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: Arch
by Laurence on Mon 19th Sep 2011 07:51 UTC in reply to "Arch"
Laurence
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[ CONS ]

* Inexpressive logo. Hate it.

* PACMAN is good, very good. Much better than yum, apt-get. However, PackageKit support would be SUPER-B! Having PACMAN on command line or using some known front-ends are extremely tiresome sometimes.

* No systemd yet...

* No splash screen...

* No ambition to take over Linux Mint, making a complete desktop live CD spin for newcomers.

* To be honest, I'm not a big fan of the logo either. But it's just a logo, not a coat of arms that you're obliged to have stitched onto your whites

* Agreed

* Can't say I miss systemd. Arch's init system is better than traditional SysV anyway plus daemons can be loaded in parallel via the background toggle in rc.conf.

* There is. In fact I run one myself (splashy). Admittedly it's not the simplest thing to set up though.

* Again there is: http://chakra-project.org/
It may not be an "official" ArchLinux live CD, but then Linux Mint is just derivative of another distro (Ubuntu) anyway.

There's also an Arch Live CD that focus on gamers:
http://live.linux-gamers.net/

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