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== Suggestions ==
 
== Suggestions ==
  
=== Gentoo build comparision ===
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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)
  
Discussion of comparing Gentoo's build system.
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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.''
  
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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)
  
''The build system for Gentoo '''is more global''' and offers '''its famous USE flags to configure system-wide packages''', while Arch's ABS is designed to be a more simple system extension.''
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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)
  
My edit:
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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)
''The build system for Gentoo is '''effective globally''' that offers '''compile options that effect a range of''' packages, while Arch's ABS is designed to be a more simple system extension.''
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Pointone, when you discuss grammatically correct, I figure you refer to this statement: 'The build system for Gentoo is effective globally'. Is this correct? Grammatically this sentence is fine so from here, I'm going to assume you mean 'comparatively' correct. Technically the statement itself isn't false, however if you are referring to 'comparatively', referring to it's component does have to be considered. '''more global''' comes across to me as a bit awkward to me, but it's context seems correct.  Hmm.
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I believe that ''its famous USE flags to configure system-wide'' needs amendment.  The adjective '''famous'''  doesn't seem required, and it's context of ''well-known'' (even in the Linux sphere) is probably debatable.
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My proposal:
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''The build system for Gentoo is more global by offeing compile options that effect system-wide packages..., while Arch's ABS is designed to be a more simple system extension.''
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Gentoo offers other options in it's {{Filename|/etc/make.conf}} like specifying video cards, and other devices. There are other options too, but they are minor.
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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)