And a review from last year from the some author :

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Looks cool. Ima go check it out in a VM.

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Having ArcoLinux installed on both my main production machine and my notebook and using ArcoLinux as my daily driver, I say ArcoLinux is an amazing distribution. The Calamares installer makes ArcoLinux crazy easy to install and with the custom added sections to quickly get popular additional software on top of the bare system (depending on the chosen ArcoLinux edition) to configure your system to your heart desires for a bit of a head start in comparison to other Arch-based distributions. The ability to choose between multiple DE and WM is brilliant and the ArcoLinux Tweak Tool allows user to install other DE or WM in a second, if you do not know how to do it manually. The rest is just a classic Arch Linux, after all. That being said, I really enjoy Erik Dubois’ (a creator and a developer of ArcoLinux) videos about ArcoLinux (YouTube link, Odysee link). I have learned a lot about GNU/Linux in general from him.

Learn, Have fun and Enjoy. – Erik Dubois

Nice! It sounds like a think layer on top of standard Arch, which is great! I use EndeavourOS myself, but I’ll check this one out when I get a chance. I love how these Arch installers just give you a well configured system upon install, then just let you use Arch as normal. When I tried Manjaro a few years ago, I found it’s integration a bit too deep. Eventually I ran into a bunch of package conflicts between the standard Arch repo and the Manjaro repo. Ever since I switched to Antergos (now Endeavour) I haven’t had any issues. ArcoLinux sounds similar!

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I understand what you mean. I have never experienced any of these issues with ArcoLinux, though. ArcoLinux has a few packages in its own repositories, but AFAIK, it is mostly the bare system and custom configuration packages, which various ArcoLinux editions use. From my experience, it is also reasonably easy to switch from ArcoLinux repositories, if need be (never had a reason to do so personally, so not really that sure about it). ArcoLinux team wants to grant a user with an absolute freedom to customize their system just the way they want and enjoy, not restrictioning the user to their preferred and promoted defaults. That is the reason they offer so much customization options in the installation process (unless the user wants just something working out of the box — in this case, ArxoLinuxL edition would be in order, I suppose) — all the system components to hand-pick, if desired, DE and WM, file systems, themes, etc. — afterwards, pursuing this goal, they let the user customize any part of the OS again, with all the power Arch-based distribution has to offer. But, helping with the customization a bit with their handy applications and scripts to make it even easier for the user, if handling and configuring it manually is not preferable. Now, I realize I sound a lot like an ArcoLinux fanboy (Is it the correct term one would use for praising my favourite distribution to the skies? Maybe. I do not know.), but that is probably, come to realize it now, because I really sort of am. ArcoLinux has proved to be everything I have hoped for while I was distro-hopping a while ago. I am just extremely comfortable here and do not see any reason to switch to anything else in a foreseeable future. I am having fun while getting the work done all at once. Definitely a win-win situation for me.

Amazing! I’ll definitely check it out next time I need to install Arch. Thanks for the info!

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Neat ! I’m eager to try it - edit - Tried an install, and looks pretty good on the whole. A lot of software choice (including closed source software for those who want it), and easy to start up Conky.

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