All four authors here on *nix Windows are either using Arch Linux or have expressed an interest in trying it out. As a regular Arch user myself, I think Arch Linux is a great distro and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to try it out. However, just like with any other distro, Arch might be less suitable than others for certain use cases.
Happy New Year everyone!
A lot happened in 2015 for me, especially in the computer side of things.
My Hewlett Packard (HP Pavilion m6 w/ AMD Quad Core A8 4500M APU @ 2.0GHz and AMD Radeon Dedicated Graphics (1GB) w/ 8GB RAM) finally gave up on me. To summarize, I dropped my laptop in high school and damaged the left hinge. By construction, the fan is placed underneath. As much as this truly sounds like a problem, during that time I didn’t think too much about it.
Hi. It’s been a while. A lot has happened in the past few months of my absence. I hopped back to Windows, almost killed my computer, have developed an odd fondness for OS-tans (blame tPenguinLTG. Also, #Ai4Lyfe) and I’m currently debating switching distros. So, let’s talk about what happened on my absence. Continue reading
I have a love-hate relationship with PulseAudio: it has a lot of great features, but sometimes it’s more resource-hungry than I would like, and it also crashes more often than I’d like. Actually, the only reason why I got PulseAudio was because Skype 188.8.131.52 required Pulse and dropped ALSA support; I would have stayed with plain ALSA had it not been for Skype (on that note, I really hate Skype, for more reasons than one).
So it’s been a couple months with PCLinuxOS, and all the problems I previously had have been ironed out, for the most part. I figured that I’d give you my thoughts on using PCLOS now that I have been able to gather my thoughts without worrying about display drivers and whatnot. Continue reading
Ask a newcomer about Linux and they’ll probably mention something about Ubuntu. Someone a little more knowledgeable about Linux will know that there are many flavours, called “distributions” (or “distros”, for short), of Linux. There are over six hundred distributions out there, and they’re all labelled as “Linux”. What makes one distro different from the next, and how do you choose one?
Earlier this week, my friend brought his laptop to me because Windows 8 refused to boot after a restart. He had attempted to repair it himself, but ended up making things worse, to the point that the manufacturer recovery console and the Windows 8 installer wouldn’t even boot. Thankfully for him, I had the power of Linux with me and we were able to revive his laptop very easily.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dreadnought Six. I was the former administrator for the somewhat popular tech blog named Tech Gum. I currently write freelance in my personal yet nonexclusive blog called the Unfinished Basement.
To many, I am a friend. To some, I am a foe. To only but a few, I am a brother. But to one, and one only, I am a lover.
I am currently a first year Computer Science student, and rightfully so, I am lazy (which is probably why you’re seeing this post on Christmas Eve). I am a devoted born again Christian, a professional League of Legends practitioner, and a 5-time Pokemon Master (captured: 652). I’ve been a Windows user my entire life, with a small part of my life (I namely called the ‘iDark Ages’) liking the Apple brand. The main author of this blog, tPenguinLTG, is a close friend of mine (you decide) and as he so desperately needed to, introduced me to the world of Computer Science (seriously, I was suppose to be chef) and to the world of Linux.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
– Albert Camus
I find a sense of freedom in Linux, which is why I’ve decide to take the leap of faith. I’m not yet entirely engrossing myself into the operating system which means I’ll still have my Windows 7 partition. I’ve decided long before this blog existed, that I’d install Linux Mint. Alas, I’ve seen a new operating system named CrunchBang (#!), to which I fell in love with the moment I saw it.
Hey, look who decided to drop by! I don’t know how you found your way here, but we’re glad you came.
The other two bloggers who will be joining me are Dreadnought Six and DdcCabuslay. These two wanted to “learn Linux”, and as an experienced Linux user who has already made the switch to Arch Linux, they asked me for advice on how to get started. I recommended PCLinuxOS with KDE to Ddc,
and DSix wanted to jump right into “hard mode” and use Arch Linux. as his primary distribution.