The Majesty of Arch Linux

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:

In the end, none of them ever stuck.

Arch is fantastic, and blows all those out of the water.

Arch Has the Beauty

And the Brains

A Side Note About Gnome Shell

Linux distros typically ship with certain desktop environments:

And of course you can try Xubuntu with Xfce, Lubuntu with LXDE, and so on.

However, at the time of this writing, I have never really tried out a distro using Gnome Shell (read: Fedora).

The beauty of Arch is that part of installing it involves picking a desktop environment, and setting that up yourself. No roadblocks.

So of course that is what I installed. I am sure my experience with Arch is heightened by this being my first trip with Gnome Shell.

Gnome Shell completely blows them all out of the water. It feels like an extension of my thoughts. It’s lovely.

Try Arch Out

Try installing it in VirtualBox first, before taking the plunge.

The installation isn’t as bad as they say it is.