Talk:Arch-based distributions

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Following projects are excluded since they were found to misuse the Arch Linux trademark:

  • 3du Arch
  • Archcraft
  • Arch Installer
  • Arch Rescue Kit
  • Arch USB OS
  • CondresOS
  • Happy Hacking Linux
  • Namib
  • Zen Installer

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miraclx/ArtanOS

I have been fixing a few dead links and unfortunately there are very few traces left of miraclx OS/ArtanOS.

If you have any clues to where it went, please help us find a non-dead URL! Unfortunately none of the pages were archived by the Wayback Machine, most likely because they were hosted on github and gitlab before these were archived as a whole. The "best" clue I found so far is https://github.com/miraclx/artlock-classic but all the relevant links in there are dead and not archived.

-- NetSysFire (talk) 07:56, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

I have not found any recent links, the only mention of it is on it's former developer's linkedin profile : https://ng.linkedin.com/in/miraclx.
--Erus Iluvatar (talk) 09:17, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
If people want to erase all traces of their work from the Internet, maybe we should endulge them? (Especially for something inherently ephemeral like an Arch spinoff.) -- Alad (talk) 14:51, 24 August 2022 (UTC)

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)

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)
Questionable maybe, but a kernel release has been pushed by Linus from it :D --Erus Iluvatar (talk) 17:58, 23 August 2022 (UTC)
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)
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)

Add Linux Mint Arch Edition

A new project I and a few others have been working on recently. An easy to install, Linux Mint-like, stable Arch based distribution.

The page is available at https://github.com/LinuxMintArchEdition . Archimax (talk) 03:16, 25 August 2022 (UTC) Archimax

There doesn't seem to be anything here apart from an "installer" [1] which installs some cinnamon packages with yayAUR. -- Alad (talk) 15:03, 25 August 2022 (UTC)
There is more than an installer in the works, we have not only an ISO, we also have multiple editions and a planned i686 release. We will also try to have everything already there for users. In the future, we plan to try and have an openrc based release instead of systemd. Archimax (talk) 22:49, 26 August 2022 (UTC) Archimax
Then the entry can be added in the future. -- Alad (talk) 16:10, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Anarchy Linux

Anarchy Linux is now an archived project. Previously, it was only an installer. Before, it was a distribution. —This unsigned comment is by Jujudusud (talk) 21:32, 28 August 2022 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Xinux

A distribution created by Uzbek developers to deliver best localization support & most demanded uzbek softwares with its registry. We have our own website: https://xinux.uz, github org: https://github.com/uzinfocom-org and registry: https://mirror.dc.uz/xinux —This unsigned comment is by UwUssimo (talk) 09:25, 30 August 2022 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

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)

CachyOS

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.
https://cachyos.org/
https://github.com/CachyOS
https://sourceforge.net/projects/cachyos-arch/

StarterX4 (talk) 09:58, 10 November 2022 (UTC)

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;[2] I think you may have just made an incorrect assumption beyond that. Thanks, CodingKoopa (talk) 04:02, 15 November 2022 (UTC)