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ArchLabs Linux

Last Update: 2018-12-18 09:50 UTC


ArchLabs is a distribution based on Arch Linux and featuring the Openbox window manager as the primary desktop interface. ArchLabs is a 64-bit, rolling release distribution which provides a live DVD. The distribution can be installed using the AL-Installer system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 39 (260), 6 months: 57 (202), 3 months: 47 (251), 4 weeks: 57 (220), 1 week: 77 (120)

Average visitor rating: 8.95/10 from 80 review(s).


Archlabs
Distribution ArchLabs Linux
Home Page https://archlabslinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.archlabslinux.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://archlabslinux.gitlab.io/docs/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://archlabslinux.com/get-archlabs-2/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-12-18: Distribution Release: ArchLabs Linux 2018.12.17
 • 2018-05-11: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2018.05
 • 2018-02-26: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2018.02
 • 2017-12-23: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.12
 • 2017-10-24: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.10
 • 2017-09-17: Distribution Release: ArchLabs 2017.09
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Feature 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
Release Date 2018-12-18 2018-07-29 2017-12-23 2017-07-07
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 800-900 900-1000 1700-1800 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text-mode Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop i3-gaps, bspwm, Cinnamon, dwm, GNOME, KDE Plasma, Openbox, Xfce Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4, jfs, nilfs2, reiserfs, xfs ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
Package 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.7 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.4.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.6) -- -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- -- -- 59.0.3071.115
cups (2.2.10) -- -- -- 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 -- 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.4 1.44.3 1.43.7 1.43.4
firefox (65.0.1) -- 61.0.1 57.0.2 54.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 -- --
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- 7.2.0 7.1.1
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- 2.8.22
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.27 2.26 2.25
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.2 3.22.30 3.22.26 3.22.16
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- 0.92.1
k3b (18.12.2) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 24
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) -- -- -- --
linux (4.20.10) 4.19.9 4.17.10 4.14.8 4.11.9
Package 2018.12.17 2018.07 2017.12 5.0
R2-D2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.3.4) 18.3.1 18.1.4 17.3.0 17.1.4
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.0h 1.1.0g 1.1.0f
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.2) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.1 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.6.1
qt (5.12.1) -- -- 5.9.2 5.9.1
samba (4.9.4) 4.8.3 4.8.3 4.7.3 4.6.5
systemd (241) 239 239 236 233
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- -- 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.0 1.19.5 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-24
Votes: 10


Really, really love Archlabs. Long time Linux user - I would use i3 wm on top of a Lxde desktop, usually from Manjaro. Discovered Archlabs i3 setup on a recent, forced distrohop. My goodness what an absolute beauty. Wish I'd found it sooner - i3wm is optimised in ways I'd never considered and my netbook is cool and flying.


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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-01-10
Votes: 10


really excited about this release until I tried to install it, been with Linux and Arch for 10 years and this was strickly the installer and not the distribution.

Very good looking distribution from screenshots that I have seen, not going to waste my time with trying to get it up and going after 3rd try. Really interested with multiple choice window manager from the installer.

Think it is best and good advice not to rush a release and upload it as sunstandard. Agree with others that there are a lot of downloads versus a very small and weal forum.

Like ArchLabs, think they will prevail and get their issues worked out, just not for me now


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Version: 2018.12.17
Rating: 2
Date: 2018-12-29
Votes: 12


Prefered AL's release prior to this current one, not sure what to think of it. AL has been my favorite daily driver until now.

Cons: Installer, don't like it because of just buggy.
Lags when opening applications
High memory usage
Too many running processes when idle

Pros: Nice icons and themes

Not sure what is happening with ArchLabs, simply not the best they have done.


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