All the Linux distributions that I’ve covered by now on the blog are Debian or Ubuntu based. But, In this blog we are gonna check out a whole new Linux Distribution that is built from scratch and is used by many developers as daily driver.
Arch Linux is an independently developed Canadian Linux Distribution that is available exclusively for x86_64 only. It uses Package Manager AKA PacMan to provide updates and installed applications with full dependency tracking like APT in Debian and Ubuntu based distributions.
The Arch Linux comes with most Linux Desktop Environments like Cinnamon, Enlightenment, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, and Xfce. The OS is used in and as Servers due to its solid build and fast data transfers.
In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.
In my opinion, The Linux Distribution is quite good at what it does. I mean it’s fast, minimal, convenient and easy. PacMan has everything you need and I personally used Snaps which I installed with a little help. 🙂
All in all, It’s a well developed Linux Distribution and its used in servers. So, it must have a pretty solid base. Choices of DEs also makes it a feasible choice.
The Linux Distribution is ranked at 18 on Distrowatch.com ( with 614 hits per day ).
Installation of this distribution is not quite familiar to Debian. The method is a bit complicated and can be understood here or check out the video that follows.
To download the .iso image of the Linux Distribution, click here.