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Linuxlookup.com: Arch Linux version 0.6 (Widget) Review

Mar 25, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rich Hughes)

"I am a recovering distribution junkie. I would obsessively spend my time at Distrowatch, looking for something new. There were plenty of exciting releases. After a while, the excitement would wear off, and the sexy distribution I installed would have some annoyance, so I would dump it and look for something new.

"Then I met Slackware 9.1.The package manager Swaret made upgrading easier. Linuxpackages.net gave me all the apps I needed. The trinity of 'configure, make, make-install' combined with Slackware's simple layout made programs not available as a package fairly easy to install. The 2.6 kernels worked well with it. It was nice to stick with a system, keep it up to date and learn. I began to enjoy distribution monogamy, but old habits die hard..."

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