I want to encourage a debate between the Debianese and the Archians. So here’s my two cents to show why Debian is better than Arch
Installation for Apps
Arch’s installation for Apps like firefox are only via terminal. Debian’s is both terminal and app store
Arch’s family only is Arch and Manjaro, whereas Debian has Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Devuan, etc.
Debian can be unstable via Unstable Debian, but the normal one is stable. Arch’s is only unstable and it can blow up at times
“btw, I use arch” is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard. Debian has a way nicer community, and doesn’t shitpost with “btw, I use debian”. I understand, this is a meme, but still
Debian has so much choices for desktop, Arch not so much
I mean Arch has Manjaro, but Arch relies on another distro to be “beginner friendly”. Debian is very beginner friendly. This is like comparing Rust to C.
Debian’s distros are the most used(e.g. Mint, Ubuntu), Arch’s not so much. Debian’s “sudo apt install x” is better than “sudo pacman x” used in Arch. It can be used in Ubuntu, Mint, etc.
Arch is a bit rigid at times when coming to many things I’ve presented(app installation, learning curve, updates factor), Debian is flexible in these areas, and because of customization, Debian is better
Ok, this one is also a poor one like No.4. When I say purity, I mean how close is it to the terminal(aka the heart of linux). Debian is closer to it than Arch, but easier than Arch. How the heck
Debian is quicker and better to install than Arch, and although it feels satisfying to install Arch, it feels the same for Debian
To contribute to this topic, debate why Arch would be better than Debian, counter my reasons why Debian is better than Arch, or support it.