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Arch Linux for the DIY Linux user

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.2.142.170] on July 16, 2008 04:44 PM
I mainly use Ubuntu, and while I like the speed and ability to customize of Arch, it does not have the level of polish I'm used to. Synaptic is way more useful than any of the Pacman interfaces I've tried, for one thing, and of all the guides I've followed I could not get Arch's fonts in Firefox to look as nice as Ubuntu's did out of the box.

For a rolling release distribution there aren't really enough developers to stay on top of things. I've encountered some out of date packages (in the AUR as well) and ones that did not even work for the longest time, such as the GNOME system tools.

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