An Interview with Tom Lord of Arch (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Sep 25, 2004 1:00 UTC (Sat) by newren
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As someone who's been using Arch for a few months, I'd have to say that I agree with your perspective. I think it's sort of like Linux from years ago--few people would use it because installation was a nightmare (i.e. there's a big "getting started curve"), but of those that do few want to use anything else. However, in my usage, I think I've found that the design of arch doesn't make it intrinsically hard to learn how to use, it just happens to be that way right now. I think that just as easy installers eventually came along for Linux, there are things that could be done to remove the massive learning barrier for people switching to using arch. But there is definitely work to be done, and I got the feeling that providing capabilities for larger scale installations are currently taking priority over trying to reduce the learning curve for beginners, so it'll be interesting to see how things pan out.
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