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

From: Ammar James <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:37:26 -0400

1. Gentoo
2. FreeBSD

However, ccurrently using Arch on my netbook since it uses a flash HD
(SSD) and i dont want to perform too many writes to it.

Ideal fantasy: LFS + some simple package manager (pkgsrc? something new?)

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Thomas Gallen<> wrote:
> 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.
> Thomas
> 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.
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