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: Good or not �
by bnolsen on Wed 18th Feb 2009 17:00 UTC in reply to "Good or not â¦"
bnolsen
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Arch linux rocks because it does a good job of following the KISS principle. I appreciate what choices they made for a linux distro, it's a very good balance between customizability and ease of use.

I've run gentoo for 5+ years now and it's just plain crushing itself with complexity. Too many use flags, too many config files, openrc is a pain, consistency starting to fall apart, etc.

rc.conf rocks. Just list what services start, even indicate which services should start in the background.

I haven't messed with PKGBUILDS myself. I have arch running on my acer aspire one and on a 6yro laptop.

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