Arcolinux and Arcolinuxd 6.9.2
are online
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Holiday season has started
next release in september

Latest release info

ArcoLinux-D-B 6.9.2 18/07/2018

Launch of
ArcoLinuxb Deepin
arcolinuxd Deepin

Articles and video’s will follow on a later date. Enjoy in the meantime this awesome desktop environment. Fast, stable, sound effects, window effects, many menu possibilities, new applications to explore,… the list goes on. Check it out on

ArcoLinux-D-B 6.9 15/07/2018

10 Arcolinuxb iso’s
to download with
the desktop of your choice

ArcoLinuxB Awesome

ArcoLinuxB Bspwm

ArcoLinuxB Budgie

ArcoLinuxB Cinnamon

ArcoLinuxB Gnome

ArcoLinuxB i3

ArcoLinuxB Mate

ArcoLinuxB Openbox

ArcoLinuxB Plasma

ArcoLinuxB Xfce

what is Arcolinux
ArcoLinux is an Arch Linux based distro that uses

  1. Arch Linux as a base
  2. elements from the AUR (applications from github, debian (deb), redhat (rpm), compressed files, etc…)
  3. ArcoLinux created elements (themes, icons, conky’s, tweaks and configs)
ArcoLinux is a rolling release so
no need to reinstall but
every month we release
an iso with the newest
changes and updates
Arcolinux has 3 major projects
ArcoLinux iso
ArcoLinuxD iso
ArcoLinuxb iso’s
Arcolinux iso
When you change desktop environment, all the settings of your applications stay the same. Your files are still available.
Quite an advantage.
ArcolinuxD ISO
D stands for
choose the Desktop
Start with a minimal
Edit and run scripts
to setup your system
ArcolinuxB ISO’s
B stands for
BYOI or Build Your Own Iso

With BYOI we give you the power to change
the ARCOLINUX iso any way you want
Or you just download what we build.

Arcolinux iso summary
Have fun and enjoy
3 desktops
2GB iso
64 bits
Arch core



Display Manager

Desktop environment





Select your wallpaper and done.

Not themed
no desktop
1 GB iso
64 bits
Arch core



Nothing more.

Build your own system on this Arch base.

Start in terminal

Install everthing with
editable scripts

Have fun and enjoy
1 desktop
1- 2 GB iso
64 bits
Arch core



Display Manager

Choose desktop environment

Choose applications

Choose conky’s

Choose themes

Choose icons

Build the iso

Arcolinux infographic
Arcolinux vision
Learn, Have Fun and Enjoy.
That is our motto.

Just Learn

Come for the learning experience and improve your Linux skills through the many articles and Youtube articles. Invest your time in ArcoLinux and we will invest in you. We have a 1-2 year learning plan if you like to improve your linux skills.

Just Have Fun

Enjoy the many possibilities to change and tune ArcoLinux to your liking. Use all the tools we provide.Themes, icons, conky’s, …

Just Enjoy

Come for the fact that all desktop environments and applications have been themed to look awesome and enjoy your system.
ArcoLinux can be a never-ending story
Invest in ArcoLinux and we will invest in you
Improve your linux skills

We envision a 1- 2 year learning/development plan

Arcolinux has learning plan


If you start learning linux then XFCE is a great way to start. If you know your way around the system then we can start learning Openbox. You will see it again as a challenge to know how this desktop environment works.  The next challenge then will be to learn a window tiling manager like i3, which is mostly keyboard driven. Each desktop environment increases in complexity.


ArcoLinuxD is a stripped down ArcoLinux iso. No applications and no desktop environments.

After phase 1 you know what desktop you like and you install the building blocks yourself together with our Youtube tutorials.
We will install Xfce or Openbox or i3 together.


ArcoLinuxD is a stripped down ArcoLinux. No applications (firefox, vlc, ...) No desktop environments.

There are other desktop environments you can explore. Let us install them together like Awesome, Gnome, ...


ArcoLinux will give you the power the change the ArcoLinux iso and make it your own personal iso with your applications like ArcoLInuxB-Gnome, ArcoLinuxB-Plasma, ArcoLinuxB-Xfce, ArcoLinuxB-Awesome, ...

Insteal steam or obs-studio on the iso... anything really.

Remove and add applications at will. Then burn your personal iso.


Let us install Arch Linux together.
Let us install it the "Arch way".
Choose the building blocks.
Choose the desktop environment.
Choose the applications.


Making an iso like ArcoLinux is a time intensive and knowledge intensive project.

We will go into ALL the technicalities users see but also all the details going on at the back-end office like the repo's, github, workflow management,...

Get hooked on ArcoLinux.
Join us on our learning platforms

More info here


Download it now


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