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Old 16th September 2011
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Default Arch Linux – "It is what you make it"

From http://h-online.com/-1343717

Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability.


Arch Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution optimised for i686 and x86-64 architectures. Arch features a BSD-style init system and its own pacman package manager, and uses a rolling-release development model rather than issuing fixed releases.


Like Gentoo, Arch is an operating system for more adventurous users who aren't afraid to get under the hood and get familiar with the internal workings of their system, and want to understand how things work. Both Arch and Gentoo have been influenced by the BSDs, and both have their own package and build management systems which owe something to FreeBSD's ports system.
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