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SwagArch GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-01-07 05:50 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.

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Average visitor rating: 9.29/10 from 14 review(s).


SwagArch Summary
Distribution SwagArch GNU/Linux
Home Page https://swagarch.github.io/
Mailing Lists https://plus.google.com/communities/112748817922552005139
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots https://swagarch.github.io/
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://swagarch.github.io/#download
Bug Tracker https://github.com/SwagArch/swagarch-build/issues
Related Websites Arch Linux Wiki
Reviews 2017.x: DistroWatch
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Feature 18.01 17.12
Release Date 2018-01-01 2017-12-01
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1100-1300 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 18.01 17.12
Package 18.01 17.12
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.5
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.11.2-P1) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.6
dhcp (4.3.6) -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.7 1.43.7
firefox (57.0.4) 57.0.3 57.0.1
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.8.1
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.1 7.2.0
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.22
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.26
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.31 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 24 24
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.4) -- --
linux (4.14.13) 4.14.9 4.13.12
Package 18.01 17.12
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 17.3.1 17.2.6
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.1.0g
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.26.1
php (7.2.1) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 3.6.4 3.6.3
qt (5.10.0) 5.10.0 5.9.3
samba (4.7.4) 4.7.4 4.7.3
systemd (236) 236 235
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- --
vim (8.0) -- --
vlc (2.2.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.19.5

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Version: 18.01
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-01-14
Votes: 1


It is a nice distro I found easy to use and install. There was no major issues while using the system other than a couple occasions became stuck on a blank screen. Simple reboot solved


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Version: 18.01
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-08
Votes: 0


A good start if you want a "read to use" Arch-based distro.


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Version: 18.01
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-08
Votes: 1


This is like Antergos, just an Arch + Installer + Theme, icons, selected programs and wallpapers. Nothing special. But works okay.


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