I always knew it was going to be hard to get Arch up and running but for the life of me I can’t understand why the sound works for the Arch build in Gnome but no other desktop environment and although I probably haven’t given it the chance to fix it as much as I should. Play around in the virtual box was to make a decision of which version of Linux to dual-boot with. The problem I have with both these distros is that they are just that little bit too complicated for my liking when dealing with a distro for every day use.
It has been fun don’t get me wrong learning the command line and few other things along the way. It has been a great learning experience and I do think I will be back with Arch very soon but it just doesn’t lend itself to my needs. So I fired up Ubuntu the other virtual box I had set up, and then decided to install the Xcfe desktop environment making it Xubuntu and I am now going to give that ago. For the most part I think that its going to be my final choice if I am going to dual-boot my PC with any Linux distro just because it’s the one that I have the most experience in and it seems stabler than the ones I have been trying to get working so far.
As I write this post I have just realised I’ve been in 3 different distro’s in 3 days might need more perseverance than I have been showing. What’s your favourite distro and why? Let me know in a comment below.
Day 1: here
Day 2: here