Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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RE[3]: Ugh
by mesomaan on Tue 12th Jan 2010 16:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ugh"
mesomaan
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They seem like a competent team but good lord why do all these people want to work on building packages for yet another general purpose distro? My god so boring.


But don't worry most people in Linux land are like you and defend ye old shared system that was designed to save hard drive space in an era when gigabyte drives didn't exist.


Arch linux isn't really just a general purpose linux. It's base install is very compact and runs pretty well as an embedded system. Shared libraries allow different people in different locations to develop the software. This is mandatory for small developers without an army of programmers. Many of us don't even consider large gigabyte drives useable and only use little flash drives for the system.

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