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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It's all in the online manual and wiki's as well.

Besides, if you can't wrap your head around --help nor man (which, let's be honest, is be bare minimum you need to know when using the command line), then install a GUI front end:

Fair enough--thanks for the suggestions. ;)

I'm not trying to put down Arch, I really do appreciate its philosophy. I think it's just that I was coming at it from the wrong angle. Or something.

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