Arch Linux is an i686-optimized linux distribution. It is lightweight and contains the latest stable versions of software. Packages are in .tar.gz format and are tracked by a package manager that is designed to allow easy package upgrades. Arch is quite streamlined compared to some other distributions. Things that are relatively unused are not kept (info-pages, for example). A default Arch install leaves you with a solid base; from there, you can add packages to create the custom installation you're looking for. Arch has a package build system that allows you to easily create your own packages, which makes it very easy to rebuild a package with your own custom configuration. Arch also aims to use the newer features available to linux users, such as ReiserFS/ext3 and udev
Arch Linux 0.7 features:
•Mozilla Firefox 1.0, The Gimp 2.2.2, Abiword 2.2.3
•Enlightenment 0.16.7.1, IceWM 1.2.20, WindowMaker 0.91.0
•Apache 2.0.52, MySQL 4.1.9
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