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 vs Slackware
by HC on Wed 11th Feb 2004 01:33 UTC

Arch and Slackware are very much alike in things like organization, speed and simplicity of setup. These distros are more similar than different. For me, pacman vs swaret/slapt-get is the focal point in the decision process since in all other respects, I consider them Arch and Slackware equal.

If you compile from source, it is much easier for a novice (e.g. me), to download off from pacman and use abs to compile an app with all dependencies met. Point to Arch

Downloading binaries - very much hit or miss with linuxpackages.net via slapt-get. Fairly complete and still growing repository with Arch. Point to Arch

Binaries not in Arch or linuxpackages.net. Search for any dependencies on your own and compile away. Draw

Final score = 2-0-1 in favor of Arch.