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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Suppose that you have been using GNU/Linux for a number of months now. You had previously been using Windows or Mac OS X, but heard about the freedom, openness, and performance inherent to open source operating systems. So you decided to install this “Linux” thing and worked through whatever bugs or trouble you may have encountered. That was it, you were sold!
If you are that GNU/Linux user who has become comfortable working with the command line, and desires to really get to know the ins and outs of your system then this article and Arch Linux are for you. Arch Linux is more than a GNU/Linux distribution; it is a philosophy. This philosophy is embodied in what is called the Arch Way: Simple, Elegant, Versatile, and Expedient (Arch Way V2). Take caution, don’t be fooled into thinking that simple and elegant means that anyone can pick up Arch Linux and use it right away. When an Arch Linux user says simple, they don’t mean simple for the end user, they mean simple for the developer.