[arch-general] What jobs/tasks is arch the best at?

Dragon ryu knight.ryu12 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 22:03:28 UTC 2016

yep. and when install, there will be minimum environment.
Arch is How you make it(tm)
2016/04/15 6:10 "Guus Snijders" <gsnijders at gmail.com>:

> Op 14 apr. 2016 22:21 schreef <theodore.preuninger at lycos.com>:
> >
> > For example non OS:
> >
> > A hammer is the best to get in a nail. Could use a screw driver, but
> > that is not the best tool for the job/task.
> >
> > Comparing ARCH to other distros in the SAME CATEGORY (not for example
> > against pfSense - one of many distros designed for connection sharing),
> > what jobs/task is it the best at?
> IMHO Arch is very good at:
> - Educating users who want to know how Linux really works
> - pleasing power users in letting them have control over the system
> - being nice to users who don't want to reinstall every few months, just
> because there's a new release
> - people who like to use (b)leading edge software
> Or in short: for those who like to stay in control of their systems.
> It's less suited for those that have little interest in the O.S. and/or
> reading documentation.
> I guess the old UNIX adage can be applied here:
> It is very user friendly. It's just picky who it's friends are.
> For me personally, Arch is very good for my home systems. Keeping
> everything up2date is just one command away and rarely breaks stuff. Even
> when something breaks, it's usually a simple fix.
> I myself wouldn't use it @work, mainly because of 3rd party (commercial)
> applications that have a hard time keeping up with the pace of OSS
> development.
> My info on other distros is a bit dated. I used debian before switching to
> Arch. In those days Gentoo and LFS were mostly named as options for power
> users, besides freebsd/netbsd.
> Arch looked a bit like Gentoo without the long waits for compiling, with a
> very enthusiastic community and a very nice package manager. ~10 years
> later I'm still using the same installation  (though only the pacman log
> proves it ;) ).
> Mvg,
>     Guus Snijders

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