Peter Lyons

Switched to Arch Linux

January 12, 2020

I've switched from Linux Mint to Arch Linux on both my work and personal setups now. The main motivating factors were roughly

Full Stack Overhaul

I'm not sure why, but I became motivated to do a major overhaul of my linux stack. I think this started when I wasn't able to find any decent clojure tooling in Atom text editor and it seemed like I was going to have to switch to VS Code. Changing editors is a major hassle for me as I get heavily used to the quirks of text selection, multi-cursor support, almost 100 custom keybindings, etc. When I finally accepted that I would need to switch editors, I think I let go of my attachment to anything in my stack and was just like "OK, here we go".

So in the last few months, I have...

So mostly happy with my setup. Don't get me wrong, it's still linux on the desktop with all the associated terribleness and embarrassment, but mostly I feel like my systems are dialed in at this point.