Arch is, at more than 11 years old, certainly no newcomer. And the Arch user base consists of a small, niche subset of the overall Linux market, just as it always has. So why should we be paying any extra special attention to it in 2014? I truly don't know. Call it intuition. Maybe it's the alignment of the stars. Perhaps some unusual solar flare activity or something in the air. Let's just say “I've got a hunch” that, during 2014, Arch is going to be worth watching.