The Arch Linux system is assembled by the user, from the shell,
using basic command line tools. This is The Arch Way. Unlike the
more rigid structures of other distributions and installers, there are
no default environments nor configurations chosen for you. From
the command line, you will add packages from the Arch repositories
using the pacman tool via your internet connection and manually
configure your installation by editing text files until your system is
customized to your requirements. You will also manually add non-
root user(s) and manage groups and permissions. This method
allows for maximum flexibility, choice, and system resource control
from the base up.
Arch Linux is aimed at competent GNU/Linux users who desire
minimal 'code separation' from their machine.