it's simple alright, just as one plus one is simple.
but if somebody doesn't know how computers function or doesn't know mathematics, either is infinitely obscure.
anything is obvious once you understand it, and that is what's simple and attractive about arch.
it does not, however, mean simple as in "actively guided". for me this is also largely why i like linux altogether. on the opposite end you have windows, which, learn it all you want, it will work just as bad/good as when you didn't understand a single bit about it. or even mac, which at least gets the "actively guided" part right (though i haven't used mac a lot, so i can't speak so much for it).>>2113647
for another example of complexity, this post is really good. it is actually more struggle (in most situations) for me to unravel something bloated than it is to build it up from something less.>>2113701
my use case for it (though this obviously wouldn't be arch exclusive), is when i have old hardware that i need to get up and running in short time. arch with a lightweight window manager and such, my own preferred browser, so it uses the absolute minimum of resources.