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Old 03-13-2004, 05:45 PM   #1
zeppelin
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why one should choose Arch Linux and not X distro


Arch is one of the most modern distros out there.

Arch is the dream that some i686 Debian users have. (if only latest GNOME/KDE was working with apt-get, if only I wouldn't have to wait for 3 years to get sth to stable, if only..)
So Arch is good for debian users that want to live in today. [i like debian don't worry] but I like my desktop-use with X server too.


Arch is for you if you 're starting to hate GCC after leaving gentoo half the day compiling on KDE/GNOME or other HUGE package..

I was a slacker. Arch does what it says and does it with a binary-based package system that has dependencies. So imagine Slackware [modern software, STABLE, fast, not taking too long] with dependencies and you have ARCH LINUX!

after going to Arch I never looked back [especially to Gentoo/Debian]

those two distros mention above, are very good. But as a Desktop GNU/Linux user I wouldn't recommend them except you're a gcc-crazy guy (gentoo) or a searching-for-debs-that-one-day-will-work guy (debian)

SLACKWARE is always in my heart
ARCH LINUX is always in my HD

that's me

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:52 PM   #2
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I actually tried Arch before Gentoo... personally I prefer Gentoo.... Since I have a day job, and need sleep, those are the times my system compiles something big. I've noticed a significant performance boost with Gentoo, especially using nptl, udev, prelinking, some pretty aggressive CFLAGS, and running ~x86 (in the gentoo world, that's running packages that are the latest release, but not always deemed 'stable' by the gentoo devs)....

personally I don't mind waiting for things to compile, since I usually do that in an xterm and keep myself busy with something else while I wait

and I love the stability, and Gentoo has helped me learn more about linux in general, especially hanging out in #gentoo on irc.freenode.net (that may not be gentoo-specific however, just my 2 cents)

but that's just me
 
Old 03-14-2004, 04:45 AM   #3
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you're right hollywoodb gentoo is excellent for the use of the pc you're describing. [go sleep and compile] :P
all gentoosers I know do that!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:39 PM   #4
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Re: why one should choose Arch Linux and not X distro

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Originally posted by zeppelin

SLACKWARE is always in my heart
ARCH LINUX is always in my HD

that's me
That's me too I'm really getting to love this distro
 
  


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