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Latest comment: 6 September 2023 by Port19 in topic Add Asahi Linux

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Add Asahi Linux

Asahi Linux is a new Arch Linux ARM based distro with Mac M1 drivers included.--Gxbag (talk) 08:42, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The way to install this thing is to run a curl pipe, which retrieves an archive from a CDN and then extracts it and runs it as root. Questionable at best. -- Alad (talk) 23:12, 23 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Questionable maybe, but a kernel release has been pushed by Linus from it :D --Erus Iluvatar (talk) 17:58, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Considering Linus is the same man who calls security researchers "masturbating monkeys", this should come as no surprise... -- Alad (talk) 14:46, 24 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like the goal of the distribution is to die as soon as possible, it's probably not vital to have it listed here. --Erus Iluvatar (talk) 15:40, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Asahi Linux is a trail distribution for the development of firmware and software to support the Apple ARM chipsets, it plans to integrate into Arch Linux in the future thus is not planning to be an "Arch Based" distribution but more of a PR ready to be included in Arch Linux once the kernel support, drivers and software is there to support it, or that is what I understand of it so far.
However on the other hand, they do plan to keep the distribution for spitting edge releases and testing, so you could in theory add it as it won't completely dissolve, but I do not believe they plan to make it a general purpose Linux distribution like the others, more of "development distribution".
Personally +1 to adding it to the list provided you add a note that it is a distribution designed to develop and test drivers, not aimed towards general use (as far as I am aware)
Thanks, PolarianDev (talk) 13:24, 18 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Arch doesn't support ARM, so Avahi can't merge with it by definition. Otherwise nothing changed since writing my comment above. -- Alad (talk) 11:13, 19 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd like to chime in that by now, asahi is distancing itself from ALARM, as it moves towards a fedora base. I wouldn't expect the ALARM base to persist for longer than perhaps another year. Source -- Port19 (talk) 13:56, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A distribution created by Uzbek developers to deliver best localization support & most demanded uzbek softwares with its registry. We have our own website:, github org: and registry: —This unsigned comment is by UwUssimo (talk) 09:25, 30 August 2022 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!Reply[reply]

SteamOS 3.x / HoloISO

Valve switched their SteamOS operating system from an Ubuntu-based distribution to an Arch-based distribution. As wonderful as that is, an awareness for new Steam Deck users need to understand that SteamOS is not the same as "vanilla" Arch Linux. There's actually two places to get this distribution. One way is to get it from the Steam website (ideal for anyone who has a Steam Deck), the other is HoloISO (ideal if you've decided to run SteamOS on a home computer or another gaming device called an Ayaneo). Honestly, I ran SteamOS on a new gaming PC I built but "use mostly for work" because I initially had some trouble getting Arch running. The only downside is that some of the packages that Holo have have some older signature that are preventing a few things from installing such as FreeCAD and Calibre because an out of date package signature on the jxrlib package. (Strangely enough, I had the same issue when I was trying to install something on Arch Linux ARM about a year or so ago.)--JRCharney (talk) 20:52, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


CachyOS is an x86_64-v3 optimized distro. Rebuilds all the Arch packages against the x86_64_v3 (-O3) architecture. Started in 2021. Inspired by the ALHP project.

StarterX4 (talk) 09:58, 10 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you sure the packages are compiled with the -O3 GCC option? That is an aggressive compiler flag which should not be applied broadly across programs, since it needs to be benchmarked first. It is compiled for the x86_64_v3 platform;[1] I think you may have just made an incorrect assumption beyond that. Thanks, CodingKoopa (talk) 04:02, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


PersiaOS (Persian: سیستم عامل پرشیا) is a Iranian Multi Version free and open-source Linux distribution based on the Arch Linux[2]operating system developed by Persia Team under the management of Mohammad Hasan Javanmardi. It uses a GNOME 44 desktop environment[3] by default. PersiaOS offers 14 different versions for different use.[4][5]

—This unsigned comment is by Kiana (talk) 06:11, 3 May 2023. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


Parch Linux is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux, that tries to be pretty, easy to use, light, fast and stable.Parch (Persian Arch) was initially created to serve Persian-speaking users, but has since open to a wider community.

Mmdbalkhi (talk) 07:27, 4 May 2023 (UTC) Komeil Parseh <>Reply[reply]

Loong Arch Linux

Loong Arch Linux, an ArchLinux distribution ported for the LoongArch architecture, strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling release model. It can run on machines with Loongson 3A5000/3C5000(L) processors.

Yetist (talk) 04:07, 9 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]