Talk:Arch-based distributions

From ArchWiki

Excluded projects

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

  • 3du Arch, [1]
  • Archcraft, [2]
  • Arch Installer, [3]
  • Arch Rescue Kit, [4]
  • Arch USB OS, [5]
  • CondresOS, [6], [7]
  • Happy Hacking Linux, [8]
  • Namib, [9], [10]
  • Zen Installer, [11] *2016, previously OBRevenge, Revenge OS

If trademark misuse problems have been addressed since, please create a separate thread below.

-- ArchWiki:Maintenance Team


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 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 :
--Erus Iluvatar (talk) 09:17, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Redirects for Arch-based distributions

There are a few redirects, e.g FaunOS and BlackArch but e.g no Manjaro (see Special:WhatLinksHere/Arch-based distributions). Do we want those kind of redirects? If not, those existing ones need to be deleted.

In my opinion it makes sense to have some for the most popular ones, but it is hard to define "popular".

-- NetSysFire (talk) 00:21, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

I would remove all of them. Defining what is "popular" is a movable feast and will only encourage bikeshedding. A simple policy of disallowing pages of Arch-based distributions means they are all treated equally, ie., deleted. -- Jasonwryan (talk) 00:53, 13 November 2021 (UTC)
+1, burn them all -- Alad (talk) 18:15, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
How will you burn an inflammable redirect with an old history? — Lahwaacz (talk) 04:13, 6 December 2021 (UTC)

Crystal Linux

Hi! As best we know, we (the Crystal developers) aren't misuing the Arch trademarks, so we would love to be listed here! You all do great work! (Our website is here: SomethingGeneric (talk) 18:07, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

That website only contains an .iso. Is the development internal, or are the sources available somewhere? -- Alad (talk) 10:47, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Broken section link

Hi, looks like CyberOS has a new website :

--Erus Iluvatar (talk) 09:14, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Seems like the domain moved from to I've removed the entry for now, until the project has a stable domain (or is hosted on a known hoster like github). -- Alad (talk) 15:49, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Arch Hurd should be moved to the inactive section

Arch Hurd's last update to its packages was on 2019-05-05:

Silejonu (talk) 12:30, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

The last bootstrap image is from 5 months ago. [12] -- Alad (talk) 18:39, 20 December 2021 (UTC)