I am in my 50s and have hidden disabilities (A.S.D).
I ran across Garuda, when I was looking for something other than the same old distros.
So far, I am impressed. I had to tweak the colours a bit, due to the dyslexia, but that was easy enough. I think the only problem I ran into and have not looked into why it does this was when you go thought the post welcome and go to add in all the other programs you want, it gets to the last screen and then just goes back to the welcome screen and does not go to install in terminal, like I noticed with the Gnome version. That was on the main Dragonized version
But that is a minor thing. Really glad to be trying something new, well to me it is.
welcome nice to see another with dyslexia, hope you enjoy your stay this is the only KDE distro i can stand what these guys have done to transform KDE is stunning, and the only Arch based distro to actually do more than add wallpaper and a couple of apps you could do yourself in Arch,
Garuda to me is its own based on Arch Linux
I have not experienced that issue with the additional software installer. IIRC the issues I've had have always been some package conflict because it doesn't update before allowing the selection of additional packages and there's been conflicts that needed resolving first, causing me to have to go through and select them all again.
P.S If you guy leave the U,K, can I move up there please, would be great to get away from the F'n Tories!
Make sure you've got the best mirrors selected first, please, then refresh and update your system before going through the post-install selections. You can then skip the update portion of the script and move on to the rest.
P.S. Welcome to Garuda Linux. And don't believe a word @mandog says. He's a known prevaricator.
WTF? There's NST in the Arch world (at least). Learn it or don't. There's no 'emotion' involved in any Linux distribution. Forums might be different.
If a user doesn't learn to...
Fix breakage, and
Not create it to begin with
All the handy scripts in the world won't save them. Garuda may be hip, slick 'n' cool, but underneath it is still Arch. Further--Garuda is the finely tuned sportscar of such distributions. Needs a good driver to keep her on the road.
Then why does the setup assistant leap on the screen upon first boot, asking about updating et al? That leads the user to believe it's gonna help with completing setup so the user doesn't have to do all of those bits.
The way you're talking, you'd invite someone round for dinner, serve blowish, but not remove the poison sack, then as they're dying saying "well, if you're going to eat blowfish, you should know you have to remove the sack, serves you right". You make it seem like you're being helpful, when in fact, you're setting them up for failure.
The assistance in Garuda's great, but there's (always) room for improvement. A little help can often be less helpful than no help.
It's just a hint/tip that I found to be an effective first measure after I install Garuda, but prior to letting the post-installation scripts take over. Take it or leave it, I do not care, but I'll not proffer any gift horses again.