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DistroWatch.com: Antergos

Antergos

Last Update: 2017-09-05 15:07 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: 6 (1,070), 6 months: 5 (1,295), 3 months: 4 (1,447), 4 weeks: 4 (1,390), 1 week: 4 (1,502)

Average visitor rating: 8.68/10 from 101 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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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 17.9 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Release Date 2017-09-05 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 17.9 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Package 17.9 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4.1 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (61.0.3163.91) 60.0.3112.113 54.0.2840.100 47.0.2526.106 36.0.1985.125 31.0.1650.57
cups (2.2.4) -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- 4.3.3 -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.6 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8
firefox (55.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.7 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.2.0) 7.1.1 6.2.1 5.3.0 -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.25 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.26.0) 3.24.3 3.22.2 3.18.3 3.12.2 3.10.2.1
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 --
gtk+ (3.22.21) 2.24.31 3.22.4 3.18.6 3.12.2 3.10.4
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 22 18 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- --
libreoffice (5.4.1) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.13.3) 4.12.8 4.8.8 4.2.5 3.15.8 3.12
Package 17.9 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.2.1) 17.1.8 13.0.1 11.1.0 10.2.5 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) 3.24.2 3.22.1 3.18.4 3.12.2 3.10.1
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u144) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) -- -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0) 5.26.0 5.24.0 5.22.1 5.20.0 5.18.1
php (7.1.9) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.5) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 3.6.2 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.9.1) -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.6.7) 4.6.7 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.11 4.1.1
systemd (234) 234.11 231 228 215 208
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.14.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
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Version: 17.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-14
Votes: 1


I use Antergos about a year – installation, updates and support for newer Hardware is for my Notebook without any problems.
It’s the finest Distribution I used so far (out of 16 different Distributions tested).
Some say it’s only a installation routine for ARCH Linux – but I get everything out of the box working and the newest software is on board.
I am very happy with my choice – perhaps I’ll try ARCH Linux in the future. ;-)


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Version: 17.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-14
Votes: 1


Being totally green with Linux I started with Mint and Cinnamon and this was really nice way to learn basics and switch my workflow from some mainstream programs to FOSS equivalents - and to be honest this was the difficult part of the migration process, not learning of the Linux itself. But after two years or so I started to spotted some restriction and imperfections of LTS distros(*) and decided to give a try with Antergos. And - wow, what a distro!(**)
Installation process was simple, flexible and hassle-free in my case. Since my desktop computer work smoothly, fast and stable like rock. Yes, there were few small issues after some very fresh packages were installed, but two years of experience with Mint was enough to solve the problems without any delay and stress, and none of it was critical - system was always ready to go and all apps as well. Anyway - I am not recommended Antergos for beginners, because that message displayed from time to time in update manager may be an issue if you have no idea yet what the Linux is and how to manage it, but just few months of practice with some green-friendly LTS distro (IMHO Mint is the best) and you are ready for Antergos.

(*) LTS distros are great and you may be happy with one for years. My wife use Mint with KDE Plasma for three years now and it is simple the best solution for her.
(**) Antergos is not a 'real' distro, is rather easy and nice way to install Arch Linux with great community support.


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Version: 17.9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-14
Votes: 0


I started to use Antergos distro after moving from Fedora. I'm a bit green in GNU/Linux, but I like the way the distro works on my old laptop.


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