I have been a loyal Archlinux user for the last ten years, initially intrigued by its simplicity and rolling distribution — you could test the cool new feature as soon as possible. Recently I got a new desktop and need to install Arch again. It seems to be even more complicated than last time (8 years ago?). Here are some new concepts I learned from the recent installation from a user perspective.

UEFI

With the new development, there are lots of new concepts coming up from the installation guide — UEFI, GPT, Secure Boot, FastBoot, and etc. It seems lots of…

Weighted Linearization

Understanding the world with linear approximation.

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