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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Re: arch is ok, but ...
by nggalai on Mon 21st Mar 2005 12:18 UTC

Even for experienced Linux enthusiasts, it's just a pain in the ass to install.

I installed it and got most stuff working after about 6 hours - the fact that pretty much nothing is configured during the install process makes post install a totally tedious exercise.


I posted it before I think ... Arch was my second Linux distribution ever, and I had no problems installing it. I'm a writer, not a techie, and if I manage the basic installation and setup in less than an hour, my bet is most people shouldn't have too many problems getting Arch up and running.

Most of my teething problems with Arch were related to my POS scanner/printer/copy machine thingy. The rest, including internet access, audio etc. was very easy to set up thanks to the Wiki and installation documentation.