Linux Posts

Install Arch Linux on VirtualBox

  • Date: 14 Jan 2016
  • 2 min read

Contrary to its reputation, building an Arch installation only takes about 15 minutes. Try it in VirtualBox. I initially took the plunge and installed Arch right on my hard drive next to Windows, using their beginner’s guide. Most of the installation time is spent learning its glorious innards. However, I [...]

Install YNAB on Arch Linux

  • Date: 10 Jan 2016
  • 2 min read

Installing You Need A Budget (YNAB) on the average Linux distro is a no-brainer, but Arch Linux requires a few extra strokes to get purring. This is primarily due to Arch’s minimalist foundation, as well as YNAB being reluctant about running in 64 bit. I had to do six simple [...]

The Majesty of Arch Linux

  • Date: 06 Jan 2016
  • 2 min read

Upon reading The Arch Way, I found myself bewitched.. by a Linux distro. Over the prior 10 years or so, I tried a number of distros dual-booted with Windows: Red Hat SUSE Ubuntu/Debian CentOS Elementary OS Mint In the end, none of them ever stuck. Arch is fantastic, and blows [...]