Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Mar 2005 11:22 UTC
Linux 2003 was the year with Gentoo written all over it in the Linux universe. Last year was Ubuntu's & MEPIS'. I believe that Arch Linux's year is the current one. Read more for a comparison of Arch to existing distributions, and why we think it rocks and where we think it still requires some work.
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Never tried it
by greg on Mon 21st Mar 2005 12:17 UTC

It sounds like a healthy mix between gentoo and slack, and therefore only really appeals to such users.

Saying Ubuntu was 2004 is a bit wrong though, I've never seen such sustained hype over a distro as we've seen with Ubuntu, and Ubuntu looks set to take 2005 by storm as well.

I just don't see how you can say apt-get is hard to use, the first package manager I ever used was apt-get and it's simply.. easy, apt-get install, apt-get remove, what's the problem? Also, Synaptic is an amazing utility, especially the very latest version which is just fantastic.

Overall the review is pretty weak, just why should I try it, again?