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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@ Eugenia - Arch (Gnome)
by Nickos on Mon 21st Mar 2005 22:51 UTC

In my previous post I assumed you were using KDE on Arch, just because my brother installed it with KDE. I went back to the article to look at the screenshot and saw you have Gnome installed on Arch. So, your observation of responsiveness between the 2, Arch (Gnome) vs Ubuntu (Gnome) is well based.

Sorry, for the incorrect statement in my previous post stating you shouldn't compare Arch (KDE) to Ubuntu (Gnome) as unfair, because you did made it fair (using Gnome on both).

It is fairly obvious that Arch is fast (from what I've observed), but good to backup these statements with numbers (benchmarks) to convince others, because some people will say "X" distro is faster (or just as fast) and who to believe. (The exact reason why we have benchmarks - to prove it). (ie: copy a large file from one partition to another, do a video encode or conversion test, run a video, cpu and game benchmark, etc. on both distros & then compare).

Fairly informative article you wrote. Good starting point for getting background info on Arch.