Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 11th Aug 2009 00:47 UTC
Linux Hot off the compilation press, Arch Linux comes to its full 2009.08 grandeur with a myriad of new and updated features, including exciting new additions to be utilized in the AIF (Arch Linux Installation Framework) and more, detailed within.
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Comment by bnolsen
by bnolsen on Tue 11th Aug 2009 13:49 UTC
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I use arch on my few core machines (netbook, laptop, older dual core machines) and gentoo on my 8 core dev boxes. I ran into gentoo first and consequently was never comfortable with debian based distros.

Arch seems to sit somewhere in between. I really appreciate the choices they made for systems configuration, it's very simple and straightforward.

I have run into problems where an upgrade set has left a machine inoperable (once due to me shutting the lid on a laptop during upgrade, another due to a bad readline package install). Both machines were recoverable by booting from an arch distro, but it does indicate to me that arch isn't a 100% distro yet.

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