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===Access control===
 
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===Boot process===
 
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===Graphical user interface===
 
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===Networking===
 
===Networking===
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===Package management===
 
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==Ideas==
 
==Ideas==

Latest revision as of 19:09, 26 July 2015

Implemented

Access control

Users and groups are used on GNU/Linux for access control. The superuser (root) has complete access to the operating system and its configuration; it is intended for administrative use only. Unprivileged users can use the su and sudo programs for controlled privilege escalation.

Boot process

In order to boot Arch Linux, a Linux-capable boot loader such as GRUB, Syslinux, LILO or GRUB Legacy must be installed to the Master Boot Record or the GUID Partition Table. The boot loader is responsible for loading the kernel and initial ramdisk before initiating the boot process.

Graphical user interface

The Xorg project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System – the foundation for a graphical user interface. Desktop environments such as Enlightenment, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, and Xfce provide a complete graphical environment. Various window managers offer alternative and novel environments, and may be used standalone to conserve system resources. Display managers provide a graphical login prompt.

Networking

Arch Linux provides netctl for network management. netctl supports wired connections on desktops and servers, as well as wireless setups and roaming for mobile users, facilitating easy management of network profiles. For alternatives see Network managers.

Package management

Packages in Arch Linux are built using makepkg and a custom build script for each package (known as a PKGBUILD). Once packaged, software can be installed and managed with pacman. PKGBUILDs for software in the official repositories are available from the ABS tree; thousands more are available from the (unsupported) Arch User Repository.

Ideas

Common applications

System recovery

Sound