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 orestes
by orestes on Mon 19th Sep 2011 15:37 UTC
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I've been playing with Arch for a few months now while waiting on the latest Fedora to coalesce. I like what I see so far, but I'm not sure if I'll stick with it or switch back to F16 once it lands. We'll see what happens September 29th and go from there.

As far as the appeal of Arch. To me it's very simple, the distro makes very few choices for the administrator and makes it easier to tweak the system than most any distro I've seen. It's like Slackware with better package management or Gentoo without the pain in the ass that is Portage.

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