Re: Arch is not bad
I have been trying Arch, getting there bit by bit. Slackware is still my favourite, got it on 2 PCs and 2 laptops. I am working on a little project to make installing apps a little quicker, just some shell scripts to run the commands I would run to install an app, including it's dependencies. Next I will be adding a section to download any missing packages. I am following the Slackware philosophy of keep it simple - just shell scripts and text files, for now.
Slackware is rock solid when installed, updating packages/apps is easy, the installer hasn't changed for years, so easy to use. It is easy to install if you know how to set up a few things like partition a disk. LVM is available as well which is what I use now.
I used Gentoo a few years back, a good learning experience. Not everyone's cup of tea. I also used SuSE from 7.1 to 10.0. I bought the disks each time. Somewhere along the way it became bloated and heavy so I dumped it. That might have been when Novell bought it. This is why having so many different distros out there is a god thing - choice. Choose the one that is right for you. For me it is Slackware.
Somewhere along the way I also used Mandrake. That's going back a long way. I am sure they merged with another one to become Mandriva.
I still want to get Arch going, got an install on one of my Pis. I now have a little bit more free time so maybe now is a good time to work on that.