Simple, Lightweight: Arch Linux 2009.08

Aug 11, 2009

The new Arch Linux distro is available in version 2009.08 with updated software. A new installer is included.

The new installation based on Arch Linux Installation Framework (AIF) provides an improved hard disk editor that supports LVM and encryption through Dm-crypt. It also allows automated installations using a configuration file. Users can create their own installation routines based on AIF.

The update software includes Kernel 2.6.30.4-1, Udev 141-5 and the Pacman 3.3.0-3 package manager. The Arch Linux wiki has a detailed list of the delivered software versions. The installation guide accompanies it.

Arch Linux is optimized for i686 and x86_64 processors. ISO images for CDs, DVDs and USB sticks are available per BitTorrent, FTP or HTTP on the project's download page.

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  • Couldn't agree more with Meskarune

    I couldn't agree more with Meskarune . I love this distro!
  • GREAT DISTRIBUTION

    I've fallen in love with arch linux. Its like the genius child of debian and bsd. You can install programs with their fantastic package manager, or install them from source with a ports like system. Installing packages from source in arch is easier than any other distribution I've used. Once installed, everything worked perfectly, and the updates haven't broken anything yet. I would highly recomend that people check this distsribution out.
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