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ArcoLinux

Last Update: 2019-10-11 17:01 UTC


ArcoLinux (previously known as ArchMerge) is a distribution based on Arch Linux. The development takes places in three branches - ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB. ArcoLinux is a full-featured distribution that ships with the Xfce desktop (as well as Openbox and i3 window managers). ArcoLinuxD is a minimal distribution that includes scripts that enable power users to install any desktop and application. ArcoLinuxB is a project that gives users the power to build custom distributions, while also developing several community editions with pre-configured desktops, such as Awesome, bspwm, Budgie, Cinnamon, Deepin, GNOME, MATE and KDE Plasma. ArcoLinux also provides various video tutorials as it places strong focus on learning and acquiring Linux skills.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 17 (556), 6 months: 15 (637), 3 months: 18 (621), 4 weeks: 14 (715), 1 week: 21 (678)

Average visitor rating: 9.4/10 from 136 review(s).


ArcoLinux (formerly ArchMerge) Summary
Distribution ArcoLinux
Home Page https://arcolinux.info/
https://arcolinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://arcolinuxforum.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://arcolinux.com/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://arcolinux.info/download/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
Reviews 19.x: Ordinatechnic
6.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.05.2
 • 2019-01-16: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.01.4
 • 2018-07-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1
 • More ArcoLinux releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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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Feature 19.10.1 18.12.7
Release Date 2019-10-11 2018-12-14
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 900-2600 900-2600
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop i3, Openbox, Xfce i3, Openbox, Xfce
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 19.10.1 18.12.7
Package 19.10.1 18.12.7
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.7
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.15.5) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.70) 77.0.3865.90 70.0.3538.110
cups (2.3.0) 2.3.0 2.2.9
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.45.4 1.44.4
firefox (70.0) 69.0.1 63.0.3
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 9.1.0 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.10.8
glibc (2.30) 2.29 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.10 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3
k3b (19.08.2) -- --
kmod (26) 26 25
krita (4.2.7.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.2) -- --
linux (5.3.7) 5.3.1 4.19.4
Package 19.10.1 18.12.7
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.1) 19.1.7 18.2.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (13) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.1a
perl (5.30.0) 5.30.0 5.28.0
php (7.3.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.1) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.4 3.7.1
qt (5.13.1) 5.13.1 5.11.2
samba (4.11.1) 4.10.8 --
systemd (243) 243.51 239
thunderbird (68.2.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.4
from 136 review(s)



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Version: 19.10.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-17
Votes: 2


Using Arcolinux for half a year now.

Arcolinux documentation and tutorials, together with the arch wiki, are a big pro. Good organized.
It stimulates me to learn and explore Linux more.

Their YouTube tutorials are growing everyday. Thanks to Erik Dubios.

I think this project brings arch closer to a bigger audience. You can install it like any other distro or be more specific with your ISO. Step by step they will guide you in these processes.

A minor point for me, are the Sardi icons as default. Though i see it fits the project. I just don't like them.

Very informative and challenging project. Big thumbs up!

My main DE is Arcolinux I3-gaps on a compaq 8200 elite.



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Version: 19.10.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-13
Votes: 17


I've been a proud user of this distro for 18 months - release-by-release, it's improving on any possible dimension. It runs so smoothly both on my old Thinkpad and the fancy workstation I use at the office.

Over the last six years, I gave also a chance at a couple of Debian- and Arch-based distros. I've got to say there's nothing that is minimally close to ArcoLinux.

Yup, E. Dubois is the man, definitely!


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Version: 19.09.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-06
Votes: 18


This is just awesome!

I dont know how they do it, but ArcoLinux boots SOOO fast!
I installed gnome cause I like the workspace/task swticher and even gnome is super snappy and fast in this distro!

Ive tried most of the other popular distros, but this is the best. I feel my hopping can stop now!
Thanks Arco devs


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