[Techtalk] Basic Q, can't find answers elsewhere

mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org
Wed Jul 5 04:33:28 UTC 2017

Oh, god, Arch!  My very own ego-deflater.  Was that systemd I kept 
tripping over?  I thought all those failed install attempts were due to 
the tiny inscrutable fonts and Arch's super geekiness.

Your reply has given me yet another system to revist once I've gotten at 
least a toehold on systemd.  May still be the fonts and geekery, but 
this give me reason to at least try.  Thank you!


  On Tue, 4 Jul 2017, Amanda Babcock Furrow wrote:

> Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 23:54:51 -0400
> From: Amanda Babcock Furrow <alb at quandary.org>
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: Re: [Techtalk] Basic Q, can't find answers elsewhere
> On Tue, Jul 04, 2017 at 11:58:31PM +0000, mgmonza at iceland.freeshell.org wrote:
>> One other question, if I may ask. No one here seems to use Linux systemd or
>> Mint as often as Ubuntu was used when it was one of the best choices. Can
>> ask I as what OS's people -are- using now?
> I switched to Arch Linux some time ago wanting greater control and less
> preloaded stuff (I particularly didn't want a desktop - I use a window
> manager only).  Sadly, Arch did have systemd and I had to get used to that.
> I have not mastered it, though.  I still resent that its configuration
> methods are so opaque compared to good old init.d and rc.d.
> Apart from that, I love Arch.  It also comes with a really great community
> that maintains a great documentation wiki.  Even when I want to google basic
> non-distro-specific Linux functionality nowadays, I stick "Arch" into
> my search string to get a well-explained overview.
> Amanda
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