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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Arch packages
by Shane on Tue 22nd Mar 2005 01:20 UTC

I've used Arch linux for a few months at the end of last year. I like pacman. However, the quality of the packages was a let down at that time. I'd find myself doing a pacman -Syu and praying that nothing breaks. I was told that experienced Arch users would look at the forums for reported issues with packages before upgrading. This is pretty much unacceptable to me. Pakages must be tested properly *before* being made available. Things may have improved since. I sincerely hope so, because I liked Arch a lot. I will probably try it again sometime in the future.