Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few weeks ago, we asked for the OSNews community to help with some questions we were going to ask Aaron Griffin from the Arch Linux team, and the response was glorious and somewhat phenomenal. We added those questions to our own and sent them on over, and then we were surprised by receiving not only Aaron Griffin's responses but answers from various individuals from the team.
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RE[3]: Ugh
by B12 Simon on Tue 12th Jan 2010 15:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ugh"
B12 Simon
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There's a surplus of general purpose distros that don't do anything to distinguish themselves over the others. Most of them might as well be theme packs. You said you liked arch linux because of quality but that is what everyone says about their favorite general purpose distro.


That's very true, especially true of the plague of *buntu-with-a-different-wallpaper distros. I'd say Arch does distinguish itself very well with its KISS philosophy, rolling updates and relatively vanilla packages.

While someone who's purely an end user might not notice the difference between Arch and another distro (they might not even notice the difference between KDE/Gnome/XFCE/etc) your average OSnews reader should appreciate the differences under the hood.

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