• Home Page, Headlines
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Packages, Package Management
 • Glossary, FAQ, Mobile Site
 • Search, Sitemap
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • CryptoCoin.cc

ArcoLinux RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: ArcoLinux


Last Update: 2018-12-12 11:46 UTC

ArcoLinux (previously called ArchMerge) is a distribution based on Arch Linux. The ArcoLinux project features two editions, one includes the Xfce, Openbox and i3 user interfaces. The second edition is a minimal, command line platform. ArcoLinux features video tutorials on its website and places a strong focus on learning how to use and customize the operating system.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 37 (259), 6 months: 23 (391), 3 months: 24 (444), 4 weeks: 23 (460), 1 week: 29 (363)

Average visitor rating: 9.39/10 from 51 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 --
Related Websites --
Reviews 6.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-07-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1
 • More ArcoLinux releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

(Please refer to the table below.)
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Linux Media
Linux Mint 19$5.95
Ubuntu 18.10$5.95
Debian 9.6.0$5.95
openSUSE 15.0$5.95
Manjaro 18.0$5.95
Fedora 29$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 19 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 18.10 16GB$14.95
Fedora 29 16GB$14.95

Free Shipping on orders over $20
Professional Quality
Click here to visit OSDisc.com now

Create Custom Stickers, Labels, Tattoos and Decals at StickerYou

As a valued partner and proud supporter of DistroWatch, StickerYou is happy to offer a 10% discount on all Custom Stickers, Business Labels, Roll Labels, Vinyl Lettering or Custom Decals. StickerYou is your one-stop shop to make your business stick! Use code DISTRO10 at the checkout page to apply your discount.

Feature 18.11.2
Release Date 2018-11-16
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 900-2000
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop i3, Openbox, Xfce
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 18.11.2
Package 18.11.2
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.7
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4
bind (9.13.5) --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) 70.0.3538.77
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4
firefox (64.0) 63.0.1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.6
glibc (2.28) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.3) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.2) 2.24.32
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3
k3b (18.12.0) --
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.1.7) --
libreoffice (6.1.3) --
linux (4.19.9) 4.18.16
Package 18.11.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.11) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.4
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.5) --
NVIDIA (415.18) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0
php (7.3.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) --
postfix (3.3.2) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 3.7.1
qt (5.12.0) 5.11.2
samba (4.9.3) 4.8.5
systemd (239) 239
thunderbird (60.3.3) --
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for ArcoLinux

Average rating
from 51 review(s)

What are your thoughts on ArcoLinux?
Please include a few pros and a few cons, along with your overall impression of the operating system.
Our FAQ page has tips on writing a good mini-review.


Rating:    out of 10

Comments (maximum 2,040 characters):

Past reviews - sort by:

Version: 18.11.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-12-13
Votes: 0

Great distro. I'd definitely say it requires a bit more know how than Manjaro, so it it doesn't help that the website is confusing as hell. During the setup some of the scripts broke so if I didn't know how to fix them I would have been screwed. Nonetheless, I've never been able to properly enjoy BSPWM before because I couldn't handle the setup, but now I can use it and it's my new favorite. Though many of the included things are very questionable choices, like Vivaldi as the default browser and Atom as the default text editor. I feel with a little polishing this could be even better than Manjaro, but as it is it is more of a toy than a practical distro to use as your daily driver. It's got many extra moving parts on top that probably make lots of sense if you made them but as a reasonable knowledgeable Linux user I'd say they are pretty confusing. So if you need something to do go ahead and use it just don't expect it to be smooth or stable. Too be far I]m sure one of the pre build ISOs are a bit more stable but I wouldnt hold my breathe.

Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 18.11.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-10
Votes: 3

Best installer available to install a very bare bones Arch system (ArcoLinuxD). The regular edition is bloated as hell, but if you only want to install a lightweight Arch system with your desktop of choice, then ArcoLinuxD is the place to start.

Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 18.11.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-04
Votes: 9

Arcolinux is bound for greatness. The distro is just too good for it to go under the radar unnoticed. Eventually, everyone will realize how fantastic this distro really is. So Bravo to Erik.... you've done a great job, and your team that you hired from the star ship enterprise has certainly held up their reputation. I use to be a big fan of antergos when it was essentially just a glorifed arch installer. However, these days for whatever reason antergos has gone down hill. I've also tried manjaros in the past and can't stand how they hold back packages so it was never my cup of tea. As of now, with conviction I can recommend Arco to any linux user that is interested in an arch based distro. If I HAD to fault arco with complaints... my complaint would be that it is just way too full service. There's several internet browsers, several text editors and is so tricked out with goodness it could be a lot for a user to chew on. That being said, this is also the selling point that it IS feature rich. It has so many cool scripts, text editors, gizmos, wallpapers (with awesome art), and if anything goes wrong? Erik will post a video onto youtube for you telling you how to fix the error! Yes, if you don't like all the features? they also have it set up so you can have a minimum install. You can even tailor your own personal version of arco. It's legit, my favorite distro. To be fair, I am also a reg vanilla arch user on 2 of my computers. I use arco for all my side work and so far it's made it over 6 months with no fail. It's fun, a great learning distro and it has fantastic support if something goes wrong. Have a problem? log onto discord and ask the team if they can help! Easy. The vision is there... the distro will make large waves mark my word.

Was this review helpful? Yes No

See all 51 reader reviews of ArcoLinux...

Copyright (C) 2001 - 2018 Atea Ataroa Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy. Change privacy settings.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen.

Contact, corrections and suggestions: Jesse Smith
Tips: BTC 1J5s35r7v8L3k2zmr3JmUfydzvdnsiNXm2 • PayPal.me/distrowatchweekly