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:re: bashing
by benn on Mon 21st Mar 2005 16:06 UTC

You said 'Ubuntu is slower'
You meant 'Ubuntu on my system runs slower'

You should have said 'Ubuntu on my system runs [tends to run] slower'

that is the d/f ;)

Well, Arch IS faster. Ubuntu COULD be tweaked heavily to be comparable speed, but Arch KISS mentality let's the users TURN ON the services they want, rather than expect the user to TURN OFF the ones they don't need.

This, plus a simple initscripts/config system makes Arch very fast, while Ubuntu (in the Debian tradition), tends to make things a bit over complicated.