Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2005 18:21 UTC
Linux "The philosophy of Arch is simply simplicity. The user is in total control of the system. There are no flashy GUI installers - only a simple ncurses based installer that is easy to use and does its job well. No services ae started by default and their rc.conf is a thing of beauty - very simple to understand and maintain."
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I don't like it
by aliquis on Mon 31st Oct 2005 00:40 UTC
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Tried it, but upgraded versions of packages broke my system, and I don't like having stuff broken when it's not my fault (I don't like it then either but atleast I have an idea what I did and I can't blame someone else.)

Sure some people did and will comment with bla bla you should/could fix it, but still, I don't see the fun in having a broken system, I want something which works. I should have to try to figure out wtf someone else did which ruined my system.

(To be more specific: Broken alsa packages where the mixer either crashed (they where broken two times..) and then lacked the capture setting, screwed USB support which left me without printer and camera.)

For Linux I would recommend Ubuntu (updated Debian can't be all that wrong), Gentoo (Worked great, only problem is "you have to" recompile for every small change) or SuSe (Probably the best of the easy/rpm dists, althought I haven't tried it.)
Personally I prefer the BSDs, for desktop FreeBSD over any of them aslong as you don't need games (native or wine), my next os reinstallation will be Solaris (Which I don't know shit about but it will be fun to learn.) and Win XP for games thought.

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