Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 19th Mar 2006 02:24 UTC
Linux "The recent emphasis of the Linux community has been on desktop distros that make it easy to install and configure the system without venturing beyond the GUI. Despite the success of these beginner-friendly systems, a significant segment of the Linux population prefers a simpler approach. These back-to-basics users want clarity, stability, and speed, and they do not care about the proliferation of redundant tools and glossy configuration helpers that populate the GUI-based systems. In the past, no-frills Linux users gravitated to systems such as Slackware, Gentoo, or Debian, but another back-to-basics distro is gaining favor among the Linux faithful: Arch Linux."
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RE[4]: /opt
by jaboua on Sun 19th Mar 2006 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: /opt"
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The designers don't choose were the apps will install, ./configure --prefix=/someplace decides that, with the standard being /usr/local if unspecified.

Large self-contained packages such as KDE, Mozilla, etc. "

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