Hi there, I am new to ArchLabs and it looks quite interesting and I am going to download and install this OS.
I just have a couple of questions. First of all, does this OS collect any personal information or do any applications collect any personal information and send it off to a server, if so, then is it possible to disable this?
2nd of all, the minimal requirements that this OS needs is a 512 MB of RAM. If I were to use less than 512 MB of RAM, would this OS still be bootable (I know it won’t be very usable)?
@anon37670755 I can only tell you what my systems use. @boot, my desktop idles in around 230mb although it’s always a little heavy as I have other services running. On both laptops, memory consumption @boot is much less, around 180mb +or-. ArchLabs default now does not include a display (login) manager however lightdm is offered during the post install welcome screen (al-hello). I’d suggest not installing lightdm and keeping extra services at a bare minimum.
I’ll take your word for it @anon37670755 but booting win10 in any reasonable amount of time or in the slightest degree of comfort with 140mb of memory is nothing short of miraculous. I haven’t been a user of win since xp and even then, it was a resource pig imo. All I can say, is give it a try… Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
We’re ArchLabs users, love the distro and it’s community and have a little extra time to lend a hand, that’s all