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

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Oct 13 14:40:03 EDT 2012

On 10/13/2012 01:23 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 1:01 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com
> <mailto: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
> server)?
> Does it have a server edition (no GUI, no desktop)?
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin<http://2bits.com>

I am curious how updates/upgrades work.  I am used to modular, packaged
updates from specific repositories  that can often be installed on a
running system.  How does Arch do this?

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