Arch Linux

Arch Linux is an independent and original GNU/Linux distribution that adheres to the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) principle in its design. The project expects its users to have a hands on role in installing and maintaining the distribution. As such it has no installer or any GUI tools of any kind for administering the system. But it does have a highly regarded wiki that guides users in installation and all other aspcts of the system. It's package manager -- pacman, and its user repository -- the Arch User Repository are also highly regarded, pacman for its simple effectiveness and the AUR for availability of software. It uses a rolling release model and makes new upstream software available quickly.

Estimated UsageUnknown
Inception YearMarch 11, 2002, midnight
Download Portal
Documentation Portal
Development PortalNone
Distribution BaseIndependent/Original
Architectures64-bit PC (AMD64, Intel 64, x86_64)
Init Systemsystemd
C Standard LibraryGNU C Standard Library (glibc)
Distribution Default Package Format.pkg.tar.xz
Distribution Default Low Level Package Manager
Distribution Default Package Manager Database
Distribution Default CLI Binary Package Managerpacman
Distribution Default GUI Binary Package Manager
Distribution Default CLI Source Package Manager
Distribution Default GUI Source Package Manager
Distribution Default Build Systemmakepkg


LogoDistribution Edition ScreenshotEditionRelease TypeRelease FrequencyDistribution BaseDesktop Environment
Arch Linux Bootstrap ImageNoneNoneIndependent/Original

Reviewed Releases

LogoRelease ScreenshotRelease NameRelease VersionRelease Distribution EditionRelease DateReview Publication DateReview Title
None20190701Arch Linux Bootstrap ImageJuly 1, 2019July 28, 2019, 7 p.m.Arch Linux Review [20190701 Bootstrap Image]