Font and text color key
Throughout this series, I did my best to follow a consistent pattern when showing what I was doing:
All commands are in dark plum Courier
$ Normal-user commands are preceded by a "$"
# Root-level commands are preceded by a "#"
Responses are in dark red Courier
All other prose is in the default font.
Preparation and Planning
- Time For A Change - I explain my move from Ubuntu, and why I don't move lightly.
- Why Arch Linux? - I describe how Arch Linux satisfies the needs described in the previous post.
- VirtualBox - VirtualBox is like a safety net for me on this project. Here I explain how it works and how I use it.
- An Application Survey - In order to make sure my key applications work on Arch/KDE, I first need to know what they are... and why.
- The Arch Installer - I finally start the installation of Arch, and play hard drive partitioning games.
- X Windows and KDE - The command prompt at the end of the last post was not a huge triumph. This time I start mousing around.
- The Arch User Repository - For those packages that aren't in the main repository, there is the AUR. I prep the Arch Build System and use it to get two of them.
Except for Choqok and Okteta, these can all be found in a single post: The Easy Applications.
- LibreOffice for word processing, etc.
- Chromium for web surfing
- Gimp for image editing
- Audacity for sound editing
- OpenShot for video editing
- Wine for running Windows applications
- Skype for VOIP
- Netbeans for software development
- Kopete for Instant Messaging
- Choqok for Twitter
- Okteta for Hex Editing (same link)