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SwagArch GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-05-01 13:08 UTC


SwagArch is a GNU/Linux desktop distribution based on Arch Linux. The SwagArch distribution features a live DVD that runs the Xfce desktop and uses the Calamares graphical system installer. SwagArch offers popular FOSS applications pre-installed, including Firefox and the VLC multimedia player.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 65 (164), 6 months: 74 (168), 3 months: 75 (169), 4 weeks: 88 (159), 1 week: 108 (102)

Average visitor rating: 8.73/10 from 37 review(s).


SwagArch Summary
Distribution SwagArch GNU/Linux
Home Page https://swagarch.gitlab.io/
Mailing Lists https://swagarch.gitlab.io/#mastodon
User Forums --
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Documentation --
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Download Mirrors https://swagarch.gitlab.io/#downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://gitlab.com/SwagArch/swagarch-build/issues
Related Websites Arch Linux Wiki
Reviews 18.x: Dedoimedo
2017.x: DistroWatch
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 • 2018-03-01: Distribution Release: SwagArch GNU/Linux 18.03
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Feature 19.05 18.12 17.12
Release Date 2019-05-01 2018-12-03 2017-12-01
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1200-1300 1100-1300
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie Xfce Xfce
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 19.05 18.12 17.12
Package 19.05 18.12 17.12
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.7 1.1.5
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.0) -- -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.157) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.6
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) 1.45.0 1.44.4 1.43.7
firefox (67.0) 66.0.3 63.0.3 57.0.1
freetype (2.10.0) 2.10.0 2.9.1 2.8.1
gcc (9.1.0) -- 8.2.1 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.10) 2.10.10 2.10.8 2.8.22
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.28 2.26
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.8) 3.24.8 3.24.1 3.22.26
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.39 -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.04.1) -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 25 24
krita (4.1.8) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- -- --
linux (5.1.3) 5.0.10 4.19.4 4.13.12
Package 19.05 18.12 17.12
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.15) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.0.4) 19.0.3 18.2.5 17.2.6
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.32.0 -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1 --
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1b 1.1.1a 1.1.0g
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.2 5.28.0 5.26.1
php (7.3.5) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.7.3 3.7.1 3.6.3
qt (5.12.3) 5.12.3 5.11.2 5.9.3
samba (4.10.3) 4.10.2 4.9.3 4.7.3
systemd (242) 242 239 235
thunderbird (60.7.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- -- --
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.3 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
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Version: 19.04
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-04-07
Votes: 0


Don't waste your time. After installation it freezes on the initial update. Tried a fresh download of the entire program 4 times, each time it went to update it would just sit there, the last time for 3 hrs. waiting for an initial update. IMHO this is not ready for prime time. I might add that I tried all of this on a brand new Google pixelbook, so it was top notch hardware on a very fast network. Not sure if there is a bug in the program or the update mirrors are on a different planet, but I wasted a lot of time to try this distro out. Moving on to another linux distro.


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Version: 18.12
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-02
Votes: 1


Great distro with 1 problem, for me at least. The lack of desktop xfce right click menu is something I do not understand. Other than that, it is fast like all arch distros,


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 19.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-29
Votes: 18


Speedy!

Quick to install, easy to install, the power and functionality of Arch along with all the benefits of bleeding-edge updates should you want them.

The SwagArch team should be proud of what they have acheived with this distro - just the right amount of software in the ISO, with no bloat that I have found.

Any downsides? Well, yes there are.

1) Not everyone will like the desktop style (somewhat Mac-like with plank and the Whisker menu location) - personally, I like it and if I didn't I could easily change it.

2) Watch your step with the 'liveuser' account that is left behind post installation - it has no password and can be root.... Simply remove the liveuser, disable the liveuser or give it a password if you want to keep it.

Give SwagArch a go - you might just like what the author is doing!


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