Re: Why is Ubuntu so good at just... working?
The beauty of arch is that it gives you the exact system you want without really having to understand all of it right away. Arch spells out everything so clearly that even I can understand most of it. I went straight from Ubuntu to Arch and as long as you are able to use common sense and read for comprehension then you'll be fine. I just don't see the point in Gentoo since it's basically Arch but with compiling everything. Personally I'd rather give up the little speed advantage that Gentoo may have for the convenience of using binaries. What you save a few milliseconds here and there but on the other hand you leave your pc on overnight to compile everything and hope something doesn't go wrong in the process? No thank you. I'm all for learning linux and stuff but you have to draw a line in the sand somewhere. Personally my time with arch has taught me skills that will be useful no matter what distro I use in the future. Will I use it again as my primary distro again anytime soon? Probably not. As long as a distro comes with a pretty close to stock xfce setup and isn't noticeably sluggish I'm fine nowadays.
Originally Posted by iamkuriouspurpleoranj
Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.