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Last Update: 2023-08-06 14:09 UTC

CachyOS is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. It focuses on speed and security optimisations - the default Linux kernel is heavily optimised using the BORE (Burst-Oriented Response Enhancer) scheduler, while the desktop packages are compiled with LTO and x86-64-v3 optimization, security flags and performance improvements. The available desktop environments and window managers include KDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, i3, bspwm, LXQt, Openbox, Wayfire and Cutefish. CachyOS also ships with both graphical and command-line installers and provides a Firefox-based browser (called Cachy-Browser) with some security enhancements and performance optimisations.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 45 (225), 6 months: 29 (324), 3 months: 25 (346), 4 weeks: 23 (334), 1 week: 11 (568)

Average visitor rating: 8.84/10 from 25 review(s).

CachyOS Summary
Distribution CachyOS
Home Page https://cachyos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.cachyos.org/
Alternative User Forums https://discord.gg/qJqj94uFwE
Documentation https://wiki.cachyos.org/
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Download Mirrors https://cachyos.org/download
Bug Tracker  
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Reviews 221023: DistroWatch
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Feature 230806 221230
Release Date 2023-08-06 2022-12-30
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2200-2300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 230806 221230
Package 230806 221230
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.9 1.2.8
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 19.1.0
bash (5.2.15) 5.1 5.1
bind (9.18.19) 9.18.17 9.18.10
chromium (117.0.5938.92) -- --
cups (2.4.7) -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3-P1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.47.0 1.46.5
firefox (117.0.1) -- 108.0.1
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.1 2.12.1
gcc (13.2.0) 13.2.1 12.2.0
gimp (2.10.34) -- --
glibc (2.38) 2.38 2.36
gnome-shell (45.0) 44.3 43.2
gnucash (5.4) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- --
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06
gtk (4.12.2) 4.10.5 4.8.3
httpd (2.4.57) -- --
inkscape (1.3) -- --
k3b (23.08.1) -- --
kmod (30) 30 30
krita (5.1.5) -- --
libreoffice (7.6.1) -- --
linux (6.5.5) 6.4.8 6.1.1
Package 230806 221230
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.0.3) -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- --
mesa (23.1.8) 23.1.5 22.3.1
mysql (8.1.0) -- --
nautilus (45.0) 44.2.1 43.1
NVIDIA (535.113.01) 535.86.05 525.60.11
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (21) -- --
openssh (9.4p1) 9.3p2 9.1p1
openssl (3.1.3) 3.1.2 3.0.7
perl (5.38.0) 5.36.1 5.36.0
php (8.2.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) 5.26.4
postfix (3.8.2) -- --
postgresql (16.0) -- --
Python (3.11.5) 3.11.4 3.10.9
qt (6.5.2) 5.15.10 5.15.7
samba (4.19.0) 4.18.5 4.17.4
systemd (254.4) 253.4 252.4
thunderbird (115.2.3) -- --
vim (9.0) 9.0 9.0
vlc (3.0.18) -- --
wayland (1.22.0) 1.22.0 1.21.0
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.8 21.1.6

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Version: 230806
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-18
Votes: 11

Discover Cachy OS

New to Linux and ARCH, I'm an end user. I installed Cachy OS on an old Toshiba laptop. 240 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM.
Installation is very easy. It has all the classic desktops and some more surprising ones. Enlightenment might be missing to be complete.

I chose KDE, and installed Discover with Pacman. No problems at all, which is not the case with other ARCH distros.
No system stability problems, even with an RT kernel.

Cachy OS is an excellent entry into the world of ARCH, simple, reliable and efficient leaving the possibility of customising with the console.les

Well done to the Cachy OS team.


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Version: 230806
Rating: 7
Date: 2023-08-11
Votes: 2

Imagine an Arch linux distrowith firendly install and gui.

To customize your computer without being a hacker or advanced user.

The disro is recent.

There are some minor bugs. If they are cleared, Cachy Os will be more popular.

It reminds me a Linux Mint, but for the Arch Linux wa ;)

I have big hopes.

The Pros :

Fast distro
Choice of many kernels
Many GUI : package install, drivers, tools...

The Cons :

Many minor bugs can get mad a new linux user.

For example :

- Can not update sometimes, because Gpg keys incorrect

- Ask a password for a user, when sudo . But this user has been deleted... Crazy, yes !

- Not optimized for many desktops.

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Version: 230806
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-10
Votes: 1

I have used this OS using Ventoy, and I am mighty surprised at the speed with which it renders a firefox modification called Cachy. I have used it on a 26 year old 2 core Athlon CPU based computer, a 17 year old 5 core, yes 5 core Phenom based computer and a 14 year old 2 core cpu based Fujitsu LH 532 laptop. It works on each of them flawlessly including set up of the wifi cards on all of them. The only glitch if I may call it one is that it does not have the firmware for the touchpad of the Fujitsu laptop. It has been just 24 hours since I tinkered with it and till now it's been smooth sailing. On my daily drivers I shift between Devuan and a highly optimised Windows 7. Both of them have served me well for years, with earlier operating systems being Windows 98 and XPSP2. Loading times from Ventoy is very slow as compared to Solus or Devuan but shut down times are comparable. I am not sure if the OS is loading from RAM like GhostBSD does, because it so very fast once loaded. Absolutely no delay beetween clicks of the keyboard and opeining of the programmes. All of them have SSD as the main drives, but that should not make a difference because I am loading from a USB2 pendrive for all the computers I have. It is too early in the day for me to pass judgement, but from what I have experienced till now, I am mighty impressed. After a month or so I just might shift over to CachyOS from Devuan. I am forced to use Win7 because of certain programs like Vituix which do not have an alternative in Linux.

I had been distro-hopping for ages and found Nirvana in Devuan LXQT. It looks like CachyOS is going to rock the boat of the thresome I have had been having till date. What the heck, I might as well make it a foursome, with Devuan, WIn7, CachyOS and yous truely. The reason for me to give it an 8 instead of a 10 is that it is using SystemD instead of Runnit or SysV and it keeps cutting off from WiFi every 30 minutes. Cautting off from WiFi is a serious glitch, which needs looking into.

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