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Making the Switch to Arch Linux

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I have been using Ubuntu for years, as well as trying several other distros. While I still use Ubuntu on several machines, including my laptop and media center, I haven’t really been a fan of some of the changes they have been rolling out and feel it has gotten a little too bloated for my liking. So, I decided it was time to try something new.

My first inclination was to move backwards up the line and switch to Debian Unstable. However, after spending way too much time fighting dependencies when upgrading from Lenny to Unstable, reminding me of my time using Gentoo, I decided to give Arch a try.

I have heard a lot of good things about Arch Linux, in part from my time browsing reddit.com/r/linux, where the supporters are pretty vocal. So, I went ahead and spent some time reading through their documentation, which was really easy to understand, yet still very comprehensive. Then, decided to give it a try.

When booting the Arch CD, one of the first things I noticed is that they included Space Invaders, or more accurately a Space Invaders Clone, on the install CD. So, after spending a few minutes playing, I began the install process.

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