Linked by Shahar Weiss on Thu 1st Mar 2007 18:58 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I've been an Arch user for roughly 3 years. I'm pretty much familiar with it all - The way it boots, its configuration and its package management. I've also heard a lot of good things about Ubuntu, and wanted to try it for a long time. So, two weeks ago, I took the plunge. These are my findings.
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RE[3]: Ubuntu vs. Arch
by moleskine on Thu 1st Mar 2007 22:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu vs. Arch"
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We have a three-horse race shaping up in mainstream Linux land, and this consolidation is what Linux needs to become even more compelling for proprietary ISVs.

Interesting. That's what a lot of folks seem to think at the moment. In some ways, it could be a two-horse race, with .rpm for the enterprise and .deb for soho (or mainly so). Or a two-horse race anyway: the one that's vulnerable is SuSE, since it comes a long way second to Red Hat in the enterprise and a long way second to Debian-base distros (if you add them all together) everywhere else. On the other hand, racing is well-known for doping and already certain "trainers" from Redmond have been spotted skulking around the paddock ...

I did try to install Arch a few weeks ago as a tester but gave up when the installer said I had to consult a text file then add in the details of what time zone I'm in by hand. Just my 2 cents, but a distro that wants more than hardcore niche appeal has to do a bit better than that. It's like asking someone to crank a handle before using the telephone. I'm having more fun with Zenwalk.

Edited 2007-03-01 23:02

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