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#1 2004-11-09 13:52:25

vicious
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I'm new to board...

This is my second post here. Actually, I use Crux right now. Can anybody tell me why I should change distro to Archlinux? I heard it's an improved version of Crux. What is actually changed?

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#2 2004-11-09 14:08:34

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Re: I'm new to board...

vicious wrote:

This is my second post here. Actually, I use Crux right now. Can anybody tell me why I should change distro to Archlinux? I heard it's an improved version of Crux. What is actually changed?

- pacman
- pacman
- did i mention pacman? no? ok: pacman!
- arch is like crossing pieces of bsd+debian+slack into crux and watch the monster develop [don't quote that!]
- community (a lot of crazy, funny but friendly people)


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#3 2004-11-09 16:18:37

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Re: I'm new to board...

Well for one thing the base packages are upgraded more frequently. Crux is very slow for upgrading base. I know you can use stuff from the CLC but base packages in arch are all from an official repository and are only maintained by one or two developers, not by CLC users.

The package diversity is manage better and is much larger and it is much easier to install and track.

Basically arch is alot less cumbersome to use. With crux you are very much on your own for system and package maintenance and with arch pacman will keep track of what you need to upgrade. ...... including dependencies.

Arch allows more advance user to do all the tweaking they want manually because it is not loaded with n00bie gui tools. ABS also allows one to build and maintain their own repositories if you so choose and pacman can be tweeaked to allow for any official package to not be upgraded if you are maintaining that package in your repo.

hth


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#4 2004-11-09 22:41:43

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Re: I'm new to board...

dp wrote:

- arch is like crossing pieces of bsd+debian+slack into crux and watch the monster develop [don't quote that!]


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#5 2004-11-10 13:17:59

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Re: I'm new to board...

oscar wrote:
dp wrote:

- arch is like crossing pieces of bsd+debian+slack into crux and watch the monster develop [don't quote that!]

P.S.: at least I don't quote dp wink

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#6 2004-11-10 13:48:45

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Re: I'm new to board...

IceRAM wrote:
oscar wrote:
dp wrote:

- arch is like crossing pieces of bsd+debian+slack into crux and watch the monster develop [don't quote that!]

P.S.: at least I don't quote dp wink

neither do I.
this time big_smile


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#7 2004-11-10 15:36:58

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Re: I'm new to board...

Thank you all for your replies.
Arch seems to be such a lovely distro!

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#8 2004-11-10 16:12:29

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Re: I'm new to board...

dp wrote:

- community (a lot of crazy, funny but friendly people)

bah, everyone here sucks... JK

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#9 2004-11-10 16:25:07

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Re: I'm new to board...

phrakture wrote:
dp wrote:

- community (a lot of crazy, funny but friendly people)

bah, everyone here sucks... JK

Ya but you like it tongue

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#10 2004-11-10 16:46:39

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Re: I'm new to board...

This distro feels alot "fresher" than everything else I've tryed.

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#11 2004-11-10 17:34:14

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Re: I'm new to board...

Zerosleep wrote:

This distro feels alot "fresher" than everything else I've tryed.

that's because of our lacking sense of humor smile


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#12 2004-11-10 18:52:22

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Re: I'm new to board...

oscar wrote:

that's because of our lacking sense of humor smile

DISCLAIMER: Not for the feint of heart

Q What is red, white, and silver and runs into walls?
A A child with forks in his eyes

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#13 2004-11-10 19:36:18

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Re: I'm new to board...

phrakture wrote:
oscar wrote:

that's because of our lacking sense of humor smile

DISCLAIMER: Not for the feint of heart

Q What is red, white, and silver and runs into walls?
A A child with forks in his eyes

:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

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#14 2004-11-10 20:27:15

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Re: I'm new to board...

phrakture wrote:
oscar wrote:

that's because of our lacking sense of humor smile

DISCLAIMER: Not for the feint of heart

Q What is red, white, and silver and runs into walls?
A A child with forks in his eyes


HAAHHAHAHAAHAHAH


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#15 2004-11-10 20:41:32

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Re: I'm new to board...

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#16 2004-11-10 20:43:28

phrakture
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famavolat wrote:

sweet! I changed it to "child" to make it a little bit better... good call

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