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 ddc_
by ddc_ on Sat 17th Sep 2011 22:17 UTC
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Arch shares the BSDs' approach to many things. It tries to keep everything reasonably minimal and simple and to provide as much flexibility as one would generally need.

I had to install some system to my grandmother's laptop. First I tried Windows, but it got to unusable state just too soon. Next I tried Ubuntu, but it was too buggy. I replaced it with Arch and after a month my grandmother told me that she couldn't believe that the system could be so reliable. It survived the GNOME3 update and is still fully functional.

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