[arch-general] Iinstallation program

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Thu Sep 27 17:35:22 EDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 09:23:04PM +0000, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 08:24:21PM +0100, mike cloaked wrote:
> > There seems to be quite a lot of fuss about the installer - however I
> > have installed arch on a laptop two days ago that was running a
> > non-arch distro until then - I have to say that once I had done the
> > necessary reading so that I was happy I could go through the steps
> > needed the entire initial install only took me a short time.
> Having done a few installs with the new system I can confirm
> this, and I must say do like it and prefer it over the previous
> 'automatic' installer. It's much more open and you know exactly 
> what's happening. It may scare off some novices, but otoh if
> they 'bite the bullet' they will learn a lot.
> Ciao,
> -- 
> FA
> A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
> It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
> and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)

I also agree. The installer is made for people that are willing to take
the time and read. Also, for each device, it should only need to be
installed once, unlike the other distributions being discussed, as Arch
is a rolling release distro. Granted, most people install it on every
computer and toaster they can get their hands on if they want to, but to
have a fully working arch system for the rest of a computer's life, you
need only go through the install once. I think the choice for taking a
bit of extra time vs. taking away our complete freedom is quite an easy

William Giokas (KaiSforza)
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