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CachyOS


Last Update: 2024-07-14 14:13 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, x86-64-v3 and x86-64-v4 optimization, security flags and performance improvements. The available desktop environments and window managers include KDE, GNOME, Xfce, CuteFish, i3wm, Wayfire, LXQt, OpenBox, Cinnamon, UKUI, LXDE, MATE, Budgie, Qtile, Hyprland and Sway. 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: 15 (490), 6 months: 12 (649), 3 months: 11 (735), 4 weeks: 9 (794), 1 week: 11 (847)

Average visitor rating: 8.65/10 from 57 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/
Screenshots https://wiki.cachyos.org/general_info/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://cachyos.org/download
Bug Tracker https://github.com/CachyOS/distribution/issues
Related Websites GitHub
Reviews 221023: DistroWatch
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try Donate

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 • 2024-03-14: Distribution Release: CachyOS 240313
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Feature 240714 231210 221230
Release Date 2024-06-09 2023-12-10 2022-12-30
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2300-2500 2200-2300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma GNOME, KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List 240714 231210 221230
Package 240714 231210 221230
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.12 1.2.10 1.2.8
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- 19.1.0
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.2 5.1
bind (9.20.0) 9.18.27 9.18.20 9.18.10
chromium (127.0.6533.72) -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3-P1
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.1 1.47.0 1.46.5
firefox (128.0.2) -- -- 108.0.1
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.13.2 2.12.1
gcc (14.1.0) 14.1.1 13.2.1 12.2.0
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- --
glibc (2.40) 2.39 2.38 2.36
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- 45.2 43.2
gnucash (5.8) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- --
grub (2.12) 2.12 2.12rc1 2.06
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.43 4.12.4 4.8.3
httpd (2.4.62) -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- --
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- --
kmod (32) 32 31 30
krita (5.2.3) -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) -- -- --
linux (6.10.1) 6.9.9 6.6.5 6.1.1
Package 240714 231210 221230
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- --
mesa (24.1.4) 24.1.3 23.3.0 22.3.1
mysql (9.0.1) -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- 45.2.1 43.1
NVIDIA (555.58) -- 545.29.06 525.60.11
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- --
openssh (9.8p1) 9.8p1 9.5p1 9.1p1
openssl (3.3.1) 3.3.1 3.1.4 3.0.7
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.38.1 5.36.0
php (8.3.9) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.3) 6.1.2 5.27.10 5.26.4
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.12.4 3.11.5 3.10.9
qt (6.7.2) 6.7.2 5.15.11 5.15.7
samba (4.20.2) 4.20.2 4.19.3 4.17.4
systemd (256.4) 256.2 255 252.4
thunderbird (128.0.1) -- -- --
vim (9.1) 9.1 9.0 9.0
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.21 -- --
wayland (1.23.0) 1.23.0 1.22.0 1.21.0
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.13 21.1.9 21.1.6

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Version: 240714
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-22
Votes: 4


I used Fedora on my main gaming machine for years, and for about a year I used Nobara. Both great! Love them both and still use Fedora on my laptop,

But I wanted to try something arch based. Garuda was way, waaay too bloated, EndeavourOS is really awesome but too "vanilla" for gaming and needs a fair amount of tweaking, CachyOS hits the sweet spot just perfectly! Everything "just works (tm)" and I've had a great experience gaming on my machine with very little tinkering. Their repos are really good too adding some useful packages for easy access.


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Version: 240609
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-12
Votes: 11


So lightweight, so fast. Runs right out of the box. I run it with bcachefs with xfce on one laptop, an older one, at home with no problems for a month now. I tried most of the arch based distros the last five years and this is my favourite.

This is the first time I use fish since it is default shell. I wanted to give it a shot and I like it as well. The only thing I didn't like was vim as default editor, but it takes a couple of seconds to change it to micro (or what ever editor preferred). I like the kernel manager as well and I even like octopi even if it is the first time i use a gui tool for installing software.


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Version: 240609
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-07-11
Votes: 9


I have gone back and forth between fedora, silverblue, endeavour, manjaro and ubuntu.

I came across cachy os looking to retry arch linux without going through all of the install of arch linux itself.

Been using cachy os for a few weeks and it has run very well. Installed on a 12 year old dell desktop, a 7 year old lenovo carbon x1 thinkpad and a laptop fully loaded with AMD. No issues.

I like the fact that the developers put a lot of effort into the kernels. I chose a different version of the kernel that seems to best fit the hard ware and it works great. I appreciate the efforts the developers put into the cachy broswer also. That is a nice touch.

Overall, the experience has been great and if there is an issue, I can quickly find an answer for it.

I'll be using this for quite a while.




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