Arch Linux vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 12, 2011
Every once in a while, I'll look at a Linux distro and get urges to install it. In the past, I've used Ubuntu (both gnome and kde) quite a bit so I think I could handle using Arch Linux from what I've seen. Actually, I've even virtualboxed it and had no problem!
However, I wanted my desktop to remain windows (basically for gaming). But right now I'm on a laptop I use for just about anything. The problem is that while it is my laptop, my girlfriend uses this quite a bit as well. I'm getting super urges to install Arch Linux, but I want to justify that urge to her! A lot of the reason is because I completely optimize and "pimp out" any OS I have, so this Windows is actually super nice looking and quite fast (as fast as windows can get I guess.)
I'm basically wondering what some of you power users think about Arch Linux vs Windows 7 directly. Is there any sort of speed test out there, and what is the compatibility of certain laptop devices that come with it (such as
Arch Linux My first week
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 27, 2013
So I finally did it -- my first Arch install. No I didn't abandon Ubuntu -- far from it -- I just wanted to see how the other side lives in a "more advanced distro". Here are my general impressions for any one else considering a similar experiment
Arch -- it can be complicated. I've used Ubuntu for a long time - 5 or more years and really like the command line. Most terminal commands are not foreign to me, and if they are, I'm very comfortable with how to find help. My first impression is that you actually have to configure everything about Arch and your hardware manually (well almost everything). The Arch beginner guide wiki is very well written -- don't skip any steps, however its somewhat incomplete?? if you have problems with your hardware. Getting the main system up and running particularly if you have an ethernet cable is actually pretty quick. Your left with a tty terminal for a log in. But that is where basically the guide ends and a little bit of the work (a
Arch linux dual boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 10, 2013
I am curious about dipping my toes into arch linux and was wondering if a dual boot with a computer already running ubuntu would be possible, and if so how I would go about doing this.
How to get Debian 7 GNOME Classic or Arch Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 28, 2013
I have a Arch linux system that runs GNOME 3.8.2 and another system that runs the new Debian Wheezy 7.1 that came out a few days ago. I really LOVE the GNOME Classic mode that is included on Debian 7.1, and though I use my Arch system most of the time, I prefer the Classic GNOME greatly over GNOME 3.8.2, so I was wondering if it is possible to add the GNOME classic included on debian and put it into Arch. And I don't want to use XFCE as a replacement. So if someone could tell me how to get GNOME classic on arch linux, That'll be great
Linux on 7" mini netbook ARMVT8500 ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 8, 2009
EBay is currently flooded with super cheap tiny laptops that currently sell for around $125 but after Christmas may drop below $100. The are all pre-loaded with WINCE 5.0 or 6.0 but I feel comfortable that they could run some flavor of Linux, maybe xubuntu, if someone figured out to load it. It wont boot from a unetbootin stick - in fact I suspect that there is no BIOS and that the kernel image is factory loaded into the 2GB SSD drive.
Has anyone had any success with loading Linux onto one of these?
My little writeup on the device follows:
I purchased a small notebook machine direct from Hong-Kong distributor, through eBay. The are commonly listed on eBay as '7" mini netbook'. It is a generic mini-laptop running a WinCE6.0 kernel on a VIA ARM-VT8500 processor.
It is a cute little machine, weighing 1 pound, 5.7 ounces with a 800x480 7" screen, measured diagonally. This machine is absolutely generic with no brand name whatsoever. Installed memory is
Connect two Linux machines via ethernet
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 17, 2012
I have problem with connection between two devices, my notebook with Ubuntu 11.04 and Beagleboard with Angstrom Linux distro.
Connected via crossover cable. I made:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.4.2 up
ifconfig usb0 192.168.4.1 up
On both I can ping to that addresses, and I see on notebook eth0 and on beagle usb0 ethernet cards when I use ifconfig.
But can't ping each other. On notebook I see messages like:
From 192.168.4.2 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
What thing I forgot to do? Or what can block ICMP?
Linux vs. OS X (Honest answers please!)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 17, 2008
Yeah, I know that OSX is Darwin with Aqua and all of the closed-source apple apps thrown on top...
My question is what are the advantages/disadvantages of OS X vs. Linux considering they're both (loosely) UNIX based? Advantages both in the nitty gritty of the OS and the interface of either.
Already, using the Mac, one large plus is that it has bash, rather than that horrible shell that comes with Windows, and the ugliness that is Cygwin...
Apple vs Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 19, 2011
Someone once told me that MAC is a distro of Linux or Unix.
If that is the case, how the heck did they get away with being able to charge for their OS and software? Isn't that against GPL?
Arch Linux, RAM
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 15, 2006
Ok, so I installed Arch Linux on a whim the other night. It's been an, umm, educational experience since I'm pretty new to Linux, but I've got Xorg going and all of my basic stuff working. So I started up Fluxbox and did "free -m" and saw that I'm only using 20 megs of RAM to run my basic desktop, while Fluxbox in Ubuntu uses like 65.
So my question is, what is the reason for this fairly huge difference? Is it the fact that I still havn't gotten a bunch of stuff working, like openGL and the right drivers for most things? Once I get those loading will the memory usage be closer to Ubuntu? Or are there some things in Ubuntu that I could take out to knock its resourse usage down closer to Arch?
I like Ubuntu better so far. Apt is faster and easier (for me, anyhow) than pacman. Plus I've got ALOT of configuring left to do to get everything working the way Ubuntu does automatically. Its worth it if I can still end up using such little memory, but if Arch is just goin
Linux Mint 13 or Ubuntu 12.04 Which one is better?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 1, 1970
I'm kinda new to Linux. I've already tried out Ubuntu. But I'd like to know if I should replace it with Linux Mint 13. People are saying it's good. But I'm not sure..
Help me out guys..?
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