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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RE[2]: Arch is way overrated
by earksiinni on Sat 17th Sep 2011 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Arch is way overrated"
earksiinni
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I also used Arch a few years back, so it's good to hear the perspective of a fellow Slack user who was in a similar position on Arch today. Stability was my main issue back then. Also, I'm a big fan of Slackware's fat DVD install, which means that I rarely have to worry about dependencies even when building my own packages.

At any rate, I'll have to try Arch out again, though Slack works perfectly on my MacBook for now (almost--wicd has some issue with the Intel wifi chipset where if there are too many networks it won't detect any, but this is surely a wicd/iwtools issue). Thanks for the heads up!

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