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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Why?
by holizz on Wed 18th Feb 2009 07:04 UTC
holizz
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2006-08-21

The PKGBUILDs (easiest packaging system I've ever found).

It's fast. Where APT would take an age to install one package, pacman is so fast it feels like a front-end to wget and tar.

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