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On Switching to Arch Linux

Jan 30, 2012, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"First of all, nothing works out of the box. You will have to manually set up the driver for your video card, support for your sound card (which can be a little difficult if you use USB headphones), wifi support, Xorg, your desktop environment and/or window manager of choice, etc. If this sounds horrible to you, then Arch probably isn't for you.

You also have to make lots of choices yourself. You start with nothing and build your way up according to your own preferences, so if you're the kind of person that doesn't enjoy tweaking or researching and would rather just go with the flow and use whatever your distro installs for you, then Arch isn't a good fit.

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