Well, as much as I really like my 32 bit Antergos install (with the exception of not being able to install Shutter), the 64 bit version has worn me down to dust.
After two, separate downloads, on two,separate computers, running two, different Linux flavors, I was never able to get booted into a 64 bit Live environment. After a lot of hunting, I finally found mention of the testing .iso, so I downloaded it and tried booting a system with it. On the first attempt, the boot process ground to a halt after starting the Network Manager. I shut the machine down and tried a second time. With marginal success, as I actually got into the Live environment. But (and this was a first), it refused to recognize my wired connection. I’ve run Debian from Sid to Stable, Mint, LMDE, openSUSE, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS and various Alpha, Beta and Stable releases of SolusOS on that machine, and never had any of them fail to recognize a wired connection. ??? And no matter what Wiki suggestion I tried, I never could get that machine online.
So I booted my laptop into the 64 bit Live environment. It immediately saw my wireless connection, so I plugged a cable in and it picked right up on that, as well. I installed everything with Cinnamon and everything seemed to be working. I even managed to get Shutter installed. Suddenly, I realized there was no clock on the panel, so I opened the applets menu in Cinnamon settings, only to discover the menu is blank, as is the Themes menu, the Desklets menu and the Extensions menu.
I’ve been wrestling with one problem after another for over 4 hours. When I realized I could have re-installed a fully-operational Alpha version of SolusOS 2, which is an abandoned project, in less than 10 minutes, I decided it was time to gracefully retreat from Antergos. I am even more disappointed about that, than I am frustrated with all the snags Antergos threw at me. I really like how smoothly and how fast Antergos runs, but I use my computers to help support myself, so I cannot be spending time researching every last jot and tittle on this wiki or that Web page. I’ll keep an eye on how Antergos progresses, and will likely keep the 32 bit install on my test machine. I hope the rough edges get polished off, and if they do, I will certainly be ready to give Antergos another shot. Until then, I need a distro that will work for me, rather than against me.
Max, I appreciate your input and will see you over on G+.