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]: hobyist distro
by cromo on Mon 5th Mar 2007 00:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hobyist distro"
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2006-06-17

See, that's the point. Archlinux is for users who DO care about their system beeing healthy and not just simply do "update & forget". If any update is to break the system stability it is explicitly explained after upgrading the package with pacman. You didn't read the message, you learned your lesson. And frankly, that's also what makes the archlinux so simple (but I don't mean "easy" here!). Because instead of the package's complex post install scripts it is _you_ who determine what to change in /etc after the updating so that the system works fine after reboot. And such user interventions are really barely needed at all.
I have had no stablility problems after upgrading my system on a daily basis since I've installed it, and that's more than a year now. Compare to the couple of Ubuntu poor upgrade issues they had in the past.

Edited 2007-03-05 00:20

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