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ArcoLinux RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: ArcoLinux


Last Update: 2018-10-13 06:31 UTC

ArcoLinux (previously called ArchMerge) is a distribution based on Arch Linux. The ArcoLinux project features two editions, one includes the Xfce, Openbox and i3 user interfaces. The second edition is a minimal, command line platform. ArcoLinux features video tutorials on its website and places a strong focus on learning how to use and customize the operating system.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 48 (220), 6 months: 26 (348), 3 months: 23 (377), 4 weeks: 30 (372), 1 week: 36 (351)

Average visitor rating: 9.36/10 from 44 review(s).

ArcoLinux (formerly ArchMerge) Summary
Distribution ArcoLinux
Home Page https://arcolinux.info/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://arcolinuxforum.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://arcolinux.com/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://arcolinux.info/download/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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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Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
Debian 9.5.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 19 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 18.10 16GB$14.95
Fedora 29 16GB$14.95

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Feature 18.10.4
Release Date 2018-10-12
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 900-2000
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop i3, Openbox, Xfce
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 18.10.4
Package 18.10.4
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4
bind (9.13.3) --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) 69.0.3497.100
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4
firefox (63.0.1) 62.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.6
glibc (2.28) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.1) --
gnucash (3.3) --
gnumeric (1.12.43) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3
k3b (18.08.3) --
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.1.5) --
libreoffice (6.1.3) --
linux (4.19.1) 4.18.12
Package 18.10.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.10) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.2.4) 18.2.1
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.3) --
NVIDIA (410.66) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.8p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0
php (7.2.12) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.0
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2
samba (4.9.2) 4.8.5
systemd (239) 239
thunderbird (60.3.0) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1

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Version: 18.10.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-09
Votes: 3

Beautiful distro. The best of the Arch variants which include Manjaro and Antergos.

No problems with install and daily usage --- None!

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Version: 18.10.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-02
Votes: 8

After a lot of research, I chose Arco linux to be my daily driver. I was running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am quite a newbie to the linux world because I started my journey with linux just in the year January 2016. I did not want to distro hop so I wanted to be sure that what OS I installed is going to be the OS I use for everything i do, along with work, leisure, everything. Apart from some initial problems that I had regarding freezes which have disappeared, It works like a breeze. It still does hang and freeze but only after 3 to 4 days of continuously running it. But thats understandable because being a developer I run really heavy softwares that push the limits of all the resources.
Arco linux = Arco + Arch + Aur
There is no app in this world that is not going to be available on Arco. I use it mostly with the xfce desktop and it works like a charm. There are so many desktop options available that you will not be disappointed. The customizability right from the level of the building your own ISO to when you you actually start using the OS is amazing. The support provided by the Erik's videos on youtube is unparalled and the forums are very friendly too. Your questions will not go unanswered.

Since its a rolling release(Arch based) it gives a peace of mind that I would never have to install it again.

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Version: 18.10.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-22
Votes: 2

ArcoLinux should be in the top 3 distros.

After using it for 3 months it replaced my daily driver operating systems OSX, elementary OS and Antergos.
After living with ArcoLinux using OSX, though familiar feels limiting in comparison.

XFCE is awesome with a LOT of settings and customization.
I really like being able to switch virtual desktops with the mouse scroll wheel and like being able to have instant (no animation) switching..
I appreciate the system-wide equalizer and could never have an OS without one again.
This is the first OS ever I'm using a stock wallpaper.

Variety (wallpaper auto switching app) is annoying and should be removed IMO.

The ArcoLinux team put something special together with this distro.
I wanted to give a 9.7 rating but cant so rounding up to 10

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