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#1 2005-07-26 19:14:53

Dusty
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Arch vs other distributions

We keep having threads coming up where people are asking how Arch compares to Distro X. I think this is the kind of question that can have a canned response.  I've created a wiki page comparing distros. I populated it with some very very generic content. I dashed this off in a few minutes, as I'm pretty busy. I'd appreciate it if some people with experience with other distros (I haven't used anything but Arch in a year and a half so I don't know much about the advancements of anything else...) and having a little time could flesh it out a lot.

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arc … er_Distros

thanks,

Dusty

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#2 2005-07-26 19:22:04

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

That's a fine idea, squire. It strikes me however that this could get overwhelmed. For example, Arch vs Fedora is rather like Arch vs Suse and will be almost the same as Arch vs Mandrake, etc. I think that subsequent contributors should gather similar classes of distros together when comparing to Arch.

Just my 2p.

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#3 2005-07-26 19:33:22

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

It's a wiki, feel free to edit it. :-D

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#4 2005-07-26 19:56:41

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

I think Arch vs Archie should be added! big_smile

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#5 2005-07-26 19:57:15

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

Dusty wrote:

It's a wiki, feel free to edit it. :-D

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#6 2005-07-26 20:02:50

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

Oh yeah, I completely forgot to write my disclaimer... Distros prior to Arch were Suse and Gentoo which have already been summed up concisely. I haven't ever used Archie either. So, I could start editing the wiki if you really want me to, although I'd have to start making stuff up!

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#7 2005-07-26 20:03:51

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

I've never used Suse, Gentoo or Slack and I wrote what's in there.

Those summaries are supposed to be placeholders. I'd like to see a lot more detail on all the distros.

Dusty

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#8 2005-07-26 20:06:30

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

Alright, alright! I'll add something!

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#9 2005-07-26 20:18:47

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

geez, the amount of bullying I have to do to get things done around here!!! roll

:-D

Dusty

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#10 2005-07-26 22:48:52

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Re: Arch vs other distributions

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! ...Amongst our weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Arch, and nice red uniforms - Oh damn!


"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept." -- Postel's Law
"tacos" -- Cactus' Law
"t̥͍͎̪̪͗a̴̻̩͈͚ͨc̠o̩̙͈ͫͅs͙͎̙͊ ͔͇̫̜t͎̳̀a̜̞̗ͩc̗͍͚o̲̯̿s̖̣̤̙͌ ̖̜̈ț̰̫͓ạ̪͖̳c̲͎͕̰̯̃̈o͉ͅs̪ͪ ̜̻̖̜͕" -- -̖͚̫̙̓-̺̠͇ͤ̃ ̜̪̜ͯZ͔̗̭̞ͪA̝͈̙͖̩L͉̠̺͓G̙̞̦͖O̳̗͍

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