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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RE[2]: Arch
by Jason Bourne on Mon 19th Sep 2011 01:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Arch"
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

"inexpressive logo" - rather trivial complaint.
"Having PACMAN on command line or using some known front-ends are extremely tiresome sometimes." - Everyone's different, but I personally prefer using the command line.
"No systemd yet..." yes, there is... Now ;)
"No splash screen..." again, rather trivial con.
"No ambition to take over Linux Mint, making a complete desktop live CD spin for newcomers." that's not the point of Arch, arch simply isn't developed for linux noobs, but if you want to try a live cd, you can use ArchBang, CtkArch or any of the other spins. There are a few other user made Live CD's floating around out there as well


perhaps you may just need damn small linux with ratpoison, but that ain't kinda happiness to me.

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RE[3]: Arch
by neruson on Mon 19th Sep 2011 02:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Arch"
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2011-09-18

I actually did lol at that. It's true, most archers prefer minimalist window managers as opposed to full desktop environments. Personally, I'm part of the latter. I'm a Gnome person. Always have been, always will be. I use Gnome 3 on my desktop and I'm testing the Mate Desktop Environment (the new Gnome 2 fork) on my laptop. Like I said, everyone's different. To each their own. It's one of the best things about Linux: choice.

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RE[4]: Arch
by Jason Bourne on Mon 19th Sep 2011 03:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Arch"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

still like that, you didn't get the message i was trying to make it through...

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