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 Danno on Tue 22nd Mar 2005 04:12 UTC

You guys can argue all you want... Arch is another fad distro, just like Gentoo.

There are far too many people wasting time and effort duplicating other peoples' efforts in the open source world these days. Why start a new distro, when you can improve another?

Arch brings nothing new to the Linux distro landscape. Gentoo brought nothing new to the Linux distros either. Everything's still based on the Linux kernel, still based around the same tools and ideas from years past, etc. Same shit, different package.

No, I'm not a Windows or Mac advocate. Yes, I use Linux based operating systems every day, and I'd like nothing more than see Linux/GNU/free software get better for everyone.

We're getting nowhere, because of the infighting between developers and maintainers of software.