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Feb 22, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I started using Linux when SUSE Linux 6.1 came out. I've fiddled with Corel Linux, Mandrake, Turbolinux, and Slackware 9.0, but since I came across Arch Linux 0.7, a.k.a. 'Wombat,' I've become an avid convert.

"I use my computer for school work and gaming. I run the pretty standard KDE 3.3.2 desktop with KOffice 1.3.5, 1.1.3, and Firefox 1.0 for Web browsing, and I sometimes play some Enemy Territory or Quake 3. I am a little obsessed with updating my software, but don't necessarily have time to deal with CVS builds or doing beta builds from source. So I wanted a distro that keeps up-to-date, does not patch the packages, stays simple, and is fast. Arch does all of those things..."

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