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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Comment by ideasman42
by ideasman42 on Tue 17th Feb 2009 23:37 UTC
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* minimal distro modification for packages (as with slackware)
* simple packaging system
* rolling updates (haven't broken my system yet!)
* no need to install every now and then

Before arch I compiled my own kernel, xorg, libc etc on slackware but it ended up being too messy.

However Id only want to run arch on my main workstation, my other systems run ubuntu.

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