Arch Linux distro - Introduction

Arch Linux is a simple, lighweight Linux based distribution.

It follows a rolling-release model (current version is always up to date)

It provides a very comprehensive documentation within its wiki.

Arch Linux overview:

Arch compared to other distributions:

Package Manager and Build System

pacman: a lightweight, simple and fast package manager

Arch Build System, a ports-like system to make it easy to build and install packages from source.

The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether they are from the official repositories or the user's own builds.

Arch Linux community

Code of conduct:

IRC channels: #archlinux in


Arch Linux FAQ:

Getting Arch:

USB flash installation media:

Install Arch Linux on an USB key:

Installation guide:

Install Arch Linux from VirtualBox:

System maintenance

System maintenance:

Improving performance:

General recommendations: