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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Credibility: 9/10 (stability, bugs, security) ???
by Anonymous on Mon 21st Mar 2005 17:16 UTC

Let's see, does Arch Linux have proper package QA, does it ship a firewall by default, does it use exec-shield, does it fortify binaries, does it use adresse space randomization, does it deploy SELinux?

Last I tried Arch Linux it was infact broken half the time, tracking current was a pain because there would always be a bug. They never deployed security technologies by default.

Now I like Arch as a whole, it's a nice little distro, but to give it a top rating in credibility seems misleading to me.

Then again this is Eugenia's soapbox and her beloved Slackware pimping has now been replaced with Arch pimping - so of course no flaw can be found in Arch.