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Arch Linux Environment Setup How-To [Kindle Edition]

Ike Devolder

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In Detail

Over the years there have been many Linux distributions out there, some are trying to do everything for you, others don't. Arch Linux tries to be easy and user-friendly for developers and enthusiasts who are willing to customize their system to the maximum.

"Arch Linux Environment Setup How-to" will give you the step-up into the Arch Linux world. It will guide you through the different ways of installation and how to use the Arch Linux specific software. This book only aims to get you on your way; the true experience is completely up to you.

You will be guided through the installation process so that basic configuration of an Arch Linux system will become second nature. Installing and removing packages from the system will become clear as water and even shiny new technology, like system, is made simple to understand. When you have a DIY mentality and like to customize your system, this book is the perfect launch towards a great Arch Linux experience.

This book encourages you to dig deeper into the fascinating world of Linux.

Approach

Each task expresses a specific task for setting up an Arch Linux environment. The recipe as a solution is a carefully organized set of instructions to perform the task as efficiently as possible and a discussion on how to apply the solution in different situations.

Who this book is for

"Arch Linux Environment Setup" How to is for people wanting to dig deep into a Linux system. By the end of the book you will have basic knowledge how a Linux system is built up, how it boots and a general idea of how it is working. The book also assumes you already know what partitioning is and if you need dual booting you already have some experience with that. For people only trying out Arch Linux the author would suggest following this guide inside a virtual machine.


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About the Author

Ike Devolder

Ike Devolder started playing around with Linux in 1999 and became a full-time Linux user in 2002. At that time his preferred distribution was Slackware, which he used for many years without complaints. In 2005 he rediscovered Arch Linux (he had already played around with it in the past) and started considering switching all his desktops from Slackware to Arch Linux. In 2006 it was done, with his laptop and desktop both running smoothly on Arch Linux, and since then he has gradually stopped being a distrohopper.

These days Ike is a Web Developer for Studio Emma in Belgium. He uses Arch Linux in his day job too.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (23 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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Amazon.com: 2.9 out of 5 stars  7 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice step-by-step guide to configure your Arch Linux machine 26 Mar. 2013
By Alex Filgueira - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Interesting book from [...], written by one of Arch Linux Trusted Users.
The topics are well organized, and it is very easy to follow the instructions, and you have pictures even to guide you through this process.

Starting from the very basics, it is good how easily Arch Linux can be still be installed without using the old CLI Installer. Following the steps from generating your fstab to configure your X server with your graphic card drive and your Desktop Environment.

Everything is correct generally, but being Arch Linux a pure rolling release, as the author explains, Arch Linux evolves quicker than other, so there are some things in the book that are no longer officially suported, like the initscript boot.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You'll find much better free guides with a google search 21 Nov. 2013
By Joseph - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Had a few tips, but it wasn't all that helpful, and it doesn't help you through the install process. "Setup How-to" should have been cut from the title.
4.0 out of 5 stars Arch Linux - A Guide 19 July 2014
By J. W. Rine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Arch Linux is seldom the first choice for a newcomer to the Linux world. Testing the waters with Linux often involves distributions that have point and click installation interfaces. Upon completion, the user has a system with a desktop, some office programs and basic utilities. Users tired of accepting compromise gravitate toward Arch Linux after gaining command line skills. Arch Linux is a rolling release Linux distribution (see Wikipedia). Arch has 5 core principles. They are simplicity, code correctness over convenience, openness,freedom, and it's user-centric. Arch is what you make it. A successful installation is a command prompt. What you do from there is up to you.

For this book review I decided to do a fresh install on my net-book. My installation was successful. I found the Arch Linux Environment Setup How-to, by Ike Devolder, to be a helpful guide for installing Arch Linux. The Arch Wiki is still the definitive resource for Arch. Other sources of useful knowledge can be found in the Arch forums, Google +, and YouTube. This guide is another tool to go in the Arch tool box. It does not replace any of the other tools. It complements those tools with additional information. Since the book is not long, I would recommend reading the complete chapter before trying to follow along with the steps. Detailed information often comes later in the chapter. Using a search engine and the wiki should be the first response to any questions that arise. There will be questions.

I would recommend this book for those interested in using Arch Linux. It does a good job of explaining the Arch philosophy and complements the other Arch resources. A guide points the direction and sets you on the right path. You will still have to make the steps to complete the journey. Thanks to Ike Devolder for his efforts.

Disclosure: I received a free e-book copy for review.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good manual 4 Oct. 2013
By Cesar A. Vergara - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
it's a complete setup manual, you can find it online as Arch Wiki but it's worth the money! And it's very complete.
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing if you don't understand how to work on terminal 13 July 2014
By Pedro Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This guide was good for me. But it won't be good for you if you don't have any slightest idea of using the terminal. I love Arch, mainly because you build your own system.
This guide is cool, but for people who is very well acquainted with GNU/Linux way of life. If you are a beginner, DON'T BUY IT, you can learn or watch tutorials, but this guide will be a waste if you are still beginning
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