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== Suggestions ==
 
== Suggestions ==
  
=== Introduction Proposal ===
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== x86_64 or amd64 ==
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"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures."
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x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?
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:Yes, though Arch typically uses 'x86_64' and Gentoo typically uses 'amd64' to describe the architecture.  I'm not sure if it's more right to leave the article the way it is or to change it to use the Arch/Intel naming convention.[[User:TheCycoONE|TheCycoONE]] 14:31, 4 June 2010 (EDT)
  
The introduction:
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== Frugalware fundamentally different? ==
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''Arch is a fundamentally different system, being installed as a minimal base environment and expanded with pacman according to the user's choices and needs. Frugalware is installed from a DVD, with default software choices and desktop environment chosen for the user already.''
  
''This page summarizes some of the similarities and differences between Arch and other GNU/Linux distributions/UNIX-like operating systems. Please note that the best way to compare Arch to other distributions is to install one and try it yourself. Arch has a wonderful user community that is always willing to help new users. The summaries below are meant only to give you enough information to decide if Arch is really for you.''
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I am pretty sure that some time ago I installed Frugalware from a CD (250 MB or so) and got a minimal base environment that I expanded with Pacman according to my choices and needs. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 16:23, 1 November 2011 (EDT)
  
As something of an important topic to me, I would like to suggest an alternative.  As it is currently, I believe the introduction implies partiality when stating that 'Arch has a wonderful user community...'.  Please note, that I don't disagree with this statement, but I do think that a person that is not part of the community will be led to believe that this article may be based on that statement. I would suggest:
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== Style consistency ==
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Some distro use bullet points while others do not. Make all of the bullet will make this page more consistency. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 00:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  
''This page attempts to draw a comparison of similarities and differences between Arch Linux and other GNU/Linux distributions or UNIX-like operating systems.  A good way to compare Arch Linux with other distributions is to install them and to try them for yourself. The summaries below are brief descriptions that may help a person decide if Arch Linux is something they would like to try.''
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== Mandriva -> Mageia? ==
 
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Should we compare Arch to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mandriva Mandriva] or to [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mageia Mageia]? The latter is more popular and is has been inclued in [http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=major Top Ten Distributions] Distrowatch list in place of Mandriva. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 00:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
--[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 21:25, 3 December 2009 (EST)
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== Comments ==
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Revision as of 21:34, 27 October 2012

Suggestions

x86_64 or amd64

"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures." x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?

Yes, though Arch typically uses 'x86_64' and Gentoo typically uses 'amd64' to describe the architecture. I'm not sure if it's more right to leave the article the way it is or to change it to use the Arch/Intel naming convention.TheCycoONE 14:31, 4 June 2010 (EDT)

Frugalware fundamentally different?

Arch is a fundamentally different system, being installed as a minimal base environment and expanded with pacman according to the user's choices and needs. Frugalware is installed from a DVD, with default software choices and desktop environment chosen for the user already.

I am pretty sure that some time ago I installed Frugalware from a CD (250 MB or so) and got a minimal base environment that I expanded with Pacman according to my choices and needs. --Markus00000 16:23, 1 November 2011 (EDT)

Style consistency

Some distro use bullet points while others do not. Make all of the bullet will make this page more consistency. -- Fengchao (talk) 00:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Mandriva -> Mageia?

Should we compare Arch to Mandriva or to Mageia? The latter is more popular and is has been inclued in Top Ten Distributions Distrowatch list in place of Mandriva. -- Karol (talk) 00:38, 19 October 2012 (UTC)