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  • phoronix
    started a topic Arch Linux Install Media Updated For July 2012

    Arch Linux Install Media Updated For July 2012

    Phoronix: Arch Linux Install Media Updated For July 2012

    For those that haven't heard yet, the Arch Linux 2012.07.15 install media is available as a major installer update for this popular rolling-release Linux distribution...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE0NTE

  • Mystro256
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    Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
    a arch based distro with KDE 4 desktop would be Chakra. I never tried it, because I don't like KDE much.

    Kahel OS
    is also Arch based, and uses the gnome 3 desktop. The last time I tried it was in the beginning of 2010 with gnome 2. It was not a bad distro when I tried it. I think I had it on my computer several month or at least some weeks as primary system.
    Oh cool, i didn't know about Kahel OS. I'll have to give it a shot sometime, as it might be better than using fedora.

    Thanks for the info!

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  • ninez
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    Another choice could be Cinnarch;

    http://www.cinnarch.com/

    it's a young Arch-based distro with Cinnamon pre-installed.

    I don't know much about it, but i would imagine that they haven't changed too much, so it would likely be a good candidate

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  • Fenrin
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    Originally posted by Teho View Post
    [...]
    ah ok thanks for the clarification.

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  • Teho
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    Originally posted by Fenrin View Post
    a arch based distro with KDE 4 desktop would be Chakra. I never tried it, because I don't like KDE much.
    Chakra is not based on Arch Linux. The first non-Arch based Chakra version was released almost two yeas ago and they are not compatible in anyway anymore. Chakra is working on their own package manager called Akabei and they are planning on moving to systemd (altough same could happen to Arch too). It is half-rolling release distribution so it's not as bleeding edge as Arch and so on and so forth.
    Last edited by Teho; 07-25-2012, 02:15 PM.

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  • Fenrin
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    Originally posted by Mystro256 View Post
    [...]

    As for an Arch based Distro, he could use ArchBang, although I've never tried it because I'm not a fan of OpenBox.
    a arch based distro with KDE 4 desktop would be Chakra. I never tried it, because I don't like KDE much.

    Kahel OS
    is also Arch based, and uses the gnome 3 desktop. The last time I tried it was in the beginning of 2010 with gnome 2. It was not a bad distro when I tried it. I think I had it on my computer several month or at least some weeks as primary system.

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  • Mystro256
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    Originally posted by disi View Post
    Fedora is great on my netbook with no real data on it. Once you made notes about all the repositories you will need for multimedia, VirtualBox, Flash, Virtualization etc. the reinstall is easy...

    Gentoo, anyone? With Sabayon they have a standard compilation and kind of a current snapshot of portage to test on, isn't there any Arch based distribution Michael could use?
    With the invention of RPMFusion, that's all you really need anymore, besides flash from the adobe repo, but I use Chrome so no need.

    As for an Arch based Distro, he could use ArchBang, although I've never tried it because I'm not a fan of OpenBox.

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  • Fenrin
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    [...]I remember hearing fedora had rolling release discussed but until I know for sure that it exists, I probably won't bother with it.
    it's possible to upgrade from Fedora 16 to 17 and it should be possible to upgrade from F17 to F18, when F18 is in alpha or later. But it's officially not recommended, because it could fuck something up (not very likely though).
    I have a separate home partition and don't use a LVM setup so a installation which takes about 25 minutes is not a big issue for me. Well afterwards I also have to install some applications and packages, but that's not a huge issue either.

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  • disi
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    Originally posted by babali View Post
    I don't know the current state of gentoo, but if I have to play with a source distro, then I would use exherbo.
    Gentoo looks better than exherbo? Every ebuild in their repository I checked, has only unstable keywords for ~amd64 or ~x86 and a maximum of 1-2 USE flags if any. What do you have unstable/stable keywords if everything is unstable? It looks more a distribution in the process to evolve... for testing stuff.

    Maybe ArchBang as a snapshot of the Arch repositories?

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  • Ulukai
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    Originally posted by disi View Post
    Gentoo, anyone? With Sabayon they have a standard compilation and kind of a current snapshot of portage to test on, isn't there any Arch based distribution Michael could use?
    Chakra is a distro like this. Arch based and (unfortunately ) features a KDE desktop.

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