About a month ago I decided to try a new linux distribution. I was using Ubuntu and was even waiting for Ubuntu 12.10. I chose Arch Linux for testing, and Installed it on my netbook. I really liked the installation process! Then I chose Xfce as Desktop Environment. After a few days I decided to move from Ubuntu to Arch Linux.
When I read an article about a window manager, I was reminded of Tiling Window Managers so I decided to check window managers before moving. After some reading and comparing, I chose xmonad as my window manager.
So I installed Arch Linux with xmonad. I spent a few days on installing softwares and configuring. You can see the result in the below picture.
There is still a lot to learn about Arch Linux and xmonad, but I know enough to do the things I need to do.
If you want to try Arch Linux, the Beginners’ Guide is the best place to start.
This guide is a good start on configuring xmonad. Other useful links:
Some of the Applications I use:(updated)
- GNU Emacs (text editor and more!)
- Guake (terminal)
- zsh (shell)
- tmux (terminal multiplexer)
- xmobar (status bar)
- dmenu (application launcher)
- dunst (notification daemon)
- Krusader, Dolphin (file manager)
- ncmpcpp (music player)
- mpv (media player)
- feh, ristretto (image viewer)
- scrot (screenshot)
- zathura (PDF viewer)
- Liferea (feed reader)
- syncthing, btsync, dropbox (sync, backup)