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 error32 on Sat 17th Sep 2011 08:17 UTC
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I always thought Arch is like Gentoo only less choices.
At work I want to apt-get any application so I can quickly continue my work, hence I use Debian. I am not interested in any optimisations there because I only use it to do cross compiling with my self-built gcc for arm.
I need the software to be stable and can not use a rolling release otherwise I will get out of sync with my colleagues (we had some issues over different svn versions one time).
At home I can take my time to choose my options, hence I use Gentoo. I can not think of a way in which Arch could get in between that.

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