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: Knowledge
by stonecrest on Mon 21st Mar 2005 19:26 UTC

Arch looks to capture the Slack/Gentoo crowd, who like to optimize and can compile their own kernel.

I don't agree with this. I run Arch and I have never "optimize[d]" anything (the i686 optimizations for Arch packages make everything incredibly speedy on my laptop to begin with), nor have I ever compiled my own kernel.

Many people like to compare Arch to Slack or Gentoo, and I frankly don't see it. Arch fits in with a lot of users. I myself came from Fedora Core 3. I'm the kind of user that doesn't like to mess around with stuff, I just want to be able to install or remove updated packages - and aside from the initial installation/configuring of the system, that is what I get.