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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>> portage depends on python, WTF?!
> Yeah, it's not as if it's, I dunno, written in it.

Yeah, well, it's not as if python and all exciting pyfoo packages, I dunno, didn't take about 1/4 of the space required for a fairly complete NetBSD X-less install (or Slackware, while we are at it) at the time. Oh, and portage was advertised as written in python and bash. Turned out there was very little bashing involved. Mighty fine, but that's definitely not my Favourite Package Manager. Been naive, I guess.

Edited 2011-09-17 14:17 UTC

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