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DistroWatch.com: ArchBang Linux

ArchBang Linux

Last Update: 2015-02-13 13:36 UTC


ArchBang Linux is a lightweight distribution based on Arch Linux. Using the Openbox window manager, it is fast, up-to-date and suitable for both desktop and portable systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 72 (216), 6 months: 60 (242), 3 months: 51 (269), 4 weeks: 41 (344), 1 week: 49 (275)


ArchBang Summary
Distribution ArchBang Linux
Home Page http://www.archbang.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://bbs.archbang.org/
Documentation http://wiki.archbang.org/
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/archbang/files/
Bug Tracker http://bugs.archbang.org/
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 2013: DistroWatch
2012: Linux UserBlogspotLinux and Life
2011: MakeUseOfLifehackerBlogspotDistroWatchBlogspot
2010: Blogspot
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
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 • 2011-09-07: Distribution Release: ArchBang Linux 2011.09
 • 2011-02-05: Distribution Release: ArchBang Linux 2011.02

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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 2015.02 2014.01 2013.09 2012.12 2011.11 2011.02 2010.10 Feature
Release Date 2015-02-10 2014-01-08 2013-09-01 2012-12-08 2011-11-02 2011-02-05 2010-10-07 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Default Desktop
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Package Management
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2015.02 2014.01 2013.09 2012.12 2011.11 2011.02 2010.10 Full Package List
Package 2015.02 2014.01 2013.09 2012.12 2011.11 2011.02 2010.10 Package
abiword (3.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 abiword (3.0.1)
alsa-lib (1.0.29) 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 alsa-lib (1.0.29)
ati-driver (14.501.1003) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.501.1003)
bash (4.3.30) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (4.3.30)
bind (9.10.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.10.2)
chromium (41.0.2272.76) -- -- -- -- -- 8.0.552.237 6.0.472.62 chromium (41.0.2272.76)
cups (2.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.0.2)
dhcp (4.3.1) -- -- -- 4.2.4-P2 -- 4.2.0-P2 4.2.0 dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.42.12 1.42.8 1.42.8 1.42.6 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (36.0) 35.0.1 26.0 23.0.1 17.0.1 9.0a2 -- -- firefox (36.0)
freetype (2.5.5) 2.5.5 2.5.2 2.5.0.1 2.4.10 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.4.2 freetype (2.5.5)
gcc (4.9.2) -- -- -- 4.7.2 4.6.2 4.5.2 4.5.1 gcc (4.9.2)
gimp (2.8.14) -- -- -- -- 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.10 gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.21) 2.21 2.18 2.18 2.16.0 2.14.1 2.13 2.12.1 glibc (2.21)
gnome-shell (3.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.3)
gnucash (2.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.5)
gnumeric (1.12.20) -- -- -- -- -- 1.10.12 1.10.9 gnumeric (1.12.20)
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.9) 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.8.4 3.6.2 3.2.1 2.22.1 2.22.0 gtk+ (3.14.9)
httpd (2.4.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.12)
inkscape (0.91) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.91)
k3b (2.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.3)
kdelibs (4.14.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kdelibs (4.14.5)
kmod (20) 19 16 15 11 -- -- -- kmod (20)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.4.1)
Package 2015.02 2014.01 2013.09 2012.12 2011.11 2011.02 2010.10 Package
linux (3.19) 3.18.6 3.12.6 3.10.10 3.6.8 3.0.7 2.6.37 2.6.35.7 linux (3.19)
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.0)
mariadb (10.0.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.17)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.4.5) 10.4.4 10.0.1 9.2.0 9.0.1 7.11 7.10 7.8.2 MesaLib (10.4.5)
mysql (5.6.23) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.6.23)
nautilus (3.14.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.2)
NVIDIA (346.47) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (346.47)
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u40)
openssh (6.7p1) 6.7p1 6.4p1 6.2p2 -- -- -- -- openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.2) 1.0.2 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0e 1.0.0c 1.0.0a openssl (1.0.2)
perl (5.20.2) 5.20.1 5.18.1 5.18.1 5.16.2 5.14.2 5.12.2 5.12.1 perl (5.20.2)
php (5.6.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (5.6.6)
postfix (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.0.0)
postgresql (9.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.4.1)
Python (3.4.3) -- 3.3.3 3.3.2 2.7.3 3.2.2 3.1.3 2.6.5 Python (3.4.3)
qt (5.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7.0 qt (5.4.1)
samba (4.1.17) -- -- -- 3.6.9 3.6.1 3.5.6 3.5.5 samba (4.1.17)
systemd (219) 218 208 204 196 -- -- -- systemd (219)
thunderbird (31.5.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.5.0)
vim (7.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (7.4)
vlc (2.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.0)
xfdesktop (4.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.0)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.17.1) 1.16.3 1.14.5 1.14.2 1.13.0 1.11.1.901 1.9.3.901 1.9.0 xorg-server (1.17.1)


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