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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: 55 (196), 6 months: 27 (327), 3 months: 20 (388), 4 weeks: 18 (409), 1 week: 5 (695)

Average visitor rating: 9.3/10 from 40 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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 • 2018-07-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1
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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 18.04.1 LTS$5.95
Debian 9.5.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.11$5.95
Fedora 28$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
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Feature 18.10.4
Release Date 2018-10-12
End Of Life  
Price (US$) 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 (70.0.3538.67) 69.0.3497.100
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4
firefox (62.0.3) 62.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.6) 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 (2.4.35) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3
k3b (18.08.2) --
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.1.5) --
libreoffice (6.1.2) --
linux (4.18.15) 4.18.12
Package 18.10.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.10) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.2.2) 18.2.1
mysql (8.0.12) --
nautilus (3.30.2) --
NVIDIA (396.54) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0
php (7.2.11) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.5) --
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2
samba (4.9.1) 4.8.5
systemd (239) 239
thunderbird (60.2.1) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.1

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Version: 18.9.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-08
Votes: 4

I have stopped distro hopping after discovering this gem. A true diamond in the ruff. And you can learn to build your own custom iso. Fun, Fun, Fun.

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Version: 18.9.5
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-09-19
Votes: 3

Too confusing. Its more of a learning distro. Its usable as daily driver, but it just has too many distractions due to lots of customizations and applications it has regardless of which flavour of Arco you use.

I hope Erik Dubois or someone from the community would release a few ISO focusing on one DE/WM with minimal but good customizations and more common usuable apps, and have the other customizations as an add-on if one wants to.

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Version: 18.9.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-16
Votes: 8

I tried a few arch distributions and this is by far my favorite. The installation of ArcoLinuxB-Xfce was easy and fast which is not my normal experience with other arch distros. The artwork is a nice touch as well.

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