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
by Jason Bourne on Mon 19th Sep 2011 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Arch"
Jason Bourne
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"inexpressive logo" - rather trivial complaint.
"Having PACMAN on command line or using some known front-ends are extremely tiresome sometimes." - Everyone's different, but I personally prefer using the command line.
"No systemd yet..." yes, there is... Now ;)
"No splash screen..." again, rather trivial con.
"No ambition to take over Linux Mint, making a complete desktop live CD spin for newcomers." that's not the point of Arch, arch simply isn't developed for linux noobs, but if you want to try a live cd, you can use ArchBang, CtkArch or any of the other spins. There are a few other user made Live CD's floating around out there as well


perhaps you may just need damn small linux with ratpoison, but that ain't kinda happiness to me.

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