Even since I got a full time job back in September 2007, my time for TU
duties has been limited. A few months ago I switched to a different DSL
provider (since the previous one couldn't get their act together), and
they gave me a PPPoE modem instead of a router, which I couldn't get to
dial in on Arch Linux, which basically forced me to switch to something
else, Ubuntu in this case (pppoeconf had it done in seconds).
From then on it just went downhill. I kept updating and sometimes
rebuilding packages on an Arch Linux installed on VirtualBox at work.
However on each Ubuntu kernel upgrade it broke down and recently it
seems to have done its last breath since it no longer boots after Arch
Linux ran out of harddrive space while upgrading the kernel.
I decided this is where it ends. I've really enjoyed Arch Linux while it
last, and I think it really rocks for those who want to be always up to
date and also easily package their own stuff, allowing for a convenient
and complete management of all system files. However, frequent breaks
and security problems (no doubt mostly my own fault) had already made me
prefer other distributions on my laptop and server.
I'll post my list of packages in a separate email.
Thanks for several enjoyable years!