"You love tinkering with your computer. You've tried Ubuntu and
Fedora, and they're good, but you feel something is not quite
right. Maybe you don't like all those daemons loading on boot, or
maybe you want to build your Linux desktop stack just how you want
it? Perhaps you're completely new to Linux and want to learn
exactly what makes a Linux workstation tick? It's time for you to
try Arch Linux. Arch Linux is often called the binary
Gentoo&emdash;an appropriate description. Arch gives you a full
but simple command-line base to build on, but unlike Gentoo, Arch
uses i686 or x86_64 optimized binary packages instead of source
"This will not be a step-by-step guide on getting an Arch Linux
desktop up and running. You can find that on Arch's fabulous wiki.
Instead I'll share with you what separates Arch from other Linux
distributions and what makes Arch one of the best distributions for
a personal workstation."