Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:59 UTC
Google If you ever needed evidence that no, people don't want a browser as an operating system, it's this: Google has updated Chrome OS to pretty much turn it into a traditional desktop operating system. This does raise the question - does anybody actually use Chrome OS?
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RE[6]: Hmm...
by drcouzelis on Wed 11th Apr 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmm..."
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If I had time to much about with those things these days I might as well use on of the BSDs which have a better package and ports systems then Arch and Gentoo combined. Anyway I thought it was pretty clear that the OP wanted a more popular/easier to use distro. I've been using Fedora lately and it is pretty solid on everything I have ever thrown it on. Arch and Gentoo tbh aren't worth the hassle and it is arguable whether they are actually any better.

My personal opinion about Arch Linux is very different from your personal opinion.

If the DistroWatch list has any merit, then Arch Linux is very popular. I suppose Arch Linux was a "hassle" when I installed it two and a half years ago, but hasn't been since then.

As for Arch Linux not being "better" than other options, I wanted to use Linux (for the hardware and software support that I desire) and I wanted rolling release software updates with a good binary-based package manager. For those reasons, Arch Linux is not only a better operating system compared to others, it's the best operating system for me.

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RE[7]: Hmm...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 11th Apr 2012 15:12 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmm..."
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Best operating is subjective.

If you like pissing about with configuration files to get a working system, go for it.

I can't be bothered with that crap any more, if it doesn't work out of the box, I am not interested.

I know how to do it, I just rather do other things.

Edited 2012-04-11 15:14 UTC

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RE[8]: Hmm...
by leech on Wed 11th Apr 2012 18:09 in reply to "RE[7]: Hmm..."
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The thing I find funny, is that I don't believe in "the Best distro!" because I believe in the The Best Distro for the Job."

For example, where I want to play games, have software that is always the latest, and 'stable enough' I use Arch Linux.

Where I need rock solid stability with security updates, I generally choose Debian. Though I have a few servers utilizing CentOS and am liking it more and more.

I absolutely see no place for OpenSuSE except as a coaster for drinks (I give it a shot every release, and it usually only stays on my system for a week at most before something befuddles me why it's not working that I remove it and go back to something else.)

I have Sabayon on my touchscreen laptop right now, because it actually had a working fglrx driver for it at one point, just haven't put Arch back on since I think the latest version of fglrx should work correctly with Gnome 3.

But still the point remains, use what you know / are comfortable with, or needs to be stable, or makes it easy (easier) to install the applications you need.

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RE[7]: Hmm...
by aliquis on Wed 11th Apr 2012 20:00 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmm..."
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Arse Linux ... It's all in the name.

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