Arch Linux: why you want to use it

Arch Linux is perceived as a powerful Linux distribution “for professionals”. This open evening lecture by Rainhard Findling points out why Arch Linux is neither difficult to learn nor difficult to handle in daily usage. It covers core concepts of Arch, including differences and advantages/disadvantages of Arch over other distributions, as well as requirements Arch has towards its users. It also highlights why you might want to use Arch yourself, and in which situations Arch might be a good choice for your Linux distribution.

What: Talk – Arch Linux: why you want to use it
When: Monday, 17. December 2018, 18:30-21:30
Where: FHOÖ School of Informatics, Communication, Media
Softwarepark 11, 4232 Hagenberg, Austria
Room HS3
Who: Rainhard Findling, Aalto University/FHOÖ Hagenberg

The speaker: Rainhard Findling is an FHOÖ/Hagenberg alumnus (BSc/MSc in Mobile Computing in 2011/2013), and an JKU Linz alumnus (Dr. techn. in Computer science in 2017). He currently is a post-doctoral researcher in the Ambient Intelligence Group at Aalto University, Helsinki area, Finland. He further is an external lecturer of FHOÖ/Hagenberg. His research interests and professional activities are centered around the intersection of machine learning with sensor data for ambient intelligence, security, and human behavior analysis. For his professional activities Rainhard relies on Arch Linux as his primary work OS.

Open lecture, no registration required.

The slides of the presentation can be downloaded at

Audio recordings of the lecture are now available, you can listen to and download them at the following URLs:

Author: Daniel Knittl-Frank

I studied Software Engineering in Hagenberg. My master thesis dealt with cross-platform portability of .NET applications under Mono on Linux, specifically with the HeuristicLab optimization framework. I do most of the boring stuff at fhLUG, such as organizing events and taking care of the website. Talks I have given have covered several diverse topics, including typesetting with LaTeX, version control with Git, the Neo keyboard layout, the Vim text editor, regular expressions, and shell scripting.

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