Re: [dev] [off topic] Suckless (*NIX|*BSD) Distribution?

From: Thomas Gallen <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 13:57:55 -0400

I've been encouraged to take a look at Arch lately by a friend that
likes it a lot. I moved to Gentoo from Slackware 8 a while ago and
that's highlighted even more by the fact that they're at Slackware 12.2
now and pushing 13 (wow, it's been a while).

I'll probably try them both out again now that I've seen them thrown
around so much on the mailing list today but as Arch has been receiving
the bulk of the praise without contest, I think I'll install that today.


On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:33:23AM -0700, Thayer Williams wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Robert Corsaro<> wrote:
> > I preidct another round of annoying UNSUBSCRIBE emails.  Sorry for top posting,  I'm on a blackberry.
> Meh I think the OP posed a question that many of us have been
> pondering--this is the good kind of off-topic long as it
> doesn't turn into a gentoo vs. everything else discussion.
> FWIW I use/love Arch, but I'm biased. I distro hopped for a couple
> years before that, but haven't felt the itch since. It's hard to go
> anywhere else once you've experienced the rolling release model,
> i686/64 optimized packages, and slackware-like attitude to vanilla
> packaging. The BSD-style init scripts and ports-like build system is
> just gravy on the top.
Received on Sat Jun 20 2009 - 17:57:55 UTC

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