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Old 08-21-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Finally switched to Arch!


Finally installed Arch on my PC. So let's see if the forum engine recognizes it. I've been using Ubuntu for some time and it just doesn't work correctly. It always has bus. Always! Now I want something that is stable, has lots of proprietary software, doesn't need reinstalling after some time. I think Arch is appropriate. But after Ubuntu it is SOOOOOO difficult!
 
Old 08-21-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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Congrats! Looks as though you'll need to manually adjust the browser identification - my guess is that Arch acts like Slackware with that regard.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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It's more difficult to get running, yes, but It's SOOOOOOOOOOOO much easier to keep running correctly, STABLY and updated than Ubuntu. Far fewer issues when upgrading than Ubuntu.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 04:40 AM   #4
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Thanks!

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Looks as though you'll need to manually adjust the browser identification
How do I do that?
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #5
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If you're using Firefox, go to "about:config", click the "I'll be careful, I promise!" button, and search for "useragent". Change one of these strings to include "Arch".

There's also a way of doing it for Chrome(ium) from the CLI (or edit your desktop shortcut's command), but I forget the exact option...

EDIT: It's "--user-agent='<string here>'".

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:37 AM   #6
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OK, let's see...

Thanks!
 
Old 08-26-2010, 07:12 AM   #7
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Distros like Slackware and Arch try NOT to modify packages if at all possible (Isn't that the way it should be???), while distros like openSUSE and Debian seem to just mangle and brand everything for fun ().
 
Old 08-26-2010, 09:16 AM   #8
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I think if Debian does it, it's definitely not for fun. Debian is not funny (in a good way).
 
Old 08-26-2010, 11:00 AM   #9
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while distros like openSUSE and Debian seem to just mangle and brand everything for fun ().
Yeah,yeah.
And this is coming from your vast Debian experience is it?.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 12:29 PM   #10
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Debian is very much like Arch in this regard. They use everything as default as they can. The only time they change branding is for things like Firefox and Thunderbird where the logo & name are not FULLY open source, since all packages in MAIN must be FULLY FOSS, and have no non-foss components. Therefore they change the name and the icon for that reason so that you can get firefox & thunderbird with the default distro since the actual programs themselves are fully FOSS, only the branding is not.

While some don't agree with it, the Debian philosophy is one of pure openness, and anything that has copyright restrictions will not be used in main.

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Old 08-26-2010, 01:24 PM   #11
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Whay are the simplest things like xclock modified there?
 
  


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