Article from Issue 266/2023

In the news: New Arch-Based Linux Distribution; elementary OS 7; Nitrux 2.5 with Kernel 6.0 and KDE Plasma 5.26; Zorin OS 16.02; Linus Torvalds Considers Dropping i486 Support; Firefox 106; First Release Candidate of Linux 6.1 Kernel; Juno Computers Announces New Tablet for Preorder; and VirtualBox 7.0.

New Arch-Based Linux Distribution Aims to be Beginner-Friendly

CachyOS ( has one goal, to create a beginner-friendly Arch-based Linux operating system that can be used by anyone, regardless of how much experience they might have.

One might think Arch wouldn't be the best distribution to serve as a base for such an operating system, but the developers have opted to go that route. And with the help of KDE Plasma, which is installed by default, the distribution certainly shows promise that they'll achieve their goal.

Of course, if KDE Plasma isn't your jam, you can go with Cutefish, i3, Gnome, Openbox, Wayfire, LXQT, bspwm, Kofuku, or Xfce.


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