Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 23rd May 2006 17:29 UTC
Linux Arch Linux 0.7.2 (Gimmick) is now available for download. This time, they've provided three different ISO images for you to use: an FTP-only image (13mb), a Base-only image (145mb), and our full image that contains the entire Current repository (519mb).
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RE[2]: suitable for newbies?
by Gullible Jones on Tue 23rd May 2006 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE: suitable for newbies?"
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I'd beg to differ, actually. When I started with Linux, I used ZipSlack on a Windows partition; it took a couple days to get used to the directory layout and memorize all the basic commands, but after that things went quite smoothly, and I think I benefited, at least to a degree, from being plunged into a basic and "unfriendly" environment. I suppose that some wouldn't care for this, but if you want to learn how to use Linux, it might be a good idea to start with the command line. That said, I Am Not An Authority, and don't expect first encounters with the CLI to be a breeze.

(FWIW, configuration and install of Arch Linux taks a couple of hours for me, depending on the speed of my connection at the moment and what I'm installing, and the time taken for actual configuration is less than 15 minutes. The only way I could see it taking 2-3 days would be if you were using FVWM.)

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