Arch Linux - A sleek, fast Linux distribution

Filed under
Linux

I had always wanted to try Arch Linux. Mainly because, most people who used it became its ardent followers and, I wished to know what was the magic that pulled a Linux user to go the Arch Linux way.

Arch Linux follows the philosophy of KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid. So you won't find a cool, eye catching GUI installer for installing Arch nor a colorful splash screen which hide the complex boot process while booting up. But what you get for this trade off is a blazing fast Linux distribution which boots much faster than many of its competitors.

Arch Linux is specifically tweaked for, and targeted at the i686/x86-64 architecture which is your ubiquitous Pentium/Celeron processor machines.

Installing Arch Linux itself is an oddity.

More Here




Arch does have a GUI configuration tool - ArchAssistant

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=15655, but most Arch users still prefer to changing the configuration files directly. Wink

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.