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Arch Linux (April 2021) - A NEW guided installer is included

mbcrump profile image Michael Crump ・2 min read

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share a new video that I recently created geared towards beginners that are looking to learn how to install Arch Linux from scratch without all the messy configuration in previous builds though a guide installer (which now ships with the April 2021 release).

What is Arch Linux?

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux is focused on simplicity, modernity, pragmatism, user centrality, and versatility. In practice, this means the project attempts to have minimal distribution-specific changes, and therefore minimal breakage with updates, and be pragmatic over ideological design choices and focus on customizability rather than user-friendliness.

With the April 2021 release, the new installer streamlines some of the most common aspects associated with the installation of a new operating system, including:

  • Selecting a disk to install to, optionally adding encryption
  • Format disk and mount it for you
  • Installs some standard packages, but gives you the ability to add more
  • Includes the option to install several different windows managers such as (awesome window manager, GNOME, XFCE, etc.)

Since this is such a big release, I have created a video to show you how to install it step-by-step by using the new guided installer.

Video (14 mins)

Conclusion

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