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ArcoLinux

Last Update: 2019-05-15 14:10 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: 20 (444), 6 months: 19 (524), 3 months: 17 (540), 4 weeks: 12 (691), 1 week: 4 (1,712)

Average visitor rating: 9.33/10 from 96 review(s).


ArcoLinux (formerly ArchMerge) Summary
Distribution ArcoLinux
Home Page https://arcolinux.info/
https://arcolinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://arcolinuxforum.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://arcolinux.com/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://arcolinux.info/download/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.05.2
 • 2019-01-16: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 19.01.4
 • 2018-07-15: Distribution Release: ArcoLinux 6.9.1
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  • 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.
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Feature 19.05.2 18.12.7
Release Date 2019-05-15 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 19.05.2 18.12.7
Package 19.05.2 18.12.7
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.7
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4
bind (9.15.0) -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.157) 74.0.3729.131 70.0.3538.110
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.2.9
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) 1.45.0 1.44.4
firefox (66.0.5) 66.0.3 63.0.3
freetype (2.10.0) 2.10.0 2.9.1
gcc (9.1.0) 8.3.0 8.2.1
gimp (2.10.10) 2.10.10 2.10.8
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.28
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.8) 3.24.7 3.24.1
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3
k3b (19.04.1) -- --
kmod (26) 26 25
krita (4.1.8) -- --
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- --
linux (5.1.3) 5.0.10 4.19.4
Package 19.05.2 18.12.7
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- --
mesa (19.0.4) 19.0.3 18.2.5
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1b 1.1.1a
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.2 5.28.0
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
qt (5.12.3) 5.12.3 5.11.2
samba (4.10.3) 4.10.2 --
systemd (242) 242.19 239
thunderbird (60.7.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.13.3 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.3

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Version: 19.05.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-05-19
Votes: 1


A lot of problems with the Plasma edition, icons are missing, fonts are too light. Attempting to fix using customization just compounds the issues. Looks to me like this project needs a few more years of development.


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Version: 19.05.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-19
Votes: 3


I think its a great concept.

I installed Arcolinux and then took their OpenBox script and changed it around to create an IceWM install instead. They have different levels of the same/similar OS so someone can learn a step at a time. I didn't notice messed up fonts or anything, but I'm a function is priority #1 guy, and this does work..

Beyond the basic version it takes time to learn, but that should be expected if you really do want to learn and not just use what was provided.

Its based on Arch, so that has good points, but when you need things outside from AUR, its takes more time and effort than just installing a repo package, because you need to run the scripts to compile and install, which are provided, so you learn from them.

1. Easy distro for anyone to install and learn to tweak

2. Basic distro building scripts for different flavors just install them

3. Take a script you installed and change it around to create a flavor you want

4. Create a whole distro from it


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Version: 19.05.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-17
Votes: 8


My favorite Arch based distro I've tried so far. Works great with XFCE and runs cooler than other DEs I usually use

I installed it alongside another distro and had no problems





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