replace the repositories for openSUSE 12.x with the Tumbleweed ones to get rolling updates/upgrades.

                        /Edit:
                        Replacing the repositories can be done via a one-click-install, so it comes down to install a normal release and click on a link
                        Last edited by droste; 11-02-2012, 08:56 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ArchLinux View Post
                          And here we go again with the pure ignorance wielded by someone who has so many posts in here that the combination will actually blow off your mind and compress down to a single black hole.
                          All is fine until the fanboi parade arrives.

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                          • #14
                            I hardly would call this news - although that may be biased since i use Archlinux.

                            What would have made a better article is reporting a slight hitch that made it onto this iso;

                            Originally posted by Archlinux mailing list
                            On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre@archlinux.de> wrote:
                            > turns out there was an issue with Linux 3.6.4 on some AMD systems with
                            > more than 4GB of RAM. 3.6.5 fixed this bug. Unfortunately this was a
                            > little too late for the recent ISO image.

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                            > I was wondering what was the best way to handle issues like this.

                            Maybe in this case it is not worth it, but in principle we could just
                            push a new version (not changing anything but bumping the kernel
                            version).
                            anyway, it sounds like it should be fixed soon, if not already since kernel 3.6.5 fixes the issue.

                            I'm also surprised Michael didn't bother reporting that The alpha program for LightWorks (video-editor) began a few days ago ~ with a very small list (200-250 people) of participants (i'm one of them). I was also able to get LW to work in Archlinux (aside from in Ubuntu). It surely would have made a more exciting article and probably would have produced more comments/clicks that this plain article.

                            @RealNC

                            Archlinux is easy to install. If you can follow a recipe and cook up some dinner, then you can install Archlinux (ie: it's not very hard at all). An Arch install usually takes just a few minutes to configure, then you wait until it is finished, reboot and finally start installing your DE/apps/etc.

                            easy stuff.
                            Last edited by ninez; 11-03-2012, 04:02 AM.

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                            • #15
                              So their installer ships with the recently publicized ext4 corruption bug? 3.6.6 with that fix is not out yet.

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