A user-friendly Arch Linux derivative

New Life

© Photo by The Lucky Neko on Unsplash

© Photo by The Lucky Neko on Unsplash

Article from Issue 241/2020

RebornOS offers an innovative alternative to Arch Linux that will appeal to Linux newcomers.

Arch Linux has the reputation of being difficult for beginners and users switching from other operating systems. Several projects have tried to remedy this situation. RebornOS [1], a young derivative based on the discontinued Antergos, offers a user-friendly alternative, while retaining the advantages of Arch Linux.


RebornOS makes it easy to get started, offering many graphical dialogs and tools. The developers focus on seamless integration of innovative technologies and the easiest possible installation of the operating system. RebornOS is available as a single hybrid ISO image with a size of about 2.1GB, which is designed for 64-bit hardware only.

After creating the boot media, you boot from it into a GRUB menu. Besides the various standard options, GRUB lets you boot RebornOS as a Live system, but it does not offer an option for installing directly from disc.


Use Express-Checkout link below to read the full article (PDF).

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • This Month's DVD

    This month's DVD features two great distributions, Fedora 19 Security Spin and Kali Linux.

  • Android in a Box

    Need Android apps in a separate window on the Linux desktop? Anbox is the answer. Unlike common Android emulators, the software relies on LXC containers and kernel namespaces. We tested the pre-alpha version.

  • Manjaro and Antergos

    Manjaro and Antergos put the power of Arch Linux in a beginner-friendly form.

  • Arch Linux

    If you’re looking for a fast, stable system without the GUI goo, try Arch Linux.

  • New Versions of Arch Linux and Zenwalk

    The developers of Arch Linux and Zenwalk have just released the latest versions of their distributions. Both rely on kernel and claim to be lean and fast.

comments powered by Disqus

Direct Download

Read full article as PDF:

Price $2.95