Arch Linux GUI

Arch Linux GUI
Distribution of Linux
Release type
Initial version
Latest version
Initial release2021
User interfaceKDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE, i3, BSPWM
Package manager
Standard, Studio, Zen

Arch Linux GUI (also known as ALG) is a Linux distribution for Arch Linux. It provides a GUI installer, so the user can have a beginner-friendly installation for said distribution. It currently comes in 5 desktop environments and 2 window managers by default, unlike Fedora which had more than 5 and Manjaro which officialy comes with 3 desktop environments (others is available for community editions).

Like Arch Linux, it is a rolling release distribution, with no fixed release and simply provides updates to packages that are installed.

Branches[edit | edit source]

There are 3 braches of Arch Linux GUI. A list of these can be seen in this list.

Standard[edit | edit source]

Standard is the default branch, which provides the standard Linux kernel for Arch Linux and basic software preinstalled from chosen GUI.

Studio[edit | edit source]

The Studio branch provides the Linux-Xanmod-RT as the default kernel, Pipewire being the default audio driver, and provides various multimedia software.

Zen[edit | edit source]

The Zen edition is notably aimed towards gamers. It provides the linux-zen kernel, zsh as its default shell, the chaotic-aur repository being added, and a different filesystem called BTRFS. However, the EXT4 filesystem can still be used.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Fonts are missing for some languages. This includes the Japanese and Korean languages.

External links[edit | edit source]