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DistroWatch.com: Arch Linux

Arch Linux

Last Update: 2017-09-20 02:20 UTC


Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman', its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

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Arch Linux Summary
Distribution Arch Linux
Home Page http://www.archlinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo
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Documentation http://wiki.archlinux.org/
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 • 2012-09-08: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2012.09.07
 • 2012-08-05: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2012.08.04
 • 2012-07-22: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2012.07.15
 • 2011-08-20: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2011.08.19
 • 2010-05-18: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2010.05
 • 2009-08-09: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2009.08
 • 2009-02-17: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2009.02
 • 2008-06-24: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2008.06
 • 2008-04-16: Development Release: Arch Linux 2008.04 RC
 • 2007-10-07: Distribution Release: Arch Linux 2007.08-2
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Full Package List:   Arch Linux 0.7
  Number of packages: 338 (download as TXT)
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  •  iproute-041019-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  iptables-1.2.11-3.pkg.tar.gz
  •  iputils-021109-3.pkg.tar.gz
  •  ircd-2.10.3p3-4.pkg.tar.gz
  •  ircii-pana-1.1-2.pkg.tar.gz
  •  irssi-0.8.9-6.pkg.tar.gz
  •  isapnptools-1.26-1.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  ispell-3.2.06-4.pkg.tar.gz
  •  jfsutils-1.1.7-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  joe-3.1-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  kbd-1.12-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  kernel24-2.4.29-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  kernel24-scsi-2.4.29-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  kernel26-2.6.10-3.pkg.tar.gz
  •  kernel26-scsi-2.6.10-3.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  lftp-3.0.13-1.pkg.tar.gz
  •  libao-0.8.5-1.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  libglade-2.5.0-1.pkg.tar.gz
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  •  links-2.1pre15-1.pkg.tar.gz
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Version: current
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-09-19
Votes: 2


Arch Unix has unique situation. There is no installer business for Mint, Debian, FreeBSD or Ubuntu. Because they have their own installer.
But Arch Linux does not have automatic installer. Its installation process needs many CLI operations.
Therefore it is not recommended for beginner. Of course, even beginner has no problem in virtualbox env.
But installing to real machine needs some tech knowledge. You need to set up bootloader by yourself.

However, there are several Arch Linux installers from 3rd party.

Arch Anywhere, Revenge OS Installer, Feliz, Swag Arch and so on.
With such installer, installation process is relatively easy.

If rolling release is not your problem, this may be one of top notch.



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Version: current
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-09-18
Votes: 1


Arch is a good distro, but not for everyone. If you like extreme customization and cutting edge software but don't want to build everything from source, are not afraid of man-pages or the terminal, then arch is the distro for you. While updating regularly and using cutting edge releases, arch stays quite stable (for me even more stable than ubuntu) and fast. But there are a few annoying things, like installing printer drivers manually, but once you have set up a nice system, you won't even notice, that you are on an "expert distro".


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Version: current
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-09-13
Votes: 1


Good distro, but in my opinion, this distro is just to learn linux and/or to build "distros based off". Just like slackware, gentoo debian... all distros to use as a base to another or to learn more about linux. Arch is stable most part of the time. Be careful with AUR and the oficial updates. You can break the X, for example of the desktop environment with updated. I have a machine with Arch with full KDE and full Gnome running for a few weeks and until now is working. It too a lot of time to get all the things done just to use the computer. If you want lean more fast, go Manjaro and then, Arch. (just a tip). KDE works fine here, but sometimes get slow for a few seconds. Gnome looks more heavy than KDE here and use more memory. I prefer KDE


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