[kwlug-disc] feedback request to shape the November topic

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sat Oct 13 13:23:50 EDT 2012

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com>wrote:

> In order to make the topic of Arch Linux more relevant to what people
> hope to get out of it, I welcome any input on what people would like
> to see focussed on.  I don't imagine a simple walkthru of the
> installation is really of that much interest.
> Specifically, if people could answer this question:
> Why are you (or would you be) interested in using a distro that
> requires so much more hands on work to install and configure?
> I know that the first answer that will come to mind for most people is
> simply to try it, or in order to learn more about how their system
> works "under the hood".  And that is a perfectly valid response to my
> question.  However, I am more looking for specific applications or
> goals that I may be able to address in the discussion.
> The presentation probably will include some amount of comparison to
> other "hands on" distros I am familiar with.

I would be interested in:

Differences between Debian or Ubuntu.

Why would I want to consider ArchLinux vs. those?

Does it have long term support versions (e.g. 3 years desktop, 5 years

Does it have a server edition (no GUI, no desktop)?
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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