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Antergos

Last Update: 2018-02-04 03:22 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 (1,220), 6 months: 6 (1,207), 3 months: 7 (1,059), 4 weeks: 8 (1,027), 1 week: 13 (852)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 156 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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  • 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.

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Feature 18.2 17.12 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Release Date 2018-02-04 2017-12-03 2016-11-20 2015-12-29 2014-08-07 2013-11-17
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-2000 540-1700        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd 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 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 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 zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List 18.2 17.12 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Package 18.2 17.12 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.5 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) 64.0.3282.140 62.0.3202.94 54.0.2840.100 47.0.2526.106 36.0.1985.125 31.0.1650.57
cups (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.0) -- -- -- 4.3.3 -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.8 1.43.7 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8
firefox (58.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.9) 2.9 2.8.1 2.7 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.3.0) 7.3.0 7.2.0 6.2.1 5.3.0 -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.26 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.26.2 3.22.2 3.18.3 3.12.2 3.10.2.1
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 --
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.22.26 3.22.26 3.22.4 3.18.6 3.12.2 3.10.4
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 24 23 22 18 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- --
libreoffice (6.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.15.4) 4.14.15 4.13.12 4.8.8 4.2.5 3.15.8 3.12
Package 18.2 17.12 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.4) 17.3.3 17.2.6 13.0.1 11.1.0 10.2.5 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.26.2 3.22.1 3.18.4 3.12.2 3.10.1
NVIDIA (390.25) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u161) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) 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 5.26.1 5.24.0 5.22.1 5.20.0 5.18.1
php (7.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 3.6.4 3.6.3 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.7.5) 4.7.4 4.7.3 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.11 4.1.1
systemd (237) 236 235 231 228 215 208
thunderbird (52.6.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vlc (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.14.4

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Version: 18.2
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 0


I've used both Manjaro and antergos because I was worried that I'd screw up during Arch's installation. What I can say is that Manjaro to Arch is like Ubuntu to Debian. It's a beginner-friendly quite stable system for a rolling release, while antergos seems to be closer to Arch and lacks the stability that Manjaro offers, as well as the option to hotswap a kernel or install proprietary drivers from the settings. I have had minor issues with orphaned apps being the ones used by XFCE, but, other than that, the system has been useable so far.


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Version: 18.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-14
Votes: 0


Absolutely great distro, have been using it solidly for a year with KDE 5 plasma doing development work, and has been found to been suprisingly stable. I have tried many other distros but I have never found the need to switch since installing Antergos.


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Version: 18.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-12
Votes: 3


Easy to set up for people not experienced with linux.

It seems to have more programs/apps available from the package manager than other distros that I tested (all ubuntu based). For example is use a certain redshift app that allows manual adjustments (redshiftgui-bin from the package manager) and use the firefox developers edition that are not easily available in other distros.

This is a rolling distro which means you will be getting the latest packages and will be constantly prompted to update them. For me it is mild annoyance but it's worth it.

Using the kde desktop I have had the wallpaper and icons returned to the defaults on occasion.

Overall I give it a 10 because it is easy to use and customize and has everything I need in a computer so far.


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