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Q: What version of Gnome does Arch use?
A: Generally speaking, the latest stable version within a few days of its release. What you should do is go to http://www.archlinux.org/ and type the name of the package of interest into the Package Search box at the top right of the screen.
Good luck with Arch (or whatever distro you choose)!
You can install Arch in 15 minutes on a good day, but installing Arch and installing a full desktop system are two different things. The base install will give you just that, a base to build on. You can spend 2 -3 more hours building to a functional day to day desktop system, but there are pre-requisites for Arch.
Unlike mainstream distros, you don't get much handholding. You'll have to configure a lot of stuff yourself that would be pre-configured on distros like Ubuntu, Mint etc. Depending on your experience, this can take minutes or days.
Having said that, the Arch wiki is excellent, and apart from a couple of recent glitches, once installed it's rather easy to maintain and an excellent resource to learn from.
I apologize for this statement, not trying to butt heads
The above link is outdated so it doesn't apply to todays installer.
They removed arch setup in the 2012 release. Although it may work for 2011 release.
I recently installed the 2012 release in VB & it worked, don't know how I got it to work, nutupon trying to do it again hasn't worked.
Maybe it's just more difficult in VB.