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Last Update: 2019-02-15 16:18 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: 27 (357), 6 months: 21 (454), 3 months: 19 (513), 4 weeks: 18 (540), 1 week: 17 (553)

Average visitor rating: 9.41/10 from 66 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 --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-01-16: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.01.4
 • 2018-07-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1
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Feature 19.02.4 18.12.7
Release Date 2019-02-15 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 19.02.4 18.12.7
Package 19.02.4 18.12.7
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.8 1.1.7
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.13.6) -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) 72.0.3626.81 70.0.3538.110
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.9
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.44.4
firefox (65.0.1) 65.0 63.0.3
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.8
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.5) 2.24.32 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.38) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3
k3b (18.12.2) -- --
kmod (26) 25 25
krita (4.1.7) -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) -- --
linux (4.20.10) 4.20.6 4.19.4
Package 19.02.4 18.12.7
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- --
mesa (18.3.3) 18.3.2 18.2.5
mysql (8.0.15) -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (11.0.1) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.1a
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.28.0
php (7.3.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.0) -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.2 3.7.1
qt (5.12.1) 5.12.0 5.11.2
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4 --
systemd (241) 240.34 239
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.3

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Version: 19.02.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-16
Votes: 0

I have been a Linux user for sometime and have used many distros but being new to Arch i needed something i could pick up and customize without a huge learning curve, cue the ArcoLinux theme song. The head developer hosts video turorials and post everything via YouTube that you can imagine, every in and out of the OS. The community is very helpful and the devs are accesible on Discord and in no time you will have Arch system you always wanted. The desktop selection makes everyone happy. I am running this on my laptop, virtual machines and soon another desktop. I went full Arco check it out and see what your flavor is.

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Version: 19.01.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-02-10
Votes: 6

In the first Highlander there could be only one. I've been using this for ten months now and it just keeps getting better. The pksyua command is fantastic for updating your system. I've continued to try other distros, old and new and I always come back to arcolinux. I have it on several machines and it has no equal. I've even tried the newer up and coming arch distros and some of them should never have been released. This is the distro that will reset the bar for all other distros if it's community keeps going at its current rate. It is the most stable system I have used in years. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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Version: 19.01.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-29
Votes: 15

I am using ArcolinuxB Mate......wow!
I have never used any Arch system before, ArcoLinuxB encouraged me to try one and it has won me over in a big way. Cannot say how much I love it, it just works, online documentation seems great too.

This is deffinately my NEW daily OS.

Excelent work by the devs on this one.

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