Having just moved this blog from Windows to Arch Linux, I’m keen to stress how easy it was.
Installing Arch isn’t supposed to be easy, but I think it is, it’s not graphical with bells and whistles but it’s simple and concise. Once I had Arch up and running, I had a quick look at the Arch Wiki and soon had a fully working LAMP set-up.
I think that has to be the most painless install of Apache, MySQL and PHP I have ever done. Well done Arch 🙂
July 11, 2006 at 8:55 pm
Hmmm, I’ve never seen Arch Linux. I wonder how it compares to Ubuntu, SuSE, etc.? What is its “claim to fame”?
July 12, 2006 at 8:36 am
Marc, thanks for stopping by 🙂
Arch is similar to Debian and Gentoo in some ways, it has no fancy GUI installer but you have complete control over your distro. A base install takes no time at all (no X) and then you’re free to add what you want.
More details on The Arch Way
July 14, 2006 at 8:16 am
Hmm, I may try this as the base for a MediaWiki machine – I’m still looking for something small and light that will be ideal to run from VMWare.
July 14, 2006 at 9:25 am
Give it a go Mike. This might be helpful – MediaWiki on ArchLinux. That way you can just download the package and install with pacman (Arch’s package manager).