In The Shop Today: Arch Linux

Arch Linux – “It is what you make it”

For a brief overview of Arch Linux, an elegantly simple and thoroughly technically complex distribution, read this article.

Many Linux distributions have taken the path of easy GUI-based installation, in order to appeal to a broader mix of users. But not Arch Linux, which emphasises simplicity of technical complexity over general usability. Richard Hillesley explains.

Among the myriad of differences between Arch and say, Ubuntu or Fedora is the system of rolling releases it uses instead of version numbers.  Is the point to have a productive worksation, or the latest release?

As I am installing in on a kitchen machine though, I can’t help but ponder using ArchBang for a quick start.  I doubt I will though, I always like the confidence that comes with installing Arch.

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