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?"