One reason I chose Arch for my RasPi distro, was in the hope that I could carry over as much experience as possible, from running Arch/x86 on my Eee netbook.
In general, I've been able to do just that; however, the Pi's (even) more constrained resources mean that I've had to learn how to evade some problems associated with that (e.g. activating a swap file (only) when building packages from the AUR
, otherwise the build fails).
I've been running the Fluxbox window manager partly for its leanness, but even then, there are occasional performance issues, so I'm planning to try the awesome
WM, to shave even more memory footprint off a typical X session (and I've never used awesome before).
Yep: the Pi is already leading me into corners of Linux I've never explored before