Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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Edgarama
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2008-04-04

UZ64: Read the beginners guide: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Edgarama: You think I didn't already? Come on, seriously, you're just confirming the Arch mindset of "STFU and RTFM" I'm complaining about. :|

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FreeBooteR Member since:
2010-01-14

Arch isn't trying to be the distro for everyone. It is not a hand holding distro. It allows you to make a basic installation, then you build it up from there.

The wiki is great, especially the beginners guide. Check forums for solutions to any problems the wiki might not have helped you with. Then post on forums if you couldn't find any solutions. You however need to demonstrate that you have tried to solve your problems first, list what you have tried, then ask nicely with petinent info regarding your problem.

I am a recent convert from Ubuntu, installed first onto my Aspire one, then on my main desktop system. All from reading the beginners guide. YMMV.

Again, Arch may not be for you.

Edited 2010-01-14 18:44 UTC

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