Linked by Andrew Barilla on Tue 10th Feb 2004 20:08 UTC
Linux After reading a discussion on DistroWatch asking if users were happy with their current distribution, I noticed a common thread of those who have had similar experiences as myself with juggling various Linux distributions. Like myself, they feel many Linux distributions are great, but no one quite feels like home. None of them quite fit the bill and they may even begin to think that every OS sucks.
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Arch Linux rocks!
by Ponds on Wed 11th Feb 2004 00:37 UTC

I'm the coordinator of a Linux User Group, so I try to test all the new distro's every few weeks so that I can have more of a gestault image of how Linux is doing, and which direction I should point our newbies towards.

I have a test machine that I do this on, so I can keep my two best friends, Slackware and Gentoo, alive and running on my real boxes and my laptop. This way I never have to reinstall anything that I actually need, and I have one computer to test out anything that I want, and it never messes with my real environment.

Well, last week I tried out a distro, and it was the first time that trying out a distro on that test box has killed all my other Gentoo and Slackware boxes.

No, I don't mean that Arch Linux infected my network and broke all my computers. I liked it so much that I installed it on all my boxes.

This distro is going places folks, be prepared to hear the word Arch often and among the "Big Boys" such as Debian, Red Hat, Gentoo, and Slackware. My guess is that it will not be more than a year.

However, I do have one complaint (about the article, not about Arch). Do you know the owner of the site to who's video that you linked? I think that if you don't have permission, that you should link to the page containing the link for the video, rather than the video itself. I shudder imagine that guy's misery if he doesn't know that his site just got OSnews linked and the amount of his next bandwidth bill. My friend once got one of his video's linked to by a site about a third as popular as OS news, and ended up with about a $8000 bill.