Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:19 UTC
Linux "Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains."
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Comment by error32
by error32 on Sat 17th Sep 2011 08:17 UTC
error32
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2008-12-10

I always thought Arch is like Gentoo only less choices.
At work I want to apt-get any application so I can quickly continue my work, hence I use Debian. I am not interested in any optimisations there because I only use it to do cross compiling with my self-built gcc for arm.
I need the software to be stable and can not use a rolling release otherwise I will get out of sync with my colleagues (we had some issues over different svn versions one time).
At home I can take my time to choose my options, hence I use Gentoo. I can not think of a way in which Arch could get in between that.

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RE: Comment by error32
by Laurence on Sat 17th Sep 2011 09:22 in reply to "Comment by error32"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


At home I can take my time to choose my options, hence I use Gentoo. I can not think of a way in which Arch could get in between that.

Speed of Debian with the rolling release options of Gentoo?

Not having major dist upgrades to contend with, alone is one reason I'd stick with Arch.

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