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Arch Linux: The Simple, Flexible (and Fast!) Distro

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Many people don’t look outside of the top few distros that everyone knows, but there are so many great Linux distributions out there it’s always worth keeping your options open.

While distributions usually stay true to their core philosophies (barring major internal restructure) they can drift and sway over time. A particular release just might not work right, or perhaps it simply no longer suits the user’s changing needs. There are many reasons for switching distros, especially as users become more familiar with Linux in general.

Unlike many other distros, Arch is aimed at what it calls “competent” users, that is to say those who are not afraid of the command line or making choices about their system.

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