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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by Yossarian on Tue 17th Feb 2009 19:53 UTC
Yossarian
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2008-11-14

Archlinux = Slackware but with sane packaging.

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RE: easy
by bralkein on Tue 17th Feb 2009 21:38 in reply to "easy"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

Yeah absolutely, I used to track Slackware current and use some kinda-working tool like slapt-get or swaret to have an easier time managing my packages. Once I discovered Arch it truly ticked all the boxes for me; I think of it as a rolling-release Slackware for the 21st century (if you get what I mean).

I dunno if I'd use it on a server but for a Linux hobbyist's workstation I'd say it's the best there is!

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