Friday, June 11, 2010

Migration To Arch

Finally decided to switch to Arch Linux from Fedora. I really like the concept of rolling release vs point release systems and the idea of building the system from ground up. Also I wanted to try out Awesome WM but sadly Fedora didn't cut it due to lack of XCB support in Cairo which was available in the current Fedora Repos.

A short description from Wikipedia:

Arch Linux (or Arch) is a Linux distribution intended to be lightweight and simple. The design approach of the development team focuses on simplicity, elegance, code correctness and minimalism."Simplicity", according to Arch, is defined as "...without unnecessary additions, modifications, or complications.." and is defined from a developer standpoint, rather than a user standpoint.

Also with Arch I have made the push to 64 bit. Check it out:

And their Wiki is outstanding!