Garuda Linux

Garuda Linux
Distribution of Linux
Release type
Initial version
Latest version
Initial release26 March 2020
User interfaceKDE Plasma, GNOME, Xfce, LXQt, Cinnamon, Qtile, i3, Sway
Package manager
Standard, Community, Barebones
Based on
Arch Linux, BlackArch Linux (Dr460nized BlackArch)

Garuda Linux is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux that aims to provide colourful desktop environment. It is named after Garuda, a legendary bird in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faith. It is also aimed at the gaming industry, with pre-installed tools that makes installing gaming software easier out of the box, the linux-zen kernel, and the BTRFS file system.

Like Arch Linux, it is a rolling release distribution. With no fixed release and simply updates packages installed.

KDE Variants[edit | edit source]

The KDE Versions have 3 variants. These include the following:

Dr460nized[edit | edit source]

This is the default version. It has the default settings and software.

Dr460nized Gaming[edit | edit source]

This version is aimed the most at gamers. It ships with gaming tools, emulators, etc.

Dr460nized BlackArch[edit | edit source]

Based on BlackArch, it is intended as a version for penetration testing. It provides tons of cybersecurity software installed by default.

Quirks[edit | edit source]

  • It is optimized heavily for use on real hardware and when used on a virtual machine will not result in a proper experience.

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