OSNews: Arch Linux: A Better Distribution
Oct 17, 2003, 03:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Mazer)
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"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
"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..."
Interview with Judd Vinet of Arch Linux(Aug 05, 2003)