DISTRO WARS #1 - ARCH LINUX V. DEBIAN

  • DEBIAN

    Votes: 8 80.0%
  • ARCH LINUX

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Total voters
    10
ARCH VS DEBIAN - DISTRO WARS

ARCH WEBSITE>
Arch Linux

ARCH LINUX PROS AND CONS

PROS-
- Arch linux has an aur for the latest packages but it is bleeding edge so there are bugs
- Arch can be customized to anything you want because you start at bare metal
- Arch has the latest kernel for linux or you can compile any from the aur

- ARCH LINUX CONS
- No ui out of the box
- not used for beginners
- not supported. people have to rely on the wiki and irc.


DEBIAN WEBSITE>
Arch Linux

DEBIAN - PROS
- UI to install
-automatic installer
-wide based user base
- Ubuntu is based on debian so most ubuntu programs would work backwards compatibility



- CONS
- No drivers or anything pre installed
- no prosperity software and needs to be compiled as the aur has all the latest softwares with 'yaourt installer'
- flash acts up sometimes
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Sr. Normal 2.0

Both are distros that you will have to work to put them to your liking, both are stable and safe and both have an active community behind them.

Having said all this, I go with Debian Stable, because is hard as a rock. I only recommend Arch, Debian Testing or Debian Unestable for users who know how to work well with the Terminal
 

Balrog

Level 3
Arch, of course. It allows adjusting the system according to the needs of the user without getting to the extreme of compiling everything by hand.
 

Handsome Recluse

Level 21
Verified
Can't you also install packages from the more unstable Rolling version of Debian?
Debian is also more practical it seems since crawlers find Debian more than Arch. Debian is being used for servers more it seems.