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 ccraig13 on Mon 19th Sep 2011 15:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Arch is way overrated"
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I'm not sure what your server needs are but every new system I deploy runs Arch. I too started with RHL and then found my home with Slackware. However, once I found Arch I never looked back ( Though I'll still play with new distros to see if they can steal me away ). What got me was the similarity to Slackware, speed, small size and pacman. I'm not sure why people are complaining about pacman. I've tried them all and think pacman works just fine.

Also, I did the Gentoo thing for a while and realized as one person put it, "I was learning Gentoo, not Linux". What they meant by that was that you spend an awful lot of time figuring out how to speak Gentoo. However, I did learn a bunch from Gentoo and definitely have a lot of respect for it.

In the end there's no perfect distro that fits everyone's needs, but there's at least one out of the hundreds of imperfect distros that will be perfect for you ;)

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