• ISO question


    I’m very new to Arch Linux and Antergos my question is I noticed once a month or so a new ISO comes out. Does this ISO include all the updates for last month? The reason I am asking is I live in part of the country where I don’t have access to DSL and I only have like 10GB a month. If I download the new ISO will it have to download many updates when I am installing?

    Also if I install GNOME but than want to try another DE do I have to reinstall Antergos from scratch or can I add it to my current installation? I would like to install the cinnamon desktop but currently have GNOME.

    Thank you,

    Tony

  • @tpalermo30 said in ISO question:

    If I download the new ISO will it have to download many updates when I am installing?

    I don’t think so, but if you are using Antergos already, then your system should already be updated since Arch is a rolling distro ;).

    Also if I install GNOME but than want to try another DE do I have to reinstall Antergos from scratch or can I add it to my current installation?

    Nope! Just open Pamac, the software center, and search for ‘antergos-cinnamon-setup’ and install it. Now, Cinnamon will be installed along with Gnome. When logging in, you will be able to pick which one to use:grinning:. If you would prefer a plain vanilla cinnamon setup rather than Antergos’ one, just open up Pamac and click on Groups in the menu. Then, scroll down to the ‘Cinnamon’ category and install all of the programs located in that group. These will be the ones that make up Cinnamon. However, you will get Cinnamon without the Antergos touch.

    Both methods will work, but simply installing ‘Antergos-cinnamon-setup’ is the easiest way to go. One click and a few minutes wait for it to install, and you’re done:grinning:.

    Hope this helps!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    My ISO:
    https://rebornos.wordpress.com
    Linux Basics: https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • Awesome, this really helps a lot. Thank you so much, I was going to reinstall Antergos to try a different DE. You saved me a lot of time.

    Sorry if these questions were already answered or were stupid. I am still trying to figure out Antergos, I used Mint and Ubuntu for awhile.

    Thanks again,

    Tony

  • @tpalermo30 said in ISO question:

    Sorry if these questions were already answered or were stupid.

    Don’t worry about it:grinning:. No stupid questions here! (And really, your DE question isn’t actually all that common).

    I am still trying to figure out Antergos, I used Mint and Ubuntu for awhile.

    Mint? That’s what I started my Linux career with! And like you, after that I moved to something closer to Ubuntu, Zorin OS 12. After Zorin, I came here to Antergos and have been here since.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    My ISO:
    https://rebornos.wordpress.com
    Linux Basics: https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • So just to be 100% certain, if I am already using Antergos and I have been installing the updates regularly I will have everything that is included in the new ISO?

  • Yep! You will never have to re-install again:grinning:.

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    My ISO:
    https://rebornos.wordpress.com
    Linux Basics: https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • By the way, Antergos is awesome so far!

  • @Zephyr said in ISO question:

    Antergos is awesome so far!

    Glad to hear you are enjoying it! I am really impressed with the awesome @developers we have here:grinning:. They really go above and beyond! (And to think, there’s only two developers, @karasu and @lots-0-logs, and yet Antergos is such a full featured distro).

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    My ISO:
    https://rebornos.wordpress.com
    Linux Basics: https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

  • I agree–awesome developers doing awesome work. I sent in a modest donation and will do more later. I am very impressed with two things in particular, having come most recently from Lubuntu and Ubuntu: installing and removing software is easy, quick, and reliable; and rolling updates just work with little fuss, and almost no loss of productivity. I do have one suggestion for that. I installed some updates one day and I noticed that some things were broken, but after searching the forums I learned that this could easily be solved by simply rebooting. Maybe there should be a suggestion to reboot after an update?

  • @Zephyr said in ISO question:

    Maybe there should be a suggestion to reboot after an update?

    That’s a great idea. It’s what I normally do when something goes wrong ;).

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

    My ISO:
    https://rebornos.wordpress.com
    Linux Basics: https://linuxbasicssite.wordpress.com

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