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    Is there any OS that can be seen as an ease into Arch Linux?


    Eventually, I want to get Arch Linux, but the stability and starting difficulty is a bit scary for me right now. I've only used Ubuntu in the past. Is there an intermediate option that can eventually lead me to Arch Linux?

    I was thinking Debian, through my research.

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    One word. Manjaro Linux
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmo View Post
    Is there any OS that can be seen as an ease into Arch Linux?
    yes, arch wiki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmo View Post
    Eventually, I want to get Arch Linux, but the stability and starting difficulty is a bit scary for me right now. I've only used Ubuntu in the past. Is there an intermediate option that can eventually lead me to Arch Linux?

    I was thinking Debian, through my research.
    I would say Debian is a step forward.

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    Debian is about as mainstream as you can get. If you want to get used to rolling releases that use bleeding edge software, I suggest Debian Sid.
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    Either Manjaro or Arch*bang ... are easier and "out the box" distros for Arch/Linux.

    Both have Openbox as their 'default' Window Manager.

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