2 days ago, Archbang 2011.10 was released and unlike the former bloated versions, this time Archbang 2011.10 really rocks. Archbang in short is a Linux distro based on Arch Linux (the geekiest Linux distro nowadays in many people’s opinion) but it already got a desktop environment (Openbox) and some other softwares preinstalled. Installing Archbang is really eaiser than Arch Linux ( it took myself more than 2 days and many times of reinstallings to run Arch Linux successfully the first time I tried) but somewhat harder than Ubuntu or other newbie distros ( but not really hard). In this newest version of Archbang, many bugs are fixed and the ISO is less than 460MB. Archbang got all the cool features of Arch Linux and as the creator of Archbang said, it’s really simple, fast and stable. So if you havent tried or are afraid of trying Arch Linux, Archbang should be your choice. And I can guarantee that after you step into the world of Arch, you wont want to go back to Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
Archbang can run quite well out of the box, however, you may face many problems and find it quite ugly if you are unexperienced with Linux. To fix these problems and make Archbang better and more beautiful, here are 10 things I did after installing Archbang 2011.10.
This is the first thing you should do after installing Archbang because the maximum download speed you can get from the default mirror is 50kb/s. By updating new mirror list, downloading packages will be really faster. To do so, go to the mirror generator page and grap the newest list of mirrors that are nearest your location. If you dont know how to use Jumanji (the default browser of this version of Archbang), hit ALT + F2 and run this command
Next, use rankmirror to find the fastest mirror. After updating the mirrorlist, you now can go to the next step.