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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by tobaccofarm on Mon 21st Mar 2005 19:19 UTC

I will say this though, and this is probably not an audience this largely applies to: Any person who uses Linux extensively - more than an hour a day - should learn to:

(*) Disable unneeded services.
(*) Compile a kernel.


Just a good documented procedure should (think it is) be enough.I started to fiddle with redhat Linux 5.2.The first time i allready had an obstacle with new hardware from a PC prive project,my 1mb Trident graphics card wasn't supported.
Thank god i found a well written cake recipe online.Allthough i didn't have a clue what the heck i was doing,i got the graphics card working. The problem in my opinion is not the huge amount of different distributions but still a lack of good documentation,and trivial boring( but usefull) standards.Being able to compile a Debian kernel will not per se garantee you the same procedure will succeed when compiling a kernel on SuSE.