Thanks for the Distro...
While I have been a linux Distrohopper since 1995, I continue to keep a partition for #! it was a great concept.
Really enjoyed the forums and it's people (great moderators)
Good luck in future projects. I am anxious to see what your develop next.
I am just happy for the variety of WM out there.
While my #! is either OpenBox or Xfce. My Siduction and Debian Jessie installs are Fluxbox/tint2...
Yeah, variety is Good.
Whenever you get bored with an install just change up the WM and you have a whole new experience.
One of many good reasons BBQ linux's being.
Any distro could put together a really lousy installer, and achieve the same kind of geek-status...
Well sure you are absolutely right in the case of many Arch users. They have that pretentious "I am a Geek" attitude in many cases.
This is what has made the Arch forums less pleasant then it could be. Really an unnecessary un-pleasantry.
However, Arch is worth that trouble just for pacman which is a really a nice pkg manager.
Be aware and honest with yourself that once you install the Bare Arch once and then have the options of Bridge or FU-Arch which allows choices or No choices and your results will be the same. All depends they way you enjoy installing.
Really Interesting Poll @tamikan
Being a Linux user now for 20 years, you have just asked me a most difficult Linux question.
As I had to decide in the parameters of Advanced/Intermediate/Beginner...
1. IMO Best of each
2. My favorites of each
3. Or what the popularity polls list as each
I decided on #2 My favorites in each catagory. Real Problem was I really have at least two or three favorites in each category.
But I am sticking to the Rules of the thread.. One Each.
Advanced = Gentoo
Intermediate = Slackware
Beginner = Arch
I had a difficult time with Beginner. Debian or Arch.. Arch or Debian..
Finally, I had to go with Arch.. I know, I know, many perceive Arch as Advanced but that is the fault of a less then good installer.
The existence of Bridge, & FU-Arch is evidence that you can have Arch install with Arch repositories much more easily.
The balance of my case for Arch is simply this it's crown jewel is it's most Excellent package manager pacman.
Once installed Arch is a joy for any beginner and that is due to pacman. Pacman is fast & efficient. In turn the very simple and Kool pacman from a command line makes a User feel like.. Well a real techie..
Arch IMO is as simple and fun as a bicycle. In that it starts off as Basic transportation to which you can add whatever you chose to or not. Whether the add on is just a Bell or an electric or Gas engine. One can make most Linux installs difficult if one chooses.
However, once many others Distros are installed, few are as easy to keep running smoothly and Up To date as Arch.
You would be surprised about the things that I could have an opinion about,
How do you feel about Doughnuts.. ?
As with Sector11 and ew I too have been a member of linuxquestions forum for many years.
However I joined it strictly for a Slackware forum as Slackware does have a standard forum just a mailing list..
Not a big thing to have additional #! forums Debian does...
As for me though I like my #! right here. You can't improve on the Original..
I am an Xfce user and use gvfs / fuse myself...
Check the /etc/fuse.conf
might have gotten changed in an update
and make certain that the user_allow_other is uncommented
Edit: Let me add that this may not be a preferred solution..
# Allow non-root users to specify the 'allow_other' or 'allow_root' # mount options. # user_allow_other
I would probably use only Chromium but I have 2 important Business sites that are IExplorer only and those sites have just begun accepting IceWeasel/Firefox so just the 2 browsers (Chromium & IceWeasel/FireFox. Although some days on some installs I do find myself just surfing with the Firefox.
Out goes my IExplorer Wine install..
Anyone tried Sabayon?
Yes, I have been running a Sabayon since 2006.
A difficult Linux..Not to like.
And the one complaint that I would occasionally hear was "Could be faster"
However, now with systemd as the standard system it really flies... 8)
A lot of innovation has gone into Sabayon. You can make it as nuovo or maven as you like....
I too have a difficult time of it choosing between bases Debian, Slackware, Arch and Gentoo..
My favorites being #!, Salix , Sabayon and Bridge..
True. But I am actually looking for the raw experience, mainly to kill time.
You might agree that once you have gone through the experience of slowly installing Distros like Gentoo or Arch..that once is enough.
I never gained any fun or found them interesting after the 1st install.
I find continued interest in the designs and nuances such as the package managers and Up keep and Up dates.
I rate my Gentoos like so...
Gentoo/Funtoo .. difficult
Calculate .. intermediate
Sabayon.. All invited
Gentoo and FreeBSD is about learning Portage.
Portage while interesting and gives tons of package control is lots of time and effort to maintain a desktop.
Actually, too much IMO.
Portage is Great for a hobbyist (addictive) but will take away from valuable personal computing time.. again IMHO.
To each his/her own