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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The lovel thing about arch is that it's a rolling distribution.. so there's no reason to reinstall "every Nmonths" because a simple pacman -Syu will give you your latest version...just like gentoo...

Yes this is nice, but Debian-based distros are only slightly more difficult, unlike Fedora or Suse where you have to download the new ISO's, burn them, then do an upgrade.

For example, if you are running Ubuntu Warty, as soon as Hoary is released, all you have to do is these three commands:
sudo sed -i 's/warty/hoary/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I admit that this would be difficult for inexperienced users, but a lot simpler than some alternatives.