Arch Linux aims at producing a lightweight and flexible distribution
that "... tries to Keep It Simple". However, this does not
that the distribution caters for all types of users, as it is aimed
primarily at more experienced Linux users.
It uses a
init framework and is largely based around binary packages.
packages are installed, upgraded and removed by the Pacman package
Advantages of the distribution
pacman: 'System Upgrade' is ONE command: "pacman -Suy"
no X/GUI needed
ABS: the package-building function need only be done once -
building another version of a package is extremely easy
build all the packages on your machine with one command
fully up-to-date packages at your request, and fully
less than 20 minutes to create a fully functional system