Antergos rules!

lekkerlinux

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I have installed Antergos Budgie this weekend and find that everything from Firefox to 0 A.D. works so much better on my AMD A10-5880k APU with a 2 Gig Radeon R6670 graphics card. This is after using Debian 9, Lubuntu 18.04 this year.

The only strange thing was that I choose the long term support kernel during the installation and can see in Firefox that I have the Linux 5 kernel. I works great so far.

I was always skeptical about using anything based on Arch Linux because of the stories about it breaking if it gets a major update.
 


lekkerlinux

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The Antergos people announced today that the project is coming to an end, but continue to update from Arch directly. Hope it remains as stable as it is now.
 

Tolkem

Member
I have installed Antergos Budgie this weekend and find that everything from Firefox to 0 A.D. works so much better on my AMD A10-5880k APU with a 2 Gig Radeon R6670 graphics card. This is after using Debian 9, Lubuntu 18.04 this year.

The only strange thing was that I choose the long term support kernel during the installation and can see in Firefox that I have the Linux 5 kernel. I works great so far.

I was always skeptical about using anything based on Arch Linux because of the stories about it breaking if it gets a major update.
Yeah, Antergos is a great distro. Unfortunately, the dev team has announced its ending. Read all about it here https://antergos.com/blog/antergos-linux-project-ends/?fbclid=IwAR3cmyIPdtQQq47xFhrTxLh29758ZHilVMZIBX3SBXXqz4q_QBrHD5nozlU
 

Tolkem

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Do I understand it correctly that my Antergos installation will be directly updated from the Arch repository and I will be able to continue to use it?
Yes, at least that's what the developers said. From Antergo's announcement post: «For existing Antergos users: there is no need to worry about your installed systems as they will continue to receive updates directly from Arch. Soon, we will release an update that will remove the Antergos repos from your system along with any Antergos-specific packages that no longer serve a purpose due to the project ending. Once that is completed, any packages installed from the Antergos repo that are in the AUR will begin to receive updates from there.»
 

Mastabruce

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I have installed Antergos Budgie this weekend and find that everything from Firefox to 0 A.D. works so much better on my AMD A10-5880k APU with a 2 Gig Radeon R6670 graphics card. This is after using Debian 9, Lubuntu 18.04 this year.

The only strange thing was that I choose the long term support kernel during the installation and can see in Firefox that I have the Linux 5 kernel. I works great so far.

I was always skeptical about using anything based on Arch Linux because of the stories about it breaking if it gets a major update.
Sad to see this project ended. I was potentially interested in trying an Arch based distro but am not sure if I'm versed enough to do all the set-up and maintenance. Maybe I'll try out Arch on a VM.
 

atanere

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Sad to see this project ended. I was potentially interested in trying an Arch based distro but am not sure if I'm versed enough to do all the set-up and maintenance. Maybe I'll try out Arch on a VM.
The standard Arch distro in a VM would be a good education. It is much more difficult than a typical distro, that's for sure. But there are many other Arch-based distros that make installing easy, whether in a VM or on bare metal. These below can help introduce you to "the Arch way."

Check out Manjaro, BlueStar, Arco, or Anarchy (love that name! :D). And there are more besides these.

Have fun!
 

poorguy

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I used Revenge Installer to install Arch Linux and I recommend it.

 

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