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Where did the myth that arch is difficult come from?

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I agree with ngoonee. Relatively speaking, Arch is more difficult. Great documentation notwithstanding, it takes more effort and attention to install and maintain than most other distros. In the same way, Gentoo and LFS are that much more difficult again than Arch. It isn't difficult if you read the available information.But threads like this seem mostly like an excuse for smug self-congratulations. Superficially, the OP is insinuating some new users are somehow lacking but it seems to me the subtext is that he (and others who've understood the Arch way) are actually a superior compu (HowTos)