There were days when literally everyone was going for an Arch Linux installation. However I see that people aren't that excited about it anymore. Do you agree?
PS: What other rolling-release can I use instead?
There are plenty of things that make Arch Linux highly appealing to users: it’s always up-to-date, it’s a rolling release, and there’s tons of software available for it in its repositories. But what isn’t so appealing is the learning curve and pure difficulty of setting up an Arch system. If you want the best aspects of Arch, without the bad parts, you need Manjaro Linux.
Arch Linux, the popular rolling release Linux distribution, seemingly has a reputation as bleeding edge, elitist and sometimes unstable. Bleeding edge? Most seem to agree it is. Elitist? I'll leave that to you to decide. Unstable? Perhaps, perhaps not, which is what I will now try to give my take on it as a full time Arch Linux user.
A recent -really- broken update from Arch and the fact that I already use it for 3 years led me to change distro. I did some research as I want to keep the rolling release manner and I have come up with 3 alternatives:
Chakra Linux - based on Arch, but there are many differences.
Sabayon - I have never tried a Gentoo flavor before.
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum.I've been using Ubuntu ever since I started using Linux - a couple of years ago. Unfortunately Ubuntu has become less customizable and is simply not what it once was. I've recently found that I need to reinstall due to some problems with my installation. I thought I may as well switch distros.
Even if people hate systemd, they have to agree that the standardizes /etc/os-release is a pretty good idea. The old /etc/arch-release is only present for backward-compatibility with broken third-party tools. I expect that to go away at some point.
I would like to introduce you to a little distro I can across, and am currently running on my machine called KahelOS. KahelOS is based on Arch Linux, but featuring a pre-configured Gnome Shell experience. Which I would really cool, because most "Arch based/Forks" use KDE (Chakra) or a lighter DWM (ArchBang).
Dieter Plaetinck has announced the release of Arch Linux 2011.08.19, the first new release of the Arch Linux installation media in 15 months: "Time for a much needed update to the Arch installation media, as the last release (2010.05) is not only quite outdated, but now yields broken installations if you do a netinstall. What has changed in this period of more than a year?
Silentemente e con meno clamore delle altre distribuzioni Linux, anche il team di Arch Linux è felice di annunciare il rilascio del nuovo file ISO per l’installazione della famosa distribuzioni rolling release.
I am considering switching over to Arch Linux as my primary distribution. The reasoning behind this is (Not that I don't like Fedora. I do.) I want a nice stable do-it-yourself rolling release distro. And I know Fedora is very stable. But I think I'm ready for a nice rolling-release distribution. I was considering Gentoo but now I think it's out of the question. I will still use Fedora.