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My Arch Linux Experiment (Part 3)

Sep 23, 2009, 13:43 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to J LaCroix for this link. ]

"Just when I thought I had everything set up and working, I realized that I had completely forgotten about setting up wireless and audio, two things that have always worked out of the box in my Kubuntu installs. Sadly, that wasn't the case in Arch as neither worked, and getting those things to work took about an entire day. After clearing out those issues, I used my new Arch set up for a week on my laptop and completed my coursework as usual.

"Unfortunately, things did not go smooth during that week. For starters, my college has a requirement that all assignments are submitted in the proprietary Microsoft Word format, so I am forced to save all of my files in such a format. That was normally something that has worked fine in every Linux distribution I've used for the last five years, but in Arch the files would not save properly and would sometimes crash the program altogether. In fact, one assignment I had to do all over again because the file I had saved was completely corrupted. I've never had issues like that with OpenOffice in any other distro."

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