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 Jason Bourne on Mon 19th Sep 2011 00:37 UTC
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[ PROS ]

* No dev packages. I hate -dev packages! There is plently diskspace today.

* Excellent documentation through its Wiki site.

* IRC Channel support - they are very intelligent and friendly. Sometimes they kick your ass, but then it's for your good.

[ CONS ]

* Inexpressive logo. Hate it.

* PACMAN is good, very good. Much better than yum, apt-get. However, PackageKit support would be SUPER-B! Having PACMAN on command line or using some known front-ends are extremely tiresome sometimes.

* No systemd yet...

* No splash screen...

* No ambition to take over Linux Mint, making a complete desktop live CD spin for newcomers.

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