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: Credibility 9/10
by benn on Mon 21st Mar 2005 16:27 UTC

That rating is at least funny.
Lots of unstable packages, and I'm not talking about some rarely used software, I'm talking about broken thunderbird, nautilus to name some.

Stability/Bugs/Security (how do you even rate security?) leaves a lot to be desired in Archlinux, and the fact that x86_64 support doesn't seem to be around the corner isn't good too.

Broken Thunderbird/nuatilius? It's funny, I use these packages and have for quite some time. They work fine. When was the last time you used Arch Linux?

Security, I assume, would be rated by things like the number of unneeded services turned on by default, etc. possibly? Obviously, the true lockdown of a system is up to the user, largely. Especially with a distro like Arch.