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fuck2code910010dThe package manager is great. The aur is also amazing. And the fact that you get to learn a lot of stuff about linux and how graphical installers work. After all those are mostly scripts.
mjones44128910dalso: any resources/guides you recommend for first time Arch users?
zlice58310daur (arch user repo) is a "compile from source" system for extra packages
pacman is, ok, i don't think it's better or worse than other package managers
personally i don't think arch is that great. if you want newer software it's nice. but arch has things that are "too" new and break something for me at least 1 of every 3 updates. also don't find the aur that great as i come across broken scripts from there a good deal of the time.
arch's wiki is a great "go to" for almost any linux user (although every wiki seems to be out of date the last year or so)
Packman cant do anything special that apt cant