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10.08.13

The Arch Family Has a New Release, Flexibility the Key

Posted in GNU/Linux at 1:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Arch Linux 2013.10.01 has been released

Arch Linux 2013.10.01 has been released [1] with new software [2] and core changes [3], even derivatives [4] that use lightweight desktop environments like [5-7]. The argument made by Arch proponents is that performance and overall experience improve when one builds and customises one’s own GNU/Linux distribution.

The Arch Wiki says it is a “general purpose GNU/Linux distribution versatile enough to suit any role.” Many people I know are now using Arch for this reason.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Arch Linux 2013.10.01 Is Now Available for Download

    Today, October 1, 2013, the Arch Linux developers unveiled the monthly ISO image of their powerful and popular operating system, Arch Linux 2013.10.01.

  2. How to find required software effectively on Arch Linux
  3. Arch Linux Deprecates /etc/sysctl.conf, User Intervention Required
  4. First impressions of ArchBang Linux 2013.09.01

    The ArchBang Linux operating system is based on the Arch Linux distribution and maintains a rolling release upgrade model.

    [...]

    My experience with ArchBang was, in a word, sparse, with few features and no bugs.

  5. WindowMaker-style menus in GNUstep?

    Well the obvious way is to install theme enabling this feature. However, you may want to tweak just a certain feature or customize the default look.

  6. Sugar, A Desktop Environment For Kids

    Sugar is a free and open source desktop environment which can be installed on a variety of operating systems, including several Linux distributions and within virtual machines on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The goal of this desktop environment is to help kids all over the world in their learning activities. Sugar was initially released May 2006, the actual stable release is 0.98.5 which was released on March 8 2013, five months ago. Sugar is still in development Sugar Labs and it is written in Python, PyGTK, GTK+.

  7. Elive has a new house!

    For those of us who are waiting for the new version of Elive to come out, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the Elive project has a new site.

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