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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So many things...
by denisfalqueto on Tue 17th Feb 2009 20:27 UTC
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Rolling release system, simplicity of building packages with ABS and AUR, pacman, text configuration files over fancy applications, a great community, KDEmod...

I think that the control freak in me just can't let the control go away. Seriously, now, the power that Arch gives to us is amazing. We can easily build anithing with it, be it complex or simple. It really made me stop jumping from distro to distro. It is so sane that I can't think in any other way to use my computer.

Yes, it's subjective, but, to me, it is the best Linux distribution ever.

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