I'm a noob at Linux. I started with Trisquel about four months ago. I'm not sure I fit the experience that Archbang recommends.
But I wanted to get away from Windows, and while I like the control that Linux gives me I find that many distros come pre-packaged with stuff that I don't need. Removal of these packages is quite problematic in many cases.
I tried installing Parabola but the USB install wouldn't work.
I tried installing Arch but I couldn't get internet connectivity to function.
I installed Archbang and here I am. It works great. I've learned so much more about system conf files than I was before, and I've solved problems and got the power manager to work!
And I got my sceensavers working. I know we don't need screensavers, but I need my Lockward.
I'm using a small, inexpensive "emachine", a tiny little thing that came pre-packaged with Windows 7.
I used Windows for so many years and I'm so happy to get away from it now.
The wiki is not wicked.
Lots of luck and with a bit of study you will get there...
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Quote: What I have learnt from Linux is to minimize dependencies and functionalities for greater independence.
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