NewsForge: My Workstation OS: Arch Linux
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, OpenOffice.org
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..."