On Thu, 08 Oct 2009, David C. Rankin wrote:
On Wednesday 07 October 2009 12:54:22 pm email@example.com wrote:
Usually I don't have too much time for pulling my hear or for anything else that's why I like when things just works. Even if I need to fix things it's OK but sometimes I can't fix them just like that for few minutes. I read the news, I went to #archlinux, I sent a message here in the list but still nothing. Then I search the forum and tried different things until once it start working again. Few days I didn't touch anything at all. Really didn't have time. I still can't try any other OS here because I spent too much time setting this Arch up and configuring. It's my baby :)) It looks and works beautiful. Except after Syu; but not always. Most of the time things just work... Can't just say goodbye to Arch so easily. But if once it will happen that I really can't fix something, that will be the moment... I guess. Anyway, I'll try to buy another PC and install something else...
Remember it well. I was just like that with the first Mandrake server I set up for my office a decade ago. Then you learn that Linux is fairly indestructible and that no matter what config changes happen along the way, a bit of reading of the latest release notes and a bit of tweaking and anything can be brought back to life.
As for looking at another OS, it's great to experiment, but I'd be willing to wager that you find your way back to Arch. By far the most current, responsive and cleanest I've found. (I've tried a lot) Updates are going to causes changes in configs, etc. occasionally, that's just progress. One thing that really helps if you are using your linux box in a critical role is to setup another 'testing' box to test updates on and confirm all is well before updating the box you rely on. That will virtually eliminate any downtime. With P4 3.0GHz boxes being excessed for as little as $60 it's cheap insurance.
Yeah, learned the same. I takes some time in the beginning to get familiar with things in Linux, like how everything works and all other things. And by that time I actually destroyed my system many times :) Especailly when I start trying out bash commands as root haha That was really long time ago. Those were the beginnings...
Yes I tried many Linux distributions and only with Arch I'm satisfied. Actually I didn't try all distros of course, because they are many. But I read about them. One by one. Talk to other people using them. Asked them different questions and many distros I tried but when I found out about Arch I felt I'm at home :) In the same time I found out about PC-BSD but somehow it happened I installed Arch first, to try it. Right now I'm typing you this message from the same Arch installation :) So I never tried anything else since that time. I'm still curious about BSD because never try it before. I used OS X on G5 for 2 years in the office but OS X is different than BSD right?
Must to buy another PC or laptop for testing. P4 3.0GHz? My current PC is like 3 years old and it's P4 3.2GHz HT :) Still using integrated graphic on motherboard and I'm happy :))