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DistroWatch.com: Antergos

Antergos

Last Update: 2017-11-07 12:35 UTC


Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 5 (1,178), 6 months: 5 (1,368), 3 months: 5 (1,354), 4 weeks: 6 (1,293), 1 week: 7 (1,164)

Average visitor rating: 8.63/10 from 126 review(s).


Antergos Summary
Distribution Antergos (formerly Cinnarch)
Home Page https://www.antergos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.antergos.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.antergos.com/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.antergos.com/try-it/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.antergos.com/
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Reviews 17.x: DarkDuckDedoimedoLinux.com
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2015-04-12: Distribution Release: Antergos 2015.04.12
 • 2014-05-27: Distribution Release: Antergos 2014.05.26
 • 2013-11-17: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.11.17
 • 2013-08-22: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.08.20
 • 2013-05-13: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.05.12
 • 2013-04-05: Development Release: Cinnarch 2013.04.05
 • 2013-01-23: Development Release: Cinnarch 2013.01.23
 • 2012-12-21: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.12.21
 • 2012-11-23: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.11.22
 • 2012-10-05: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.10.01
 • More Antergos releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-06-15 Antergos phasing out 32-bit
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Feature 17.11 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Release Date 2017-11-07 2016-11-20 2015-12-29 2014-08-07 2013-11-17
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 540-1700        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual ca, cz, de, en, es, fi, fr, gl, gr, hu, it, pl, pt, ro, ru, uk ca, cz, de, en, es, fi, fr, gl, gr, hu, it, pl, pt, ro, ru, uk ca, cz, de, en, es, fi, fr, gl, gr, hu, it, pl, pt, ro, ru, uk ca, cz, de, en, es, fi, fr, gl, gr, hu, it, pl, pt, ro, ru, uk ca, cz, de, en, es, fi, fr, gl, gr, hu, it, pl, pt, ro, ru, uk
Asian Language Support zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List 17.11 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Package 17.11 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4.1 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) 62.0.3202.75 54.0.2840.100 47.0.2526.106 36.0.1985.125 31.0.1650.57
cups (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- 4.3.3 -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8
firefox (57.0) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.7 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 6.2.1 5.3.0 -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.22.2 3.18.3 3.12.2 3.10.2.1
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 --
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.25 3.22.4 3.18.6 3.12.2 3.10.4
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 22 18 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.14) 4.13.11 4.8.8 4.2.5 3.15.8 3.12
Package 17.11 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 17.2.4 13.0.1 11.1.0 10.2.5 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.0 3.22.1 3.18.4 3.12.2 3.10.1
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.24.0 5.22.1 5.20.0 5.18.1
php (7.1.11) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.3 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.7.2) 4.7.1 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.11 4.1.1
systemd (235) 235 231 228 215 208
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.14.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
from 126 review(s)



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Version: 17.11
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-17
Votes: 3


Everything works fine, no problems, even using it for the last 6 months. Kinda cool looking, a bunch of desktop options during installation, nice installer (always updated) etc...
Sorry Arch Linux users, but Antergos made a good job compared to y'all. You all can say it's just an Arch installer, but who cares? At least they have done a good job...
The only cons I can see is that it doesn't have a GUI to manage proprietary and free drivers such as Manjaro, which is a problem for those who loathes the terminal and everything which is related to it. If you don't like terminal but want to use an Arch based distro, go to Manjaro or Revenge OS. I consider Antergos as a halfway between Manjaro and Arch Linux.


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Version: 17.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-15
Votes: 0


Great distro (if you want to call it that). It's basically a graphical installer for Arch. After installation, the only Antergos thing left, is a boot screen. I love this setup. Easy choice of desktop environment. The official Arch repositories and the AUR make it easy to find everything you need. Software is very up-to-date and the system is extremely stable.


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Version: 17.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-14
Votes: 6


A fantastic experience with XFCE! Issues that were plaguing me on Debian and Ubuntu are now gone, and AUR support is a huge addition to the distro.
Installation went very smooth with my desktop (Phenom II X3 710 + R7 250), and I love how the distro promotes the Arch identity without overlapping it with distro-exclusive software (I'm looking at you, Manjaro).

Would definitely recommend this distro to any GNU/Linux newcomer!


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