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Last Update: 2019-07-31 02:19 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 (511), 6 months: 18 (563), 3 months: 18 (568), 4 weeks: 18 (512), 1 week: 27 (456)

Average visitor rating: 9.36/10 from 120 review(s).

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

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, 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...

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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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Feature 19.07.11 18.12.7
Release Date 2019-07-18 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 19.07.11 18.12.7
Package 19.07.11 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 (9.15.3) -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) 75.0.3770.142 70.0.3538.110
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.11 2.2.9
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.45.3 1.44.4
firefox (68.0.2) 68.0 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 (3.32.2) -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.10 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3
k3b (19.08.0) -- --
kmod (26) 26 25
krita (4.2.5) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.0) -- --
linux (5.2.9) 5.2.1 4.19.4
Package 19.07.11 18.12.7
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.7) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- --
mesa (19.1.5) 19.1.2 18.2.5
mysql (8.0.17) -- --
nautilus (3.32.3) -- --
NVIDIA (430.40) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1c 1.1.1a
perl (5.30.0) 5.30.0 5.28.0
php (7.3.8) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- --
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3 3.7.1
qt (5.13.0) 5.13.0 5.11.2
samba (4.10.7) 4.10.6 --
systemd (242) 242 239
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.13.5 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.3

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Version: 19.07.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-23
Votes: 0

This is one topnotch distro. Easy to install. Easy to customize.Intuitive and fast.

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Version: 19.07.11
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 29


This is it
For the elderly and newcomer this is one
  easy distro, in particular the way Eric Dubois explains everything in his youtube videos.
  Is a help to overcome your scare and
  continue to learn and explore

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Version: 19.07.11
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-09
Votes: 21

A lot of people say Arch is not easy. The Arcoteam has made Arch Easy.

There are so many ISO install options possible with a lot of different desktops to choose from.
You can choose from Full version install with a complete working system.
Or you can decide to learn more about the system and start from a minimal installation with help of little scripts to build up the system yourself.
The Arcoteam their website has A LOT of useful information.
A good mix between video tutorials and of course the big good managed Arch Wiki (FORUM).

Not long ago i used Debian based distro's and ended up with MXLinux as my last main system. Mainly Gui use. A little bit of terminal experience, but not that great.

I always had a bit like Arch = AAARRCH. Terminal, code and endless reading. Hmmm.
Indeed you need to read. Not especially more than i did with Debian. To avoid the rtfm from other people.
But That's where Erik Dubios from the Arcolinux team comes in. He has made more than 1000 video tutorials.
The Full versions are complete and ready to go.

Try it in a Vbox and see for yourself. you will not be disappointed.

I installed ArcolinuxD I3 . Tried Xfce and Openbox.

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