Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Feb 2009 17:34 UTC
Linux The ArchLinux Release Engineering Team announced the official release of the 2009.02 ISO after a long period of intense development. This distribution is among the first to officially support the new Ext4 filesystem. I've always noticed that Arch seems to be quite popular among OSNews readers, and I'm interested to know from our Arch users: why? What makes Arch such a good Linux distribution?
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rolling releases
by boofar on Tue 17th Feb 2009 18:27 UTC
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For me, the rolling release system is what makes Arch a winner. Basically, once you've installed it, news like this becomes totally irrelevant. No more reinstalling everything the system twice a year, just run "pacman -Syu" every few days to keep the system up to date.

As a former LFS and Slackware user, the general "feel" of the distro and the community also appeals to me. Keep it simple, and very little distro specific patches and tools.

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