Sticking With A Distro Of Linux That Works

Sticking With A Distro Of Linux That Works

I am probably one out of a handful of bloggers who use Linux for their daily computing tasks.

Now, I do not have to tell you that the average blogger utilizes:

  • Microsft Windows
  • macOS
  • ChromeOS
  • Android 
  • iOS

They use what works for them (And, I am very much okay with that).

When it comes to blogging, people can use any operating system that they desire.

In my case, I have been using vanilla Arch Linux as my daily driver.

Why Arch Linux?

I use Arch Linux because it works.

I also love using Arch Linux.

Arch Linux is a rolling-release distribution of Linux (You install it once and it updates forever).

Hey, what more could I ask for?

Its update cycle does not come to an end like the rest of the other operating systems out there.

Arch Linux Does Everything That I Want It To Do

Arch Linux is very versatile; one can do the following things on it:

  • Write and publish blog posts.
  • Do online banking.
  • Stream movies on the internet.
  • Do music production.
  • Do video production.
  • Play video games.
  • Work on office documents.
  • Create an eBook.
  • Create various types of designs.
  • Do photo editing.

The Godโ€™s/Goddessโ€™s truth is Arch Linux is superb for general computing.

I Did My Fair Share Of Distro-Hopping In The Past

Distro-hopping is the lingo that we Linux users use to describe the action of jumping from one distribution of Linux to the next.

In my case I played around with:

  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu MATE
  • Ubuntu Budgie
  • Lubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Kubuntu
  • KDE Neon
  • Linux Lite
  • Ubuntu Studio
  • Linux Mint
  • Fedora
  • Debian
  • MX Linux
  • Manjaro Linux
  • ArcoLinux
  • EndeavourOS
  • Solus
  • Pop!_OS

Now, my friend, that is merely a small list of the distributions of Linux that I tried in the past; I tried out a ridiculously large number of Linux distributions (I even dabbled with those that are no longer around today).

Distro-hopping allows the user to figure out which distribution of Linux is right for them.

Arch Linux Is For The Tech-Savvy Linux User

The Arch Linux developers only have respect for you when you install Arch Linux in the way that they specify (Which, to be honest, can be somewhat intimidating to a person who is installing it for the first time).

All potential Arch Linux users are expected to thoroughly read the Arch Linux Installation Guide before installing Arch Linux on their computers.

However, those people who have said, โ€œI do not have time for that,โ€ would gravitate towards Manjaro Linux or EndeavourOS because they are way easier to install.

The biggest irony is that both Manjaro Linux and EndeavourOS are based on Arch Linux.

And, since those distributions of Linux follow a rolling-release model, you will have to fix whatever it is that managed to get broken via a troublesome update (For the record, that sort of thing does not happen very often).

I do not mind because I love tinkering with my computer.

Final Thoughts

I am quite content with using Arch Linux (And, that is the main reason why I have decided not to bore myself to death by reviewing another distribution of Linux).

All Linux users would agree on using the distribution of Linux that is right for them.

And, guess what?

Arch Linux is right for me!

This happy blogger would be using Arch Linux for many years to come.



  1. Quantez Xihuitl says:

    Thanks for the tip

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    1. ๐Ÿ‘ฝ You are welcome, Quantez.

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  2. Destiny says:

    Thanks for this information, Renard. Always helpful. ๐Ÿค

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are welcome, my friend.

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  3. Eugenia says:

    Thank you for your tips on Linux, Renard.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are welcome, Eugenia.

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  4. Thanks for sharing this tip. Anita

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are welcome, Anita.


  5. Pooja G says:

    I don’t know much about Linux but you make it sound great.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Pooja.

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      1. Pooja G says:

        My pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Vimal Mohan says:

    I have mostly used ubuntu based distros. I was trying to revive my 10 year old atom processor based windows tablet that was terribly slow. turns out none of them works with atom. sometimes no audio, no wifi, no brightness control. Linux mint came close though but brightness was locked at max.
    I do tinker with my computer, sometimes a lot – my dad bought me my first desktop in 1998,
    I might have re-installed windows 98 about 20 times that year! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I guess ubuntu will find more users because of its ease of use and also manufacturers are pushing low end laptops with ubuntu pre-installed.

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing that with me, Vimal.

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  7. Enjoy your Linux!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Dolly.

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      1. You are welcome, dear.

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