[arch-general] Iinstallation program

Martín Cigorraga msx at archlinux.us
Thu Sep 27 14:37:41 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Bigby James <anoknusa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Please, please /please/ don't recommend spin-offs as "Arch Lite" or "Arch
> Made Easy" or anything like that.  Neither Manjaro nor Chakra are closely
> related to Arch, and giving folks the impression that they are just leads
> them to ask for help on our forums--where they get the brush-off--and
> everyone ends up unhappy.  It's enough to mention that Arch doesn't offer
> what the OP wants.


@Ralf: from all the canned distros installers I've seen so far Ubuntu's is
the best, far superior to the rest (including Win and MacOS) and certainly
fairly ease to use; however I agree with you that Anaconda sucks (hard) and
that all these graphical installers (including Ubuntu's Ubiquity) are
targeted almost exclusively to non-technical people (openSUSE's installer
may be an exception here) leaving us out.
Looking on the bright side, the vast majority of this installers let you
have a fully functional system in no time, varying from 15 minutes or less
(like Ubuntu) ~35' (like Windoze).

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