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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The Arch guys tend to say (somewhere, I guess it is in the wiki) that you should be wary of what you install and upgrade as it is a rolling release distro.

They do check, but sometimes things get missed and it is the responsibility of the user to make sure stuff works on their system (and downgrade if it doesn't)

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