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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AlexandreAM
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2006-02-06

Just to add a few more cents to this discussion. What * I * personally feel to be the best approach is to enable the current, extra and community repos, leaving everything you want from AUR to the "manual" process, that is:

download it from the site, makepkg it, then pacman -A it if all went well.

It is really straight forward and leaves you with a very solid system. Perhaps not as solid as a Debian or other big distro, but that is only because Arch is always under some ongoing changes and testing bleeding edge technology...

Sometimes things break, but they're just so simple to fix in arch that it doesn't even bother me at all.

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