FedoraRefugee wrote:I would actually say it is not as hardcore as most think. It is really pretty easy. The key is you cannot be afraid of the command line though, and you need to have a good understanding of the different components in a Linux distro and know what you personally want. You should know ahead of time what bootloader you want to use. What audio, terminal, DE/WM, text editor, graphic viewer...You have to hand pick all your components. It is not a beginner's distro, but if you can follow the instructions it is not hard either. I would rate it much easier than Gentoo. Once you get X installed you can make it as automatic as you want. It can all be point and click if you wish. I strongly suggest the experience just for the confidence it builds. Another plus is Arch has some of the best documentation in the Linux world. Most basic things can be found here:
But you would be amazed what you get with Google just by appending "arch" at the end of the search.
Well, im happy with Linux Mint. It works just fine for me, i want it simple and easy.
Im not afraid to use the terminal at all hehe, i use it sometimes to install and so and i have used it to other stuff to... not just to install a whole system tho.
Like sometimes i use the terminal and some times i "click and go" so to say.