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What to prepare before installing Arch Linux the first time

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When people want to try Linux, it is very likely that their first distro is either Ubuntu, Mint or Zorin. But after using Linux for a while, most users will know about and want to try Arch Linux, a lightweight, flexible and highly customizable distro. You will gain a lot of benefits from trying and using Arch Linux. One week of messing around with Arch Linux will teach you more about Linux than one year of using Ubuntu.

In this article, I wont write about how to install Arch Linux since there are already a lot of guides on the internet ( here is the best one). However, there are several things you need to prepare before installing Arch Linux the first time to save time and get the best experience with Arch Linux.

1 - Prepare to read a lot

Installing Arch Linux is hard, much harder than installing Windows or Ubuntu. Thats why you will have to read a lot to be able to install Arch the first time.

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