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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Don´t get it.
by porcel on Sun 18th Sep 2011 11:23 UTC
porcel
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2006-01-28

I have read this whole thread and many others and have a hard time figuring out the appeal of distributions such as Arch.

Don´t want a GUI? Install (k)ubuntu from the alternate CD.

Want to know how the system works and how init scripts /upstart works?

Read the docs, visit the largest linux forums or irc. It´s all out there and you benefit from the brainpower of a large community, lots of how-tos, and lots of testing if you are using one of the stable (LTS) releases.

But hey, whatever makes you tick is fine by me. It´s just that the technical arguments rarely seem to wash. I am interested in getting a system that is stable up and running in less than an hour. Two kids and a wife will do that to you.

Edited 2011-09-18 11:24 UTC

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RE: Donôt get it.
by Laurence on Mon 19th Sep 2011 07:38 in reply to "Don´t get it."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I have read this whole thread and many others and have a hard time figuring out the appeal of distributions such as Arch.

Forming an opinion without trying something yourself will often have that effect on people ;)

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