What is Arch Linux?
Who uses Arch Linux?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Arch Linux in their tech stack.
I once used Ubuntu as my exclusive Linux distro, but then I decided to switch my primary operating system to Arch Linux.
While more difficult to install, Arch Linux offered more flexibility during the installation process which allowed me to customize my system to fit me perfectly. With Ubuntu, instead of installing everything i did want, I had to remove everything that I didn't need.
We use AWS mostly because Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is a very good and cheap solution to get a managed PostgreSQL.
We also use Amazon EC2 for the servers, with the Arch Linux images from Uplink Labs. We chose Arch Linux because of its up-to-date packages, especially for Python. We use Pacman to package and deploy our services.
I use Arch Linux because it's my favorite Linux distro, and I think it's the best because: the update system it uses, leightweight, and the ability to customize everything easily. But it's not for the feint of heart, keep a Live-USB handy because a lot could just start breaking at the slightest mistake. But when you learn and respect Arch Linux, it will be the best Linux distro you can use.