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SwagArch GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-10-02 05:10 UTC


SwagArch is a GNU/Linux desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. The SwagArch distribution features a live DVD that runs the Xfce desktop and uses the Calamares graphical system installer. SwagArch offers popular FOSS applications pre-installed, including Firefox and the VLC multimedia player.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 67 (164), 6 months: 61 (160), 3 months: 63 (165), 4 weeks: 63 (170), 1 week: 121 (49)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 29 review(s).


SwagArch Summary
Distribution SwagArch GNU/Linux
Home Page https://swagarch.gitlab.io/
Mailing Lists https://swagarch.gitlab.io/#mastodon
User Forums --
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Documentation --
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Download Mirrors https://swagarch.gitlab.io/#download
Bug Tracker https://gitlab.com/SwagArch/swagarch-build/issues
Related Websites Arch Linux Wiki
Reviews 18.x: Dedoimedo
2017.x: DistroWatch
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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
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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$5.95
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Feature 18.10 17.12
Release Date 2018-10-01 2017-12-01
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce
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 -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 18.10 17.12
Package 18.10 17.12
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.5
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6
dhcp (4.4.1) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.7
firefox (62.0.3) 62.0.2 57.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 2.8.22
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.26
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.26
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- --
kmod (25) 25 24
krita (4.1.5) -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) -- --
linux (4.18.15) 4.18.10 4.13.12
Package 18.10 17.12
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 18.2.1 17.2.6
mysql (8.0.12) -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.8p1 --
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0g
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.26.1
php (7.2.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0 3.6.3
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2 5.9.3
samba (4.9.1) 4.8.5 4.7.3
systemd (239) 239 235
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- --
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.4) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.1 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Version: 18.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-02
Votes: 2


Installation was a breeze (virtualbox for now). Noted that several Mint X-apps were chosen :) yes!!! Which means 'xed' for an editor, and 'pix' for image browsing. A really clean interface and easy to find ones way around to customize your experience. Most of the wallpapers are the distro-master's own work and enhance the overall impression of a quality distro. Must be the easiest way to get into Arch besides Manjaro. Haven't run into any cons as yet - first day euphoria and all that :)


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Version: 18.09
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-10
Votes: 1


Swagarch has become my main driver. The main reason is that Arch will misbehave sooner or later. You can reinstall Arch from scratch, using up a whole weekend or you can install Swagarch and be up and running in a half hour. In my case I add pacman -S mate mate-extra and use the AUR to add wireless and I have all the functionality I used to have in Arch on a Mate desktop but at a fraction of the time. I also love the XFCE theme.


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Version: 17.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-08
Votes: 0


Yes small & faster, very good distro i use it with notebook 1 year, and all works perfectly, only for lovers XFCE


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