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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RE[2]: Arch Pro Bullet List
by sbergman27 on Tue 17th Feb 2009 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Arch Pro Bullet List"
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There are good reasons to sometimes patch as well as listed in there.

I, personally, prefer distros which are not afraid to patch. The people closest to carrying responsibility for something working are in the best position to decide when applying a patch, in a current release, is warranted, even if the patch is a little ugly. It's easy to reject an important patch whilst sitting in an Ivory Tower. Not so much so when answering the phones.

Edited 2009-02-17 21:15 UTC

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