Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Mar 2005 19:32 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd Vinet. If you are curious about this young and promising Linux distribution, dig in for more!
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He's right about this
by Ricin on Tue 29th Mar 2005 23:00 UTC

"Most users who like FreeBSD or Slack would probably like Arch Linux"

That's certainly true. I'm a FreeBSD guy and briefly tried Arch a little while ago (gotta peek over the fence now and then ;-), and indeed I felt right at home on the console -- their pacman was really the only tool I needed to "learn" and that was drop dead simple.

I'd say this is a very nice linux distro for those who sorta know their *NIX and want to have a full featured DE set up quick and easy though still customized to a large extent.

I must say that when I read that the hardest things are packages that don't compile (with or without the default toolchain being used), being used to FreeBSD ports I tend to shrug (as in: that's normal). But that's ok. The concept of a distro is different anyway.

Very interesting reading!