Top 5 Active Arch derived Linux distributions
Antergos is a rolling release distribution and provide a modern, elegant, and powerful operating system based on Arch Linux with choice of Desktop Environment and utilizes Arch Linux official repositories and the AUR, along with its own software repositories. Whoever having challenge to install Arch Linux, they are welcome to Antergos.
Due to the rolling release Your entire system (include base OS components & applications that you installed) will be upgrade to latest rolling release, when receive updates as they are released upstream, with only a minimal delay to ensure stability.
Antergos is available in many languages including English, Spanish, and more. You can choose the prepared language on language selection while installing Angergos. Its default configuration provides you with a ready-to-use system and no need to install additional software’s. Directly surf the web, listen to music, watch videos, and do anything else you like.
The Project was first released in July 2012 as Cinnarch with Cinnamon desktop. Due to rolling release they faced lots GTK compatibility libraries issues on Cinnamon, So, in April 2013 the team switched the default desktop environment from Cinnamon to GNOME to avoid further GTK compatibility libraries issue.
The distribution was renamed to Antergos and released under the new name in May 2013 and became very famous. Ranked among the top 30 most popular distributions at DistroWatch on May 2013. Currently it’s ranked 16th at DistroWatch on Oct 2016.
Antergos features the graphical installer
Cnchi. By default it boots into a GNOME desktop and during the installation it’s allowing users to select their favorite desktop (Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, MATE, Openbox & Xfce). It’s included the Numix GTK Theme & Icon Theme by default.
ArchBang is One of the best distro based on minimal Arch Linux. As the name implies you can easily understand about the distribution. It is fast, stable, lightweight rolling release distribution with combination of OpenBox window manager and always up to date.
ArchBang is especially designed for old or low-end hardware with high performance and low resource utilization. It’s Inspired by CrunchBang Forum. ArchBang was originally initiated in a forum thread posted on the CrunchBang Forums. The user wanted a rolling release distribution with the Openbox window manager, similar to CrunchBang how it’s, later so many user encouraged then ArchBang founded based on rolling release distribution of ArchLinux. ArchBang comes with simple & easy to use graphical installation (GUI) script.