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Finally installed Arch on my PC. So let's see if the forum engine recognizes it. I've been using Ubuntu for some time and it just doesn't work correctly. It always has bus. Always! Now I want something that is stable, has lots of proprietary software, doesn't need reinstalling after some time. I think Arch is appropriate. But after Ubuntu it is SOOOOOO difficult!
Distros like Slackware and Arch try NOT to modify packages if at all possible (Isn't that the way it should be???), while distros like openSUSE and Debian seem to just mangle and brand everything for fun ().
Debian is very much like Arch in this regard. They use everything as default as they can. The only time they change branding is for things like Firefox and Thunderbird where the logo & name are not FULLY open source, since all packages in MAIN must be FULLY FOSS, and have no non-foss components. Therefore they change the name and the icon for that reason so that you can get firefox & thunderbird with the default distro since the actual programs themselves are fully FOSS, only the branding is not.
While some don't agree with it, the Debian philosophy is one of pure openness, and anything that has copyright restrictions will not be used in main.
Last edited by Timothy Miller; 08-26-2010 at 01:31 PM.