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Arch Linux for Power Users

Arch Linux for Power Users

Posted Feb 3, 2005 12:59 UTC (Thu) by zezaz (guest, #5465)
Parent article: Arch Linux for Power Users

Very fine review. Being an Arch Linux user since one year, i find that is summarizes quite well Arch features.

One important point is that there are not many tools specific to the distribution that you need to know to use it. When you need to configure a package, you have to use the configuration tools provided by the package if they exist.

That said, you realize that once the system is up, only a few package really need some configuration. For example, installing gnome or kde is straightforward. In practice, i have a fully working workstation in half a day with Arch.

I think that the Arch developpers can be quite proud: while Arch is only maintained by (few) volunteers, they managed to bring us a very high quality distribution.


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Arch Linux for Power Users

Posted Feb 3, 2005 13:03 UTC (Thu) by zezaz (guest, #5465) [Link]

"When you need to configure a package, you have to use the configuration tools provided by the package if they exist."

That was not clear: i meant provided by the *upstream* package. Once installed, Arch only provides a default configuration for packages, no Arch-specific wizards.


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