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ubuntuman001
April 1st, 2010, 05:25 PM
Lead Arch Linux dev Aaron Griffin announced today in a random blog which he immediately deleted but which I happened to have stumbled upon before he deleted it, that all versions of Arch Linux would be discontinued starting today, citing the main reason being it was way to ridiculously difficult to install, maintain, and configure and that there were reportedly only about 5 users worldwide.

He has since switched to Linux Mint.

Ric_NYC
April 1st, 2010, 05:30 PM
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4977/madsnissentibetchobimel.jpg



...



Really?

¡No puede ser!

¿Estás loco?

NightwishFan
April 1st, 2010, 05:36 PM
Goodbye arch, sweet arch. The Linux that so heavily propped up but no one really liked it. I am not sure it even existed, it was created from pure image alone. Was it real? Perhaps so. It was indeed Arch, a thing; a real thing which had a life of its own. Like a splinter in my mind it rallied my words! ARCH... May you live on in peaceful slumber forever! May for your memory never faed. Oh Arch! Thou art the least nary a candle by my words. You shall find your governance in the kingdom of Linus, where great OS go to rest.

undecim
April 1st, 2010, 05:43 PM
Maybe now the packages on my Arch server will finally stop breaking.

alket
April 1st, 2010, 05:45 PM
Maybe April Fool.

swoll1980
April 1st, 2010, 05:46 PM
This news is to good to be true.

NCLI
April 1st, 2010, 05:48 PM
This news is to good to be true.

Indeed. Happy April Fools!

juancarlospaco
April 1st, 2010, 06:11 PM
no, its real

Dragonbite
April 1st, 2010, 06:16 PM
Maybe April Fool.

Darn.

RiceMonster
April 1st, 2010, 06:28 PM
Maybe now the packages on my Arch server will finally stop breaking.

I lol'd

Doctor Mike
April 1st, 2010, 06:39 PM
I lol'd?

Doctor Mike
April 1st, 2010, 06:41 PM
Maybe now the packages on my Arch server will finally stop breaking.In short, No.

azagaros
April 1st, 2010, 06:46 PM
Wouldn't it be on their website about closing down? I checked. ArchCON 2010? lol

moetunes
April 1st, 2010, 06:51 PM
You reckon the date played a part?
Should have seen the irc channel name I was taken to joining archlinux this morning.
Seems the folk in arch still have a sense of humour :)

The Real Dave
April 1st, 2010, 07:28 PM
Great, now we'll stop losing people to Arch :D :D




Oh noes...they might turn to SUSE o.O

forrestcupp
April 1st, 2010, 07:40 PM
Well, that's not true. But they are ending support for 32-bit. ;)

doorknob60
April 2nd, 2010, 03:20 AM
Uh oh, I guess this explains why Chakra dropped Arch in favor of Debian (http://chakra-project.org/news/index.php?/archives/49-Aprils-Fools-Chakra-is-switching-its-core-to-Debian.html) :)

Psumi
April 2nd, 2010, 04:21 AM
like linsux.org, I was hoping this was true.


Well, that's not true. But they are ending support for 32-bit. ;)

I'm stuck with 32-bit for a while (few months if not more.)

Dark Aspect
April 2nd, 2010, 04:25 AM
Well, that's not true. But they are ending support for 32-bit. ;)

Source?

Doesn't affect me actually - My netbook which is technically 32-bits with the last 16-bits being virtual runs x86_64 Arch.

YeOK
April 2nd, 2010, 07:37 AM
The ending of 32bit support was last years ArchLinux April fools joke.

~sHyLoCk~
April 2nd, 2010, 07:43 AM
Guys it is true.

Arch Devs are now realizing the importance of an user-friendly distribution. They decided to join ArchBang (http://www.archbang.org) Development instead.

NightwishFan
April 2nd, 2010, 07:46 AM
Ultimate secret technique, jagon reflection.

juancarlospaco
April 2nd, 2010, 07:49 AM
Its Real, Arch is dead.

_✝_ArchLinux R.I.P

Psumi
April 2nd, 2010, 08:30 AM
Guys it is true.

Arch Devs are now realizing the importance of an user-friendly distribution. They decided to join ArchBang (http://www.archbang.org) Development instead.

sauce?

Hetor
April 2nd, 2010, 09:08 AM
sauce?

There's no sauce because it's false.

Psumi
April 2nd, 2010, 09:48 AM
There's no sauce because it's false.

That's too bad. :|

wojox
April 2nd, 2010, 10:22 AM
Guys it is true.

Arch Devs are now realizing the importance of an user-friendly distribution. They decided to join ArchBang (http://www.archbang.org) Development instead.

Been busy I see.

williswalteris
April 2nd, 2010, 05:00 PM
it was way to ridiculously difficult to install, maintain, and configure and that there were reportedly only about 5 users worldwide.


lulz!!

MisfitI38
April 2nd, 2010, 08:52 PM
...it was ridiculously difficult to install, maintain, and configure for about 5 users worldwide...everyone else uses and enjoys it just fine..

Fixed it for you.