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ArchLabs Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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 AL-Installer system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 49 (221), 6 months: 58 (196), 3 months: 79 (151), 4 weeks: 81 (133), 1 week: 82 (119)

Average visitor rating: 8.9/10 from 83 review(s).


Archlabs
Distribution ArchLabs Linux
Home Page https://archlabslinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.archlabslinux.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://archlabslinux.gitlab.io/docs/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://archlabslinux.com/get-archlabs-2/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-12-18: Distribution Release: ArchLabs Linux 2018.12.17
 • 2018-05-11: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2018.05
 • 2018-02-26: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2018.02
 • 2017-12-23: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.12
 • 2017-10-24: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.10
 • 2017-09-17: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09
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 •2018-06-05 Projects react to GitHub purchase
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Feature 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
Release Date 2018-12-18 2018-07-29 2017-12-23 2017-07-07
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 800-900 900-1000 1700-1800 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text-mode Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop i3-gaps, bspwm, Cinnamon, dwm, GNOME, KDE Plasma, Openbox, Xfce Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4, jfs, nilfs2, reiserfs, xfs ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
Package 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.7 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.4.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
bind (9.14.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.108) -- -- -- 59.0.3071.115
cups (2.2.11) -- -- -- 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 -- 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.7 1.43.4
firefox (66.0.3) -- 61.0.1 57.0.2 54.0.1
freetype (2.10.0) 2.9.1 2.9.1 -- --
gcc (8.3.0) -- -- 7.2.0 7.1.1
gimp (2.10.10) -- -- -- 2.8.22
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.27 2.26 2.25
gnome-shell (3.32.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.8) 3.24.2 3.22.30 3.22.26 3.22.16
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- 0.92.1
k3b (19.04.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 24
krita (4.1.8) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- -- -- --
linux (5.0.9) 4.19.9 4.17.10 4.14.8 4.11.9
Package 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.0.3) 18.3.1 18.1.4 17.3.0 17.1.4
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1a 1.1.0h 1.1.0g 1.1.0f
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.4) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.7.1 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.6.1
qt (5.12.3) -- -- 5.9.2 5.9.1
samba (4.10.2) 4.8.3 4.8.3 4.7.3 4.6.5
systemd (242) 239 239 236 233
thunderbird (60.6.1) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- -- 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.3 1.20.0 1.19.5 1.19.3

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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-18
Votes: 4


Love it. I have used ArchLabs for nearly two years. Simply love the no frill and non-bloat approach of the distro. This is the second most minimal compared to run barebone arch and dwm.


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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-14
Votes: 1


Love the striped down approach to this Distribution, add what you want and need and keep the bloat out.

Easy to install Arch Linux simply love the simplicity.


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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-03-12
Votes: 1


I've tried to install two versions of ArchLabs on my computer and I've never had success. It gives me an error message (sorry, I don't remember what) and stops.

It looks like a nice OS, but if I can't use it, then what's the point?


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