During the last days we have not only received the news of upcoming versions of the most famous distros but we have also seen how new distributions are growing considerably. Such is the case of Antergos, one of the child distributions of ArchLinux that little by little is having its large public and its community.
Antergos is the evolution of Cinnarch, an old distribution that offered ArchLinux with Cinnamon as the default desktop. This distribution evolved and changed the name to what is now known as Antergos, a Galician word that means «ancestors«, But his association with ArchLinux continued in addition to his boss and developer of development, Alexandre Filgueira. Currently Antergos incorporates the possibility of installing Gnome, Kde, Xfce, Lxde and Cinnamon.
La current Antergos It has been built on the basis of the user, that is, the user chooses, so when the installation begins, Antergos asks you what desktop environment you want to have by default, it is also characteristic of this distribution that when it finishes installing there is no suite Office automation installed, this is because after a discussion with the community, the Antergos developers decided not to install anything, although all the most important ones can be found in their repositories.
ArchLinux Antergos takes the best or at least the most interesting, thus not only does it use Pacman and the AUR repository, but it has recently released a minimal version for less powerful computers that will allow us to perform a slightly more complex installation but just as easy .
Opinion about Antergos
Possibly, Antergos is starting to live its golden age and suffers something similar to Linux Mint and Ubuntu. It is currently a great bridge between ArchLinux and novice users and also invites a lot to participate in the community, to such an extent that after software releases, there are few hours it takes to receive the latest via the official repository. Something that its users appreciate.
If you are really looking for something similar to ArchLinux but you don't have much knowledge, I think Antergos is your distribution. In addition, there is a lot of documentation about the distro, not only about its programs but also about its desktops, a real positive for the distro What do you think of Antergos? Have you already used it?