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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Geeks of my arse...
by scarecrow on Tue 22nd Mar 2005 14:54 UTC

Arch Linux is great, and it definitely is NOT! a "geek distro". I am next to noob, and I need some 30 minutes to have it running, an xdesktop included.
Having toyed a lot with Debian spinoffs, like Ubuntu, I have found out that Arch is WAY more easy to manage (and about equally easy to install). It's only con is the lack of the vast Debian/Ubuntu repo, but for anyone that is not a total noob on Linus, the ABS build system is so darn fucking easy, that yu shouldn't notice- until tha Arch package repo is enrichened.