Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:19 UTC
Linux "Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains."
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by marcp on Sat 17th Sep 2011 05:37 UTC
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Arch Linux is very nice when it comes to the internal architecture [BSD-styled scripts] and modularization, but must of us live in GUI environments, which means that we have to install it anyway. Arch doesn't provide any GUI by default which is perfectly fine when you have time to configure everything from scratch to get it working the way YOU want, but some people prefer - still - to get it all working by default. Unless it doesn't work this way - it's ok, because we have many well crafted distros these days. "simplicity" argument doesn't apply anymore, because some of them are based on Arch, Slackware, Gentoo, etc ...

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