Arch Linux

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Arch Linux
DeveloperAaron Griffin and team[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseMarch 11, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-03-11)
Latest release(Rolling release) / Installation medium 2015.08.01[2]
Marketing targetPower-users
Update methodPacman
Package managerPacman
Platformsi686, x86-64
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default user interfaceBash
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)[3]

Arch Linux (usually just called Arch) is a Linux-based operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit computers.[4] It mostly has free software included with it,[5] and supports community involvement.[6]

Arch Linux focuses on elegance, code correctness, minimalism, and simplicity, and to use it, the user needs to have a motive to learn about it.[7] A package manager made only for Arch Linux named "pacman" can be used to install, remove and update packages of software on the computer.

References[change | change source]

  1. Aaron Griffin, Lead Developer at ArchLinux
  2. "Arch Linux Downloads". Retrieved 2015-08-16.
  3. Licenses,, 2011-09-24, retrieved 2011-10-02
  4. "Arch Linux - About". Retrieved 2011-09-27.
  5. "Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems". Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  6. "Arch Linux". Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  7. "The Arch Way". 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2013-03-18.