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Last Update: 2018-06-12 06:58 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: 133 (66), 6 months: 89 (132), 3 months: 53 (209), 4 weeks: 47 (224), 1 week: 57 (162)

Average visitor rating: 8.79/10 from 19 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://sourceforge.net/projects/arcolinux/files/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
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Feature 6.8.2
Release Date 2018-06-01
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 900-2100
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 6.8.2
Package 6.8.2
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4
bind (9.13.1) --
chromium (67.0.3396.87) 67.0.3396.56
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.44.2
firefox (60.0.2) 60.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.1.0) 8.1.1
gimp (2.10.2) 2.10.2
glibc (2.27) 2.27
gnome-shell (3.28.2) --
gnucash (3.1-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.41) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.33) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3
k3b (18.04.2) --
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.0.4) --
libreoffice (6.0.4) --
linux (4.17.2) 4.16.12
Package 6.8.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.7) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.1.2) 18.0.4
mysql (8.0.11) --
nautilus (3.28.1) --
NVIDIA (396.24) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.1) --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.2
php (7.2.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.4) --
Python (3.6.5) 3.6.5
qt (5.11.1) 5.11.0
samba (4.8.2) 4.8.2
systemd (238) 238
thunderbird (52.8.0) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.20.0

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Version: 6.8.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-19
Votes: 0

As a relatively new user of Linux I have tried many different distributions. I am not particularly interested in learning the minutiae but rather I am an everyday, curious user. ArcoLinux is easily one of most satisfying, complete and, dare I say, attractive distributions that I have tried. Thank you for your efforts.

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Version: 6.7.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-06-02
Votes: 1

Version 6.8.2 - not 6.7.1

Because older ArchMerge v6.4.1 and newer ArcoLinux v6.6.1 were running into pacman-errors since one week, even with "sudo pacman -Syyu", I had to install ArcoLinux v6.8.2 :-(

Works fine again and looks very nice again ("grayscaled" Icon-Theme), but why is in Autostart this annoying Wallpaper-Changer (variety?) again?

ArcoLinux seems to be a "one-man-job" of great Erik Dubois, but I think he needs more support of other people on Arch-Linux update-problems with pacman.

Antergos (KDE and LXDE) is more reliable than ArchMerge/ArcoLinux and has a very good forum for bleeding edge thingees.


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Version: 6.7.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-06
Votes: 3

great distro for beginner and advanced, what is rely special about this distro it's community and creator ERIK videos which explain almost every thing in this distro and make it a fun experiment

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