Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 11th Aug 2009 00:47 UTC
Linux Hot off the compilation press, Arch Linux comes to its full 2009.08 grandeur with a myriad of new and updated features, including exciting new additions to be utilized in the AIF (Arch Linux Installation Framework) and more, detailed within.
Thread beginning with comment 378601
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Arch: Small and Stupid Opinion
by strcpy on Sat 15th Aug 2009 13:38 UTC
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20

How do people start these... Ah yes, "I just wanted to say"...

After getting frustrated with the community problems in the Gentoo project back in the day, I used Arch Linux for a year or so. A good distribution, no doubt about it.

Being sort-of a UNIX-guy, I was instantly in love with the KISS philosophy and general BSD-feel of the distribution. However, I left Arch behind because the general "KISS of it" was overwhelmingly in sharp contrast with the highly rapid update cycles and bleeding edge goals, which -- at least in my opinion -- resulted a general drop in QA and too high maintanance costs for regular desktop use. I would probably still use it if the goal of constant package updates would have been replaced with the goals of robustness and simplicity -- both of which were already present as ideals.

Edited 2009-08-15 13:45 UTC

Reply Score: 1