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[News] Arch GNU/Linux Surprises for the Better

  • Subject: [News] Arch GNU/Linux Surprises for the Better
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:45:41 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Arch Linux makes Linux fun to use again.

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| Itâs been a month since I have installed Arch 
| Linux on my workstation and I thought I would 
| talk about this Linux distribution a bit. Arch 
| Linux is pretty much all the rage these days in 
| the world of Linux distributions. If we are to 
| believe the famous Distrowatch stats that were 
| recently published and compared with the data of 
| 2008, Arch Linux is the fastest growing Linux 
| distribution these days. It gained quite many 
| users, probably at the expense of distributions 
| like Gentoo, yet it is not usually considered to 
| be an âuser-friendlyâ distribution. I will 
| briefly outline what have been, and what is, my 
| experience with Arch, and I believe I am going 
| to stick with this particular flavor for a very 
| long time.



Getting Started with Arch Linux

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| Itâs hard to come up with an opinion about
| Arch, since Arch is what you make of it. I
| like that it gives so much control to the
| user when it comes to system
| configuration, but at times it feels like
| a little too much control. There are a few
| things that make you think âcome on, does
| this HAVE to be manual?â but the
| developers are clearly just trying to
| follow the Arch philosophy of giving the
| user all the control. In particular, it
| would be nice to have tools like hwd and
| aurbuild as part of the system, or at
| least available for installation through
| pacman. That may happen at some point as
| packages in AUR have a chance to be worked
| into the community repo eventually.
| Overall I think I like Arch and pacman,
| and I can see how it would make a great
| choice for systems that should be kept
| fast and clean.


Arch Linux 2009.8 Installation Visualization â VirtualBox

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| Hereâs another visual walkthrough of an
| installation. This time of Arch Linux Core
| (Core has all the base packages on CD and you
| have the option for a network, or cd
| install), which is typically for the more
| advanced Linux users.
| Iâm not going to commentate per screenshot
| because well, itâd take me FOREVER. Iâll do a
| few though, and hope I donât get carried
| away.

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