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DistroWatch.com: ArchLabs

ArchLabs

Last Update: 2017-10-24 12:14 UTC


ArchLabs is a distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface. ArchLabs is a 64-bit, rolling release distribution which provides a live DVD. The distribution can be installed using the Calamares graphical system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 120 (76), 6 months: 74 (152), 3 months: 41 (276), 4 weeks: 37 (323), 1 week: 82 (134)

Average visitor rating: 8.56/10 from 32 review(s).


Archlabs
Distribution ArchLabs
Home Page https://archlabsblog.wordpress.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/archlabs/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://archlabsblog.wordpress.com/tutorials/
https://wiki.archlinux.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/archlabs-linux-minimo/files/ArchLabsMinimo/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
Reviews 2017: DistroWatch
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 • 2017-10-24: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.10
 • 2017-09-17: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09
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Feature 2017.10 5.0
R2-D2
Release Date 2017-10-24 2017-07-07
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1780-1790 1780-1790
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 2017.10 5.0
Package 2017.10 5.0
R2-D2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4.1 1.1.4.1
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- 59.0.3071.115
cups (2.2.6) -- 2.2.4
dhcp (4.3.6) -- 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.43.4
firefox (57.0) 56.0.1 54.0.1
freetype (2.8.1) -- --
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 7.1.1
gimp (2.8.22) -- 2.8.22
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.25
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.31 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- 0.92.1
k3b (17.08.3) -- --
kmod (24) 24 24
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) -- --
linux (4.14) 4.9.56 4.11.9
Package 2017.10 5.0
R2-D2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 17.2.2 17.1.4
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (8u151) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0l 1.1.0f
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.1.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.2 3.6.1
qt (5.9.2) 5.9.2 5.9.1
samba (4.7.2) -- 4.6.5
systemd (235) 235.8 233.75
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) -- 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
from 32 review(s)



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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-05
Votes: 0


The best arch linux/openbox combo available. They also have a great forum.


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Version: 2017.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-05
Votes: 0


After testing various arch based distros I made the decision for AL. Openbox, setup script and al worked flawlessly and fast. Many thanks for the team...


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-02
Votes: 0


I have tried and used many Linux distro's since the late 90's and Archlabs is one of the fastest and easiest to use. I consider myself to be a average+ Linux user.
Arch was too time consuming for me to configure so I gave that up about 6 years ago and kept experimenting with many of the Linux versions, from DSL, Puppy, Point, #!, Ubuntu, Mint and so on.
I stumbled across Archlabs a few months ago, installed it and struggled through the videos now and then, however I stuck with it and now use it as my 'main O.S'.



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