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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It's been a while.
by jrronimo on Tue 17th Feb 2009 21:52 UTC
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I last tried Arch at LEAST 4 years ago, but one thing I really liked about it at the time was the installer: while Arch did it's thing, I got to play Tetris. ;)

I had a lot of trouble with Arch's language after install (it came up in I think Portuguese rather than English), I'm quite positive that's been fixed by now.

I haven't tried it since back then, but I've heard good things about it.

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RE: It's been a while.
by ralsina on Tue 17th Feb 2009 23:09 in reply to "It's been a while."
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Are you sure you are not confusing it with Caldera? That was the one with the Qt-based installer / tetris.

Arch's still a text mode install.

Edited 2009-02-17 23:13 UTC

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RE[2]: It's been a while.
by jrronimo on Tue 17th Feb 2009 23:28 in reply to "RE: It's been a while."
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Well that's embarrassing. I think I was thinking of Ark Linux ( ), not Arch. Haha ;)

Edited 2009-02-17 23:29 UTC

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