At 11/1/12 01:19 PM, dem0lecule wrote:
I thought you not that fond with Linux. Arch is for experienced Tux users. Cool!
I'm sure you heard me say that a long time ago, perhaps even years... back when I frequented here more often. Or, alternatively, complaining more recently somewhere else (Skype maybe?)... Haha, well, after 2 semesters of computer science courses where we do nothing but command line, ssh, compile, etc. I've grown to love the *nix terminal (and I've grown to miss those great features in Windows). My main gripes with Ubuntu and the like were that they tried to BE Windows rather than embracing the flexibility that comes with Linux...
If you do remember me saying that ages ago, these past few years that I've been away have been huge for me in terms of growth and experiences. I'm certain a lot of stuff I've said over the past long time is currently invalid.
I guess I am used to use Debian based distros. Tired of all the Ubuntu changes. Might switch back to Arch or stick on Backtrack.
Yeah. My favorite part of Arch is how I have to basically decide for myself on every feature I might want to install. It means I don't have the heaps of apps and dependencies whose purposes are completely unknown to me, and it means I can be as minimal as I want. Which is nice :)
Downside is that it eats up a lot of time to figure out.
That's awesome. I am building a pentest Fedora based distro and the hardest part is always, the kernel.
I'll be eating my words in a year or two when I take the OS course and design my own OS from the ground up. This should be like kiddie stuff by that point...
Yeah. I have a ways to go, though (also, if I wasn't clear, it's where you -code- an OS as homework...). Gotta take 213 first (computer systems) before I can take 410 (OS). The course has a reputation for just eating the entirety of your time, and it's known as (one of) the most difficult courses here on campus. I was told not to take anything else even somewhat challenging alongside it, because I should expect 20-40 hours of work per week from it alone. D:
Good luck with your distro :)