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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Arch and Ubuntu
by hussam on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 14:47 UTC
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Although almost half a million people worldwide ( my estimation ) have tried Ubuntu, many of the people who use it multiboot between Ubuntu and Windows. On the other hand, most ArchLinux users are 'linux only' users.
Just ask in both forums.
This is because ArchLinux is way easier to maintain. You simply have to configure everything once and then update forever.
Another thing is that incrementally upgrading things is a bit safer. This is why I prefer rolling release systems. Having to upgrade all packages each 6 month in Ubuntu scares me a bit.
One last thing is the package management. I know that debconf and dpkg are very powerful tools but creating packages in ArchLinux is still easy and powerful. It supports postinstall/upgrade/remove operations.
The only thing I wish existed in ArchLinux is a gui frontend to pacman.

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RE: Arch and Ubuntu
by lucke on Fri 2nd Mar 2007 15:30 in reply to "Arch and Ubuntu"
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There are few frontends, most notably jacman. Creating frontends should be even easier once libified pacman3 sees the daylight, which ought to happen soon.

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