Gentoo & Arch Circlejerk Question

by takashin

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02-03-2016, 07:29 AM
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Why do people from 4chan circlejerk about Arch and Gentoo so much? It's like every solution to every problem is to install Gentoo or Arch Linux. I'm not bashing or anything, I just want to understand the origin of the circlejerk. It's like when the circlejerking is too deep, you can't really tell who is trolling or not. Your thoughts?
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Found this on 4chan a sometime ago...
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02-03-2016, 08:00 AM
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it's a meme
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02-03-2016, 12:08 PM
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the install gentoo meme is what it is, just a meme. For the most part most people don't legitimately use gentoo, it's just a joke that people use as a response to anything trying to tech support the board. As for Arch, you will typically find most of the circlejerk over it in the Desktop threads because it's a popular distro for customization but it's still just a meme.
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02-03-2016, 03:56 PM
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While arch is a meme, it's still a great distro.
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02-04-2016, 02:55 AM
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It's become a meme because it's such a great distro. Full customization without coming pre-installed with any bloat shit while still being really easy to install.

I love you arch <3

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02-04-2016, 12:53 PM
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I use arch linux too, I quite like it. The arch wiki is a wealth of extremely helpful information.

My friend uses gentoo and complains about it sometimes so I think it takes more time and effort to keep it running well.