Requirements

Mininum:-
  • 64 bit x86_64 processor (Intel/AMD), with atleast 2 CPU cores. (32-bit not supported)
  • Any GPU/iGPU with OpenGl 3.3+ support.
  • Atleast 2GB DDR3/DDR4 RAM.
  • Atleast 10GB HDD/SSD storage. (Although installer will allow min 5.5GB)
  • Basic WPA/WPA2 compatible wifi card or ethernet supported motherboard.
Recommeded (Themed Edition):-
  • 64 bit x86_64 processor (Intel/AMD), with atleast 4 CPU cores. (32-bit not supported)
  • Any GPU/iGPU with OpenGl 3.3+ support.
  • 4-8GB DDR4 RAM (more the better).
  • 50GB HDD/SSD Space (more the better) (practically you would use a 500GB/1TB HDD/SSD)
  • WIFI and Ethernet Card.

General Instructions

  1. Make Bootable USB:-
    • Linux: Watch this video for Command Line DD method or watch the video with Balena Etcher.
    • Windows: Watch either for these videos:
    • MacOS: Watch this video.
  2. Watch tutorials on the Tutorials page for installation guide.
  3. Dual/Multiboot: Watch these videos.
  4. Don't forget to verify your download.
  5. Optionally, view full changelog.

PLASMA EDITIONS

KDE Plasma Theme Edition (Flagship)

The Plasma Themed Edition (also known as the Flagship) of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the KDE Plasma Desktop Environment. It is pre-configured and ready to use. It comes with all the neccessary software and settings to help users get started quickly.

Some of the features include:

  • NVIDIA GPU Support
  • System Wide Dark Theme, including Web Browser
  • Office Suite with MS fonts
  • Printing Services (CUPS)
  • Bluetooth with Bluedevil
  • Media Player
  • Simple Desktop Display Manager
  • paru, AUR helper

Plasma Pure Edition

The Plasma Pure Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Stock Plasma Desktop Environment. It contains all the software in the plasma group by default. This is what users get after installing the Plasma Desktop Environment after a CLI installation.

Additional Software Include:

  • Kate: Text Editor
  • Konsole: Terminal
  • Dolphin: File Manager
  • Spectacle: Screenshot Tool


GNOME EDITIONS

GNOME Edition

The GNOME Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the GNOME Desktop Environment. It is pre-configured and ready to use. It comes with all the neccessary software and settings to help users get started quickly.

Some of the features include:

  • NVIDIA GPU Support
  • Beautiful System Wide Orchis Dark Theme, including Web Browser
  • Media Player
  • Printing Services (CUPS)
  • Bluetooth with gnome-bluetooth
  • Office Suite with MS fonts
  • Customized Gnome Display Manager
  • Gnome-tweak tool
  • paru, AUR helper

GNOME Pure Edition

The GNOME Pure Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Stock GNOME Desktop Environment. It contains some of the the software from GNOME group. To check what packages come pre-installed, click here. This is what users get after installing the GNOME Desktop Environment After a CLI installation. The packages provided in this edition are fewer than that in the above linked gnome group. However, this edition gives you a completely working gnome-desktop.

Some essential applications include:

  • Gedit: Text Editor
  • Gnome-Terminal
  • Nautilus: File Manager

XFCE EDITIONS

XFCE Edition

The XFCE Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the XFCE Desktop Environment. It is pre-configured and ready to use. It comes with all the neccessary software and settings to help users get started quickly.

Some of the features include:

  • NVIDIA GPU Support
  • Whisker Menu
  • System Wide Dark Theme, including Web Browser
  • Media Player
  • Printing Services (CUPS)
  • Bluetooth with Blueman
  • Office Suite with MS fonts
  • Pavucontrol
  • Open Thunar as root
  • Customized LightDM, with gtk-greeter
  • paru, AUR helper

XFCE Pure

The XFCE Pure Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Stock XFCE Desktop Environment. It contains all the software in the XFCE group. This is what users get after installing the XFCE Desktop Environment After a CLI installation. Addtionally xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin & pulseaudio-alsa help with audio. Pavucontrol is not installed, so you need to install it manually. LightDM comes with stock lightdm-gtk-greeter.

Important installed software include:

  • Mousepad: Text Editor
  • xfce4-terminal
  • Thunar: File Manager (Thunar doesn't open as root in this edition. See how it's done in themed edition, here)
Check all the packages installed here.


Cinnamon EDITIONS

Cinnamon Themed Edition

The Cinnamon Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Cinnamon Desktop Environment. It is pre-configured and ready to use. It comes with all the neccessary software and settings to help users get started quickly.

Some of the features include:

  • NVIDIA GPU Support
  • System Wide Dark Theme, including Web Browser
  • Media Player
  • Printing Services (CUPS)
  • Bluetooth with Blueman (blueberry has been replaced)
  • Office Suite with MS fonts
  • Customized LightDM with gtk-greeter
  • paru, AUR helper

Cinnamon Pure Edition

The Cinnamon Pure Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Stock Cinnamon Desktop Environment. This is what users get after installing the Cinnamon Desktop Environment after a CLI installation.

This editon contains the cinnamon package & various other GNOME packages, such as gnome-terminal & gedit. See the full package list here.


MATE EDITIONS

MATE Themed Edition

The MATE Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the MATE Desktop Environment. It is pre-configured and ready to use. It comes with all the neccessary software and settings to help users get started quickly, with MATE.

Some of the features include:

  • NVIDIA GPU Support
  • Brisk Menu
  • System Wide Dark Theme, including Web Browser
  • Media Player
  • Printing Services (CUPS)
  • Bluetooth with Blueman
  • Office Suite with MS fonts
  • Customized LightDM
  • Mate-tweak tool
  • paru, AUR helper

MATE Pure Edition

The Pure Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Stock MATE Desktop Environment. This edition contains all the packages in MATE & MATE-EXTRA groups. This is what users get after installing the MATE Desktop Environment after a CLI installation.

Essential Packages Include:

  • Pluma: Text Editor
  • mate-terminal
  • Caja: File Manager
See the package list here.


I3 EDITION

I3 Edition

The i3 Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the i3 Window Manager. To install this edition, you need to launch the install from rofi. Launch rofi with mod+d, where mod is your windows key. Then you need to simply search for Install Arch Linux or Arch Linux installer. Once rofi displays the program, launch it by pressing enter. Due to the minimalist nature of this edition, there are very little programs installed in it, and you can easily spot the install after launch rofi. You can also use your arrow keys to navigate to it, and then press enter.

This edition comes with:

  • Gaps enabled by default
  • Vim - text editor (nano is not installed)
  • Kitty - as the terminal emulator. It is transparent by default in this edition.
  • Picom - Compositor that enables fading windows & kitty to have transparency
  • Rofi - Program Launcher
  • Polybar - Status Bar
  • Feh - that handles the background.
  • Paru - An AUR Helper
  • Betterlockscreen

Basic Keybindings to help you get started: ( mod = windows key)

  • Open Terminal Window (Kitty): mod + enter
  • Launch Program Launcher (rofi): mod + d
  • Close Any Window: mod + shift + x
  • Open/Edit Config file: vim ~/.config/i3/config
  • Configure Polybar: vim ~/.config/polybar/config


BSPWM EDITION

BSPWM Edition

The bswpm Edition of Arch Linux GUI helps you install Vanilla Arch Linux with the Bitmap Space Partitioning Window Manager. To install this edition, you need to launch the install from rofi. Launch rofi with mod+d, where mod is your windows key. Then you need to simply search for Install Arch Linux or Arch Linux installer. Once rofi displays the program, launch it by pressing enter. Due to the minimalist nature of this edition, there are very little programs installed in it, and you can easily spot the install after launch rofi. You can also use your arrow keys to navigate to it, and then press enter.

This edition comes with:

  • Vim - text editor (nano is not installed)
  • Kitty - as the terminal emulator. It is transparent by default in this edition.
  • Picom - Compositor that enables fading windows & kitty to have transparency
  • Rofi - Program Launcher
  • Polybar - Status Bar
  • Feh - that handles the background.
  • Paru - An AUR Helper
  • Betterlockscreen

Basic Keybindings to help you get started: ( mod = windows key)

  • Open Terminal Window (Kitty): mod + enter
  • Launch Program Launcher (rofi): mod + d
  • Close Any Window: mod + w
  • Open/Edit Config file: vim ~/.config/bspwm/bspwmrc
  • Open/Edit Keybindings: vim ~/.config/sxhkd/sxhkdrc
  • Configure Polybar: vim ~/.config/polybar/config


Zen EDITION

Zen Edition (Plasma's 25th Anniversary Release)

This release is to celebrate one of the longest developed desktops, KDE's Plasma Desktop, which turned 25. The Live CD include the 25th anniversary release.

This edition differs to Vanilla Arch Linux, due to the inclusion of the following components:

  • The Linux Zen Kernel
  • BtrFS as default File System
  • Zsh as default shell
  • Z standard compression for ISO image
  • Chaotic AUR Repository
  • Pamac Software Center
You will need an internet connection to install this edition.
You can now choose the desktops (XFCE, GNOME, MATE, LxQt, Cutefish, Budgie, Deepin, & i3WM), as well as some important software. You can SKIP the software section, however, desktop section is mandatory.