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Arch Tops Poll, Rawhide Review, a Mint Fail

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Today in Linux news Arch is currently topping a favorite distro poll beating out former giants Ubuntu and Mint. Jamie Watson got a new Acer machine for Christmas that doesn't like Linux and Dedoimedo isn't enamored with new Mint 17.3. Jesse Smith reviewed paldo Linux today at Distrowatch.com and Jack Germain tipped his hat to new Chapeau Linux.

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Arch Linux

I have been using Arch Linux since 2006 but I recompile all packages from source using Arch Linux PKGBUILDs. Pacman is very nice and easy to learn and is mostly why I never bothered switched to Gentoo.
I don't like their community though. It is mostly immature teens with anti-Ubuntu superiority complexes.
In all fairness, ArchLinux wiki is one of the best out there and there are some very knowledgeable users in the Arch Linux community but the "trolls" overshadow that aspect.
I liked Arch Linux better when it was a small niche distribution.

KDE developer, Eike Hein, called Arch Linux users 'lazy' a few months ago on irc.

ArchLinux wiki

I use it a lot (after searching the Web) to fix some non-Arch issues. Same goes for the Arch forums...

I know some very pleasant people who use Arch, not elitists/ricers (which Gentoo earned some reputation for).

Archlinux

It is nice to be able to customize packages sometimes, disable options you don't need, enables ones that the stock package missed, add patches, etc...
And if I understand correctly, it is one of the distributions (apart from redhat/fedora) where systemd works best.

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