Commander Spleen wrote:
Bridge's website would have to be one of the worst out there.
Indeed. I avoided it at first in favour of Antergos, but it drew me back in because it supports both LXDE and Xfce, while Antergos has an Xfce version but no LXDE. I'm using the Xfce edition on my development PC, but plan to do some Arch Linux stuff at the Makerspace in the near future where LXDE will be the desktop of choice and using the same distro for both will limit the necessity of relearning.
Although I did like that Antergos has a cleaner installation and nicer graphical package manager installed with the AUR enabled by default. I don't remember the name of Antergos' package manager at the moment, but Bridge Linux uses Packages for GNOME and it is pretty terrible. I'm just doing everything by the terminal at the moment--which I generally prefer, but having a supplementary visual browsing method comes in handy.
What do you like about it? Or is it just that it's Arch with some of the installation pain removed?
Aye, mainly just that. Although it's a great experience to build a system from scratch, I've done that too many times over the past 12 months and I just want something that's solid and functional without so much potential for broken stuff during setup.
I, too, have been trying Antergos, and I really dig it, but it being Arch, I'm secretly counting the days until I accidentally break something and have to crawl back to my Ubuntu backup. (Maybe I am tech savy enough to avoid that, but not counting on it.)
Loving the heck out of pacman. Don't know why the Debian people decided to require "apt-get do this apt-get so much typing". I also gave OpenSUSE tumbleweed a shot but couldn't really figure out their repo system; are you supposed to choose and add a repo for every little thing, because that seems annoying. Keening_Product, or anyone else, please feel free to correct my impression.
In the meantime, I've been trying out XMonad. Surprisingly, after many frustrating hours, I think I actually understand the config to a greater degree than just copy/paste. Concerning the window management itself, not having to resize, more or less ever, is a nice change, but sometimes there aren't enough room for all the windows I want. I wish I felt confident enough to design my own layout; the last time I tried to reflect one, it went totally bonkers.