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DistroWatch.com: Antergos

Antergos

Last Update: 2017-06-04 07:21 UTC


Antergos is a modern, elegant and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux. It started life under the name of Cinnarch, combining the Cinnamon desktop with the Arch Linux distribution, but the project has moved on from its original goals and now offers a choice of several desktops, including GNOME 3 (default), Cinnamon, Razor-qt and Xfce. Antergos also provides its own graphical installation program.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 10 (863), 6 months: 6 (1,092), 3 months: 5 (1,197), 4 weeks: 4 (1,352), 1 week: 4 (1,501)

Average visitor rating: 9.02/10 from 55 review(s).


Antergos Summary
Distribution Antergos (formerly Cinnarch)
Home Page https://www.antergos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.antergos.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.antergos.com/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.antergos.com/try-it/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.antergos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2015-04-12: Distribution Release: Antergos 2015.04.12
 • 2014-05-27: Distribution Release: Antergos 2014.05.26
 • 2013-11-17: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.11.17
 • 2013-08-22: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.08.20
 • 2013-05-13: Distribution Release: Antergos 2013.05.12
 • 2013-04-05: Development Release: Cinnarch 2013.04.05
 • 2013-01-23: Development Release: Cinnarch 2013.01.23
 • 2012-12-21: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.12.21
 • 2012-11-23: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.11.22
 • 2012-10-05: Development Release: Cinnarch 2012.10.01
 • More Antergos releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-06-15 Antergos phasing out 32-bit
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Feature 17.6 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Release Date 2017-06-03 2016-11-20 2015-12-29 2014-08-07 2013-11-17
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Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
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Asian Language Support zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List 17.6 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
Package 17.6 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) 58.0.3029.110 54.0.2840.100 47.0.2526.106 36.0.1985.125 31.0.1650.57
cups (2.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- 4.3.3 -- --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.11 1.42.8
firefox (54.0) -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.8) 2.8 2.7 2.6.2 2.5.3 2.5.0.1
gcc (7.1.0) 7.1.1 6.2.1 5.3.0 -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.25) 2.25 2.24 2.22 2.19 2.18
gnome-shell (3.24.2) 3.24.2 3.22.2 3.18.3 3.12.2 3.10.2.1
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 --
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.15 3.22.4 3.18.6 3.12.2 3.10.4
httpd (2.4.26) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 24 23 22 18 15
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- --
libreoffice (5.3.4) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.11.7) 4.11.3 4.8.8 4.2.5 3.15.8 3.12
Package 17.6 2016.11.20 2015.12.29 2014.08.07 2013.11.17
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 17.1.0 13.0.1 11.1.0 10.2.5 9.2.3
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.1 3.18.4 3.12.2 3.10.1
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) -- -- -- -- --
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1h 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.24.0 5.22.1 5.20.0 5.18.1
php (7.1.6) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.1 3.4.1 3.3.2
qt (5.9.0) -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.10 4.5.1 4.3.3 4.1.11 4.1.1
systemd (233) 232 231 228 215 208
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- --
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.14.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Antergos

Average rating
9.0
from 55 review(s)



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Version: 17.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-23
Votes: 1


I've always wanted to use Arch but im not well knowledgeable with its install process or doing mostly terminal commands. Antergos made things easier to install and the option to choose you DE right at install makes it easier to choose from compared having to make multiple install disks/usb for different DE version.

I rate for 8 due to it relies heavily to be connected to the internet when installing. it would have been a great option if you can install the most basic with the DE you choose and worry later about updates when you already have it installed.

Install process breaks often though and prompts you to restart from the very beginning, meaning all previously downloaded stuff needs to be redownloaded, Mirrors gets lost even if you just newly created new mirrorlists using reflector and rankmirrors tools.


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Version: 17.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-15
Votes: 20


Arch Linux Base with a beautiful look anf feel thanks to the numix icon theme and an easy to use but super solid installer. Rolling release with up to date packages. I would stick with Arch but the installer of Antergos makes things sooo easy - couldn't resist.

Antergos = Arch Linux base with it's superb package management tools + easy to use Installer + nice looking gui =


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Version: 17.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-14
Votes: 8


Sehr gelungene Distribution.
So gut wie ein original Arch-Linux, aber viel einfacher zu installieren. Dank sehr übersichtlichen grafischen Installer.
In dem man schon bei der Installation, so manche Software auswählen oder abwählen kann.
Läuft alles sehr stabil und schnell.

Very successful distribution.
As good as an original Arch Linux, but much easier to install. Thanks to very clear graphical installer.
In the already one of the installation, some software can select or unselect.
Runs very stable and fast.


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