ArchLinux, The Distro I wish I had found sooner.
Review of ArchLinux. Not a distro for a newbie.
"So you see, there is no fancy GUI to help you through the configuration of your system, you actually have to get your hands dirty and mess with the configuration files. Most of these are found in /etc/ and are easy to understand and figure out. If your not afraid of using "nano" or "vi(m)" you should have little problem setting up ArchLinux. The basic setup is well documented on the wiki, and I recommend you print out some of the pages if your not totally confident in your installation and configuration abilities. At least print out the install guide I list below, it will make things a bit more bearable if you get stuck. Once you have your basic installation done, you can "pacman -S irssi" and have an irc client at the ready to use if you do get stuck. The irc.freenode.net #archlinux channel is full of helpful people, as is #usalug on the same server. " USALUG: - ArchLinux, The Distro I wish I had found sooner.
(Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 12, 2007 )
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