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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Beauty of Arch is its simplicity
by darkcoder on Tue 12th Jan 2010 17:30 UTC
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While Arch is a little more difficult to install than other distributions, its simplicity and lean design can make wounders.

For example, by using a Gnome LiveCD (fedora, ubuntu) , the installed system ends up with a lot of packages, dependecies that some users may not need (or want). Sometimes, those packages can be uninstalled, but sometimes they can't without breaking dependencies. Many of those non wanted apps consumes both hard disk and ram space. For example those 2 distros end up with a desktop with a normal RAM usage of 300MB or more.

I installed a Gnome desktop on my laptop. I limited myself to either C/C++ or Phyton apps. I had no Banshe, Tomboy, F-Spot mono apps. I had no search backend because I can track my files on my mind fairly well. What I do was replace the Arch network script with NetworkManager (for the laptop wired and wireless adapters), And my ram usage end up slightly over 100MB.

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