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OSNews: Arch Linux: A Better Distribution

Oct 17, 2003, 03:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Mazer)

"A few months ago I was a Slackware Junkie. I loved it, and laughed at those who used 'more automatic' distributions (ok, I didn't actually laugh). Then Arch Linux 0.5 came out and I was very intrigued by it. I was getting tired of having to compile updated packages myself.

"Now you may wonder why I didn't go with Debian. I have Debian on one of my other machines and I simply didn't like it. APT simply wasn't as good as I would have hoped, and I found the community discouraging. Why not Gentoo? I dont want to compile everything, that was my problem.

"So no more distro bashing, I chose to try Arch. I began the download of the 650MB ISO image (there is also a 100MB Base ISO). On to a big point: I read all the documentation on the Arch site first. This was probably one of the things that made my experience so good, so I suggest you do the same..."

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DistroWatch: Interview with Judd Vinet of Arch Linux(Aug 05, 2003)