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

L. Rose lists at lrose.de
Thu Apr 14 22:06:53 UTC 2016

I've been using Linux since several years, but only prepared distros
like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc. By installing Arch Linux, I learned A LOT
of how linux work, although I already knew a lot :D Furthermore, I feel
like knowing each service running by name, since I have manually enabled
it, so I am much faster in trubleshooting without needing to Google with
service delivers e.g. network connections.

Am 15.04.2016 um 00:03 schrieb Dragon ryu:
> yep. and when install, there will be minimum environment.
> Arch is How you make it(tm)
> Enjoy.
> 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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