Talk:Arch compared to other distributions

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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)

The *BSDs

...along with a similar init framework...

I'm no expert on *BSDs, but weren't initscripts similar to *BSDs' init system? Now we have systemd...

Fixed. Close. -- Fengchao (talk) 01:30, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


[Moved from the main article. -- Kynikos (talk) 02:14, 8 June 2013 (UTC)]

Has not Linus deprecated i386 from the kernel now? --Gm5729

One i386 is removed. For debian, i386 has different meaning.
" Despite the architecture name "i386", support for actual 80386 processors (and their clones) was dropped with the Sarge (r3.1) release of Debian" See here.
--Fengchao (talk) 01:35, 22 December 2013 (UTC)