[–] kevashcraft 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

The AUR is really cool, containing almost any program I want, already packaged and ready to installed on my system.

On Arch, I like how everything is cutting edge, allowing practice on the newest methods of Linux admin (like systemd before it was implemented) especially with the wiki there to explain everything as long as it's read. So many times I'll think the wiki is missing something until I go back and actually read an article again to realize that it already had what I was looking for if I had only stopped skimming.

tl;dr: Arch helped me learn and doesn't include prepackaged crap.


[–] leek_fillet 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The wiki: It does what pretty much every distro has failed to do so far (at least that I know of), which is provide proper documentation for commonly used software.

That, the AUR and the bare-bones structure, are also really great. Personally I think it makes you more invested in your operating system, which might be a turnoff for some, but for me it's great.

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

For me it tends to do its job and then get out of the way. I couldn't wish for anything better.


[–] 0x2142 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is really my first big dive into linux. I had OpenSUSE installed for a while, but went back to Windows when a drive failed. It wasn't installed very long.
As I'm so new, I don't really see the 'bleeding edge' software. However, some things I do love are how bare Arch is. I know nearly every single thing installed on my system, so I won't get anything I don't want. It's very quick as well, because of it's small size.

The documentations and support is amazing as well. The huge community on the forums, IRC, wiki, etc. There is support for Arch that applies to other distros, and vice versa. I've learned quite a bit by poking though the wiki and forums; needing to search extensively every time I run into a problem has taught me a lot, as well.


[–] raecarruth 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The guide is helpful.

It's as minimal as you want it to be.

It's a rolling release so it's as up to date as I desire and I don't risk breaking my system whenever there's a new release, ala Ubuntu or Fedora.


[–] Isulf 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The base simplicity of it. I just find it easier to set everything up the way I like it.


[–] Samis 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The Arch Wiki is excellent. Building your own packages isn't a PITA unlike some distros cough most distros with dpkg / rpm


[–] Colosson 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm fairly new to arch (coming from debian on one of my desktops and ubuntu on my laptop), but I'm liking it so far. What initially got my interest and convinced me to install it was all the learning potential and all the bleeding edge software. The thing I've come to like most is just how.... personal?... it feels. I know I could probably achieve a similar result by just doing a minimal install of another distro, but.... I don't know. There's something about arch that just feels different.


[–] farwind 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I found arch through it's wiki, while working on other distros. It's just that useful.

Other than that, the philosophy. I like choosing which project I'll use to solve a problem, rather than finding which program came pre-installed.

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