Arch Linux

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Arch Linux
Company / developer Aaron Griffin and team[1]
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release March 11, 2002; 13 years ago (2002-03-11)
Latest stable release (Rolling release) / Installation medium 2014.07.03
Marketing target Power-users
Update method Pacman
Package manager Pacman
Supported platforms i686, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface Bash
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)[2]
Official website

Arch Linux (usually just called Arch) is a Linux-based operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit computers.[3] It mostly has free software included with it,[4] and supports community involvement.[5]

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.[6] 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. Licenses,, 2011-09-24, //, retrieved 2011-10-02
  3. "Arch Linux - About". // Retrieved 2011-09-27.
  4. "Explaining Why We Don't Endorse Other Systems". // Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  5. "Arch Linux". Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  6. "The Arch Way". 2009-10-09. // Retrieved 2013-03-18.