Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 22:06 UTC
Linux "If you follow Arch Planet, you may have already heard the news that we are celebrating a decade of existence, with the release of 0.1 Homer on March 11, 2002. If you haven't already, grab some birthday cake and head over to Arch Planet to read several developers chronologies and wonderful words of praise for Arch Linux. There is also a brief article from The H Open Source as well as discussion on Reddit. With good fortune and a little luck, hopefully we'll be around to celebrate another 10 years!" Happy decade, Arch! My water cooker just pinged, so I'll drink the next cup of tea in Arch' honour.
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Comment by orestes
by orestes on Wed 14th Mar 2012 22:26 UTC
orestes
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow. time flies. Seems like yesterday I was poking around a then extremely shiny and new Arch as an alternative/counterpart to Slackware's more conservative nature.

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RE: Comment by orestes
by ccraig13 on Thu 15th Mar 2012 00:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by orestes"
ccraig13 Member since:
2011-05-31

Whoo hoo! Same here. Slackware was my one and only but then I found Arch and the rest is history.

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That long already?
by gan17 on Thu 15th Mar 2012 02:36 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Wow, didn't realize it's been out that long. Been using it on and off for about 4 yrs, give or take. Decent distro for the most part.

AUR is still a cesspool, though. =P

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RE: That long already?
by Valhalla on Thu 15th Mar 2012 06:21 UTC in reply to "That long already?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Yeah that's pretty much the same amount of time I've been running Arch aswell and the only thing that would pry me away from it would be Haiku becoming useable for my day to day work (which sadly is far off in the future).

As for AUR I've had no problems with the packages I've used from there, I think that for a user repository the packages are of a high general quality YMMV and all that.

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RE[2]: That long already?
by orestes on Thu 15th Mar 2012 18:23 UTC in reply to "RE: That long already?"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends on what you're comparing it to really. It's definitely a handy expedient vs manually compiling, but it's certainly no FreeBSD Ports or NetBSD pkg-src consistency wise.

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RE[3]: That long already?
by Valhalla on Thu 15th Mar 2012 23:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: That long already?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Depends on what you're comparing it to really. It's definitely a handy expedient vs manually compiling, but it's certainly no FreeBSD Ports or NetBSD pkg-src consistency wise.

Well, I pretty much compare the standard repositories (Core, Community, Extra etc) to FreeBSD ports since you can easily build the packages from source using ABS. It's very seldom that I need to venture outside the 'official' repositories and turn to AUR in order to get a package (pretty much only happens if I want a bleeding edge development version of something).

My BSD experience is very much lacking though so maybe it's not an apt comparison.

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This Gentoo user loves Arch
by Hypnos on Thu 15th Mar 2012 03:21 UTC
Hypnos
Member since:
2008-11-19

Because they may have the best Linux wiki on the web -- I have not seen more replete documentation for Linux-as-an-OS anywhere else.

Gentoo's own official community wiki (wiki.gentoo.org) started only recently, and may be useful filling in the few gaps ...

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Comment by wigry
by wigry on Thu 15th Mar 2012 08:55 UTC
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

Thought that Arch was derived from Slackware but apparently was derived from CRUX instead.

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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 15th Mar 2012 09:00 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

Really great OS - simple, modular, fast, stable, fresh ... the best you can get!

I used to use Slackware, Debian and Arch in the past, then I moved to more automated distros, but I am just fed up with unpredictable nature of this automation.
New daemons, huge applications, little choice ... and you have no control over it.

Recently I installed Arch again [took me whole damn day to get everything the way I want] and it is definitely worth its time setting up.

Happy B-Day ARCH! Thanks to all Arch community members! Best wished to all o you, guys and gals.

Edited 2012-03-15 09:01 UTC

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ex-Arch
by Jason Bourne on Thu 15th Mar 2012 18:30 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

I used Arch for a couple of months.

Gave up when I had this huge bug related to Audacity: Opening a FLAC file would give me garbage or silence from half and on into the waveform.

When I found out neither Ubuntu nor Fedora had this issue, I just asked myself: what's the point of me tweaking this glorified and "sane" system for about 2 weeks and.... now this?

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