OK, making this (see quote below) official and placing it as a first paragraph on Antergos homepage and in downloads would certainly help. I, for example, is one of people who are looking for smoothly working computer as a tool (“Mint experience”), not to re-learn everything and recall from memory in order to adapt to OS. MS with Windows changes does already enough in this direction, this is why a lot of people started using Linux variants in a first place.
Or, at least, replace on Antergos home page the phrase “Ready to use” by “Ready to use from command line and with extensive internet search of many functions” (no sarcasm or harsh tone, I’m at peace, just tryng to get my point of view through). Then I would turn away at once, just as from Arch, who state this openly.
My Personal Disclaimer for Antergos: (not official, of course)
Antergos is not really intended for everyone, especially those who have no intention of learning the “Arch Way”. Arch requires the user learn the ins and outs of everything, Antergos on the other hand makes it easier to get started BUT still you are making a commitment to Arch. This means that if someone is a GUI only user then Arch based system is not likely for them.
Antergos is for anyone to use…but it is for anyone who wants to commit to using a system like this…if someone wants the “Mint experience” then they are not going to find it with Arch as the base.
If this (quote above) is not an intended Antergos use, then what I, personally, would found useful in FAQ:
Disclaimer: these are not demands or requests of lazy bum who doesn’t want to do anything himself, rather thoughts of average user, who just has to get the job done efficiently, without toying around with the system in order to make it to perform basic functions.
Here they are (Gnome desktop):
Every OS is supposed to perform some basic functions and be in ready to use condition right after installation.
1. If Intel processor users need to add corrections to grub.cfg, it better be stated either in FAQ or in downloads, not only on forums, not everyone will go here.
2. If Software Manager (PacmanXG, naming it Software Manager would be more helpful, how on the earth I supposed to know that this is software manager AND updater) doesn’t have any Help or text menu (keyboard shortcuts are not helping), link in FAQ to how use it would be helpful, this:
Quote: “Using pacmanXG You should find the package, right-click on it, mark it as “install/update” and thet click on the button, that will execute command (“V” like sign on the upper bar). That should install …
PacmanXG sometimes don’t show package infos.” Source: [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=2399#p11378[/url:2spyjox7]. Same for how to do uninstall and where to see all dependencies that will be uninstalled before uninstall. In some systems even Talking Cow or Chromium are tied to basic desktop package, removing them damages desktop functionality.
3. Screen saver, where is it? In Settings > Power, if this doesn’t work, do this:
Quote: " I think this is caused by lightdm being used for logging in. To enable screen blanking install gdm (Gnome display manager) and use that instead of lightdm. This also enables login without having to use your mouse:
sudo pacman -S gdm (or install using PacmanXG or Pamac)
sudo systemctl disable lightdm
sudo systemctl enable gdm
Reboot and you should be OK."
To install screen saver, [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2406[/url:2spyjox7].
4. Where is Software Updater? In PacmanXG > Tasks > Synchronize Mirrors, Update
5. How to set default view (compact List) in file manager? Still unknown.
6. Windows do not have minimize-maximize buttons. What are advantages of this, how this functionality could be added, and how to avoid unwanted drag-maximize issue ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2404[/url:2spyjox7]).
7. Where is “Run as Administrator” functionality? ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2372&p=11396#p11401[/url:2spyjox7]).
8. Small appearance issues:
8.1. Is it possible to make icons smaller (too obtrusive and distracting)? These are not smaller, but look smaller: HiColor icons in Settings or Tweaks.
8.2. Is there a way to keep icon categorized (faster finding)? Tweaks > Extensions > Make Applications Menu.
What I couldn’t find (and looks like nobody knows) why right click on menu items works as left click, starting program instead of providing option to add it to desktop or panel. ([url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2405[/url:2spyjox7]).
8.3. If tabbed gedit interface affects your productivity (or makes your skin crawl), try to instal Leafpad, no surprises here.
8.4. Spell check is not available in FIrefox, unlike in almost any other OS. To solve this problem, see ArchWiki article: [url:2spyjox7]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2431#p11483[/url:2spyjox7].
And so on.
Really, just trying to be helpful. This is not about catering to each particular user, this is about defining (and making it known at once) the spectrum of users who will be able to use this OS right after installation. Even informing people like me that they are not intended users (without extensive search for many issues), would help a lot by not wasting a time.