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#151 2018-07-29 06:14:04

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Thanks H3.  The installer has had a ton of improvement.


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#152 2018-09-18 13:09:15

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I downloaded archlabs-2018-07-28.iso and did an installation yesterday. Wow! Excellent installer -- best experience installing an Arch system that I've ever had! I'm very impressed by what I'm seeing so far. Nice work!

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#153 2018-09-19 05:28:18

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MALsPa wrote:

Wow! Excellent installer

Thanks man, a lot of work has gone into the installer.  Wait until you see the next iteration of the installer.  Miles ahead of what is on 2018.07.


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#154 2018-09-19 09:10:47

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Dobbie03 wrote:

Wait until you see the next iteration of the installer.

I'm thinking that I probably won't get to see it, as it could be a very long time before I'll need to do another installation! I should have taken some notes and/or screenshots during the installation, though. By the way, was the installer offering me the option to go with some other DE/WM instead of Openbox, or to add something along with Openbox?

Lol, these two distros -- BunsenLabs and ArchLabs -- don't get the DistroWatch page hits that some other distros get, but they're both up there with the best I've ever seen.

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#155 2018-09-19 16:22:20

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MALsPa wrote:

Lol, these two distros -- BunsenLabs and ArchLabs -- don't get the DistroWatch page hits that some other distros get, but they're both up there with the best I've ever seen.

We've done well since our newest releases came out, both in the top 100 for months now. BL is firmly at 60 and AL is at a stunning 38 on the front page. The big winner is Steve P. with MX Linux, it's #5!

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#156 2018-09-19 23:33:01

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hhh wrote:
MALsPa wrote:

Lol, these two distros -- BunsenLabs and ArchLabs -- don't get the DistroWatch page hits that some other distros get, but they're both up there with the best I've ever seen.

We've done well since our newest releases came out, both in the top 100 for months now. BL is firmly at 60 and AL is at a stunning 38 on the front page. The big winner is Steve P. with MX Linux, it's #5!

Yes MX, and for a reason. BL and AL are perfect for us "niche folks" searching for openbox usable out of the box may it be rolling or fixed.
For the user who comes from ms/apple and need something easy to use and just get work done (plus good looks and the awesome mx-tools) there is nothing better.

Sorry for being a bit ot.

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#157 2018-09-20 01:42:53

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hhh wrote:

The big winner is Steve P. with MX Linux, it's #5!

A family member of mine has MX linux running on there laptop since last year, still working perfectly. Its definitely a good choice for someone coming over from Win7 or Xp.

Ive got archlabs and Bl dual booting, but they are not modified in any way, two good back up distros and i use them to learn about linux. Its also good to have other distros you can boot into for dedicated tasks and the fact that both distros have excellent package management.

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#158 2018-09-20 06:01:15

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MALsPa wrote:

By the way, was the installer offering me the option to go with some other DE/WM instead of Openbox, or to add something along with Openbox?

The option is to install alongside.  That is the best thing about Arch, treat it right you probably shouldn't need install again.


hhh wrote:

BL is firmly at 60 and AL is at a stunning 38 on the front page.

We seem to jump when we do a release, as you can expect.  Since we haven't done one for a couple of months our hits are down but our forum sign up is always on the increase.  I don't hold much by the Distrowatch hit count.

lowrider wrote:

BL and AL are perfect for us "niche folks" searching for openbox usable out of the box may it be rolling or fixed.

That's what I think too.  If I wasn't using AL, I would be using BL for sure.


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#159 2018-09-20 06:28:18

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I can't wait to see the new installer. That was the only weak link so far, IMO.

-edit- The theming for the last release was flipping gorgeous, and I am jealous.

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#160 2018-09-20 07:32:13

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^ Not sure when we will release but sometime in the next few months.

Cheers, yeah I love that theme.  I have a new one that I'd like to update it with though.


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#161 2018-09-28 12:40:53

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Looks like the ArchLabs forums are locked to those who don't have an account -- can't even view the threads unless I sign up (I never did get around to signing up there). What's up with that? Please don't do that here at the BL forums! Not sure that I want to keep running ArchLabs...

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#162 2018-09-28 22:57:15

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MALsPa wrote:

Looks like the ArchLabs forums are locked to those who don't have an account -- can't even view the threads unless I sign up (I never did get around to signing up there). What's up with that? Please don't do that here at the BL forums! Not sure that I want to keep running ArchLabs...

We might do it temporarily if we had some sort of security breach (if we were hacked), but otherwise no. @twoion is on top of things here at BunsenLabs web-wise, not to worry.

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#163 2018-09-29 00:22:07

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Looks like the ArchLabs forums are locked to those who don't have an account

I was testing shit out the other day.  Not sure why viewing or not viewing the forum would impact you on running AL?


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#164 2018-09-29 01:17:03

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Dobbie03 wrote:
MALsPa wrote:

Looks like the ArchLabs forums are locked to those who don't have an account

I was testing shit out the other day.  Not sure why viewing or not viewing the forum would impact you on running AL?

Something broke down today. I was booted off and couldn't get back in for about 4 hours. Wasn't getting a message about needing to be a member, site just wouldn't come up.


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#165 2018-09-29 02:19:59

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Dobbie03 wrote:

Not sure why viewing or not viewing the forum would impact you on running AL?

Sorry, I see that it's back to normal now.

I didn't know what was going on, but my feeling, at the time, was that I had never heard of this being done with any other distro, where you can't even view forum threads unless you have an account and are logged in. I felt that I would rather not use a distro that does that sort of thing. It might seem silly to you, but the way I was looking at it, it left a bad taste, as they say.

Anyway, I'm glad that it was just a temporary thing.

By the way, I'd actually prefer to do an Arch installation and then add only Openbox, no desktop environment. But I'm having trouble understanding the installation instructions with regards to UEFI and grub. My other Arch installations were done on older hardware. The UEFI stuff is making me feel stupid. ArchLabs is so close to "straight" Arch that it almost seems like a waste of time to do an Arch Openbox installation from scratch, but I want to try to do it.

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#166 2018-09-29 04:51:12

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The forum went through an upgrade this morning as well.  Could be why you couldn't get on Rat?


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#167 2018-09-29 09:50:46

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That may be it. Sounds about right with the time differential.


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#168 Today 06:16:19

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Not long now, about to do a new release tonight!

EDIT:

We just pushed the ISO to Sourceforge.

2018.12 is here!

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#169 Today 16:57:34

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Installed no problem -

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