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Arch Linux vs Fedora: What are the differences?

Arch Linux: A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple. A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple; Fedora: Operating system based on the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project. Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project. Because of its predominance, the word "Fedora" is often used interchangeably to mean both the Fedora Project and the Fedora operating system.

Arch Linux and Fedora can be categorized as "Operating Systems" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Arch Linux has a broader approval, being mentioned in 5 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to Fedora, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

Decisions about Arch Linux and Fedora
Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 7 upvotes · 162.6K views

At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

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Pros of Arch Linux
Pros of Fedora
  • 13
    Large Community
  • 11
    Package Manager
  • 10
    Customizable
  • 9
    Arch User Repository
  • 9
    Rolling Release
  • 8
    Bleeding Edge
  • 8
    Extensive Documentation
  • 6
    Arch Build System
  • 5
    X86_64 architecture supported
  • 2
    Can fix bugs yourself if you know how to
  • 17
    Great for developers
  • 8
    Represents the future of rhel/centos
  • 7
    Good release schedule
  • 6
    Great integration with system tools
  • 5
    Reliable
  • 4
    Fast
  • 3
    Docker integration
  • 2
    Has SeLinux
  • 2
    Latest packages
  • 1
    Awesome community
  • 1
    Complies with International Standard
  • 1
    Python distribution
  • 1
    Updated with Bleeding-edge software
  • 1
    Great for ops teams

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Cons of Arch Linux
Cons of Fedora
  • 2
    Systemd only
  • 1
    Only X86_64 architecture is offically supported
  • 1
    No Guided Installation
  • 1
    System maintenance
  • 1
    Unstable
  • 1
    Comparatively fewer offically supported packages
  • 1
    Bugs get fixed slowly from kernel side
  • 1
    Much less support from Wiki
  • 1
    Boring
  • 1
    Systemd
  • 1
    Less packages in official repository
  • 1
    A bit complicated
  • 0
    Slightly difficult to install for beginners

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