Arch Linux

2020

It is no secret that my favorite distro for Linux after much trial and error, landed on Arch Linux.

I found I prefer the rolling release model vs major version upgrades and the AUR (Arch User Repository) is incredible for finding and installing packages. That being said, it’s biggest win is the Arch Wiki. I find however, that no matter how often that is repeated in the Arch circles, you still find forums full of solutions that the Arch Wiki covers better, or even conflict the Wiki.

2019

Among the #self-hosted projects that I run just for my own usage, I have a VPS server running Arch Linux. (Yes, I’m running an Arch server, instead of Ubuntu/Debian)

That little VPS runs a few different services:

  • Minecraft server for a group of friends, which is the heavy memory user
  • Write Freely instances for a few subjects
  • Subsonic Music streaming server
  • Resilio Sync encrypted storage target
  • MiniFlux RSS Server/Reader