A New Arch Linux GUI Installer Is Now Available

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by Jeff Story, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Yesyesloud

    Yesyesloud Active Member

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    The best option for end-users, but Manjaro is Manjaro, while ArchBang is Arch...

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  2. macenor

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    I disagree with most of you. The Arch way has never been about the gui, and this removes the entire concept of system configures emphasis--plus learning from the installation becomes moot by this method.
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  3. Videodrome

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    This installer has gone through an interesting update. It now runs over OpenBox and has discarded the graphical element.

    It is now more like a bunch of command line scripts and more transparent.
  4. macenor

    macenor New Member

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    I disagree. There is nothing that can compare to using bash scripts or bash commands directly. Editing a conf file directly affects a program to make it yours.
  5. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I have to agree with your point. It is not against the Arch Way. But to many of us it feels like it is.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/The_Arch_Way
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    While I won't give you the heck that you got in the Arch forum one of the nice things about Arch is the install. In a way it's like ironing you clothes or shining your shoes it prepare you for whats ahead.
  7. jerz4lunch

    jerz4lunch New Member

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    The whole point of using Arch Linux is to be able to use the shell. This makes no logical sense.
  8. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Not completely true. If you add "For some people" at the beginning of that sentence then yes. But not everyone wants a shell interface only. Heck I am using Ubuntu's Unity on Arch.
  9. GermanyChris

    GermanyChris New Member

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    Unity is a fine desktop you're one of a great many that use Unity on Arch.
  10. bashcommando

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    There IS firefox-x11 which doesn't use GTK(or QT).
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    I would like arch to convert.

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