“I hated Arch tho – will try Suicide Linux before I try that command prompt reliant Arch again.”
“Only that DOS looking Arch Linux version gave me problems…reminded me of DOS, in fact. GRIN”
This is my recent desktop environment on my production machine. You’ve all seen it multiple times, it’s nothing new or exciting. So this is kinda special showing for relatively new reader and longtime Linux user Karmi. He doesn’t like/use ArchLinux vanilla or derivatives thereof. Because he thinks – and now hold tight for it – Arch is exclusively operated in the Terminal and it reminds him of oldfashioned DOS! 😮
Now I ask you all …
… does this look like DOS? No, eh? Not really. No, it looks like a slightly customized Mate desktop, kinda the same as I do it in Mint, Ubuntu and Solus and every other Linux distro that comes with it.
But yeah, Karmi is kinda correct … kinda. 😉
This is also Namib Arch, as I’ve shown earlier yesterday. Of course it sports a Terminal, like every Linux distro but … it doesn’t necessarily need the Terminal! I dunno exactly why, it’s maybe the command structure and language in Arch and all the available documentation, but in Arch you kinda feel drawn to the Terminal. Because after a while you’ll figure out that many tasks are easier and faster done, more elegant in Terminal than on desktop in a GUI. That’s why we do it in such oldfashioned ways.
System updates, installation of software, file management, it’s all easypeasy done with just a handful commands. But again, it’s no need, Karmi! We can use Arch as easy and n00b-friendly as Linux Lite and Mint and Ubuntu or what have you. And you’re really an old salt in Linux and should know how to get shit done. =^.^=