Arch Linux Part 1

In an attempt to learn more about the inner workings of Linux I am going to start setting up an Arch Linux machine with pentesting tools. I’ve always used more user friendly Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Kali, Backtrack, etc. Arch is designed to give you full control over your operating system. Here is an excerpt from their wiki.

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686/x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling-release model. The default installation is a minimal base system, configured by the user to only add what is purposely required.

From what I have read it is not a simple process to get Arch up and running. You start with a very minimal amount of tools and everything must be installed and configured by the user. This setup process forces you to learn more about how the system works and in the end you should have a very efficient machine.
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