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Why I Use Arch Linux

Jan 20, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"I came across a lengthy interview with the Arch Linux team, and having been using the distribution for the last several months, I thought I would write about my experiences and what makes it great for me.

"As those of you who have been reading this blog for a while already know, Kubuntu was previously my distribution of choice. To me, it was the perfect KDE distro and gave me the best that KDE had to offer with each release.

"Unfortunately, an itch grew within me that Kubuntu couldn't scratch. I was tired of waiting for the next Kubuntu release in order to enjoy the latest versions of my favorite software packages. (Firefox, Thunderbird, KDE, etc). Of course, with Linux there is always a way to get the latest software despite the distribution itself holding it for the next release (compiling it yourself, using a third party repository, etc) but having to wait for the next release of the distribution to have my favorite programs started making less and less sense to me. Even Windows users can freely download the latest Firefox build and easily install it anytime, so why can't I?"

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