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    Has anyone used Arch Linux before?

    Has anyone used Arch Linux before?

    Is it worth losing the familiarity of Fedora for the lower memory footprint of Arch or should I just stick with Fedora.
    I'm only thinking of using it as a very basic desktop with a web browser (possibly as a kiosk), just for a bit of fun whern the RasPi comes out later this month.

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    True Arch doesn't come with a default desktop - you install if from command line.

    If you're not keen on re-inventing the wheel, you might want to look at ArchBang, a distro of Arch but with a configured desktop (the lightweight OpenBox), ready to go.
    ArchBang

    It's by far the easiest way into Arch.

    I've run it virtually (just out of curiosity), and it's pretty neat.
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    would it be better waiting to see what's released when the RasPi comes out and having a play with that before jumping distro?

    all the RasPi demos with a desktop gui seem to be running LXDE btw

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    I've used ArchBang. I like Arch, but I found it very hard to install without an ethernet connection!

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