Antergos, the eldest daughter of ArchLinux

Antergos 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?


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  1.   Francisco Rojas Jorquera said

    Hello Joaquin, the minimal is like starting from scratch, installing what this is necessary as arch, greetings

  2.   Matias Lopez said

    Hello Francisco, I downloaded minimal recently, and I correct you, it is not to install Arch Base. It also brings all available desktop environments, it is exactly the same as the iso Standard. The difference is that the Standard uses GNOME 3 on the Live CD, and the minimal uses Openbox, hence the minimal (I don't know if it's because the .iso weighs less or because the desktop environment uses less resources to use the installer. ). Greetings
    By the way, I started with Ubuntu around 2010. And the truth is I tried many distros, but I ended up going back to Ubuntu because it was the easiest and I had everything without many complaints. I even tried Arch, and until I got to a desktop environment and that the WiFi works but not the internet and some other things, it ended up frustrating me and I quit, because it takes time to have something working almost 100%.
    Until I tried Antergos, the ease of Ubuntu, combined with all the pros that Arch offers: packages up to date, AUR repository, great Wiki, and rolling release, to name the ones that seem the most important to me.
    I hope my comment helps those who continue to use Ubuntu, and have not wanted to take the step out of it.
    Greetings. Good article, this distro today deserves it. That does not mean that it has some little things to improve, like all.

  3.   louki said

    What I don't like about this distro is that it takes a long time to install. Perhaps for those who have a good connection it is nothing, but those of us who continue to suffer with low speeds cannot really be 4, 5, 6 and even 7 hours waiting for an operating system to install. It's torture, and you don't really want to try it.

  4.   Miguel Mayol Tur said

    Antergos is PURE arch with an installer, Manjaro is a fork that deliberately delays the Rolling Release for 2 weeks to avoid problems and surprises, in addition to having some own utilities, this is the one that you should install for those with slow connections, such as Louki, and there is a procedure to migrate to pure arch once installed, if preferred.

  5.   Hector Perez said

    My first distro was Sabayon, very good by the way, but I could never install the drivers for my printer, looking for what distribution had the drivers I found Arch, but I could not install it, then I discovered Antergos and here I am still, I have a KDE desktop and what I like most about Antergos is its forum, the moderators always help and respond quickly. Greetings

  6.   kazenoreiki said

    I first started with opensuse and fedora, then eventually ubuntu, but then ubuntu frustrated me with its slowness, and it became very heavy, when I remembered how light linux were before. Then I went to debian for greater stability and because in general it is much faster, since it does not have other things that make it slow. But in the end I did not like that the programs were a bit backward and I was already used to using more current ones.

    In the end I found the one that I stayed with, slackware, if maybe it is not the most friendly linux and maybe it is not very popular, but I found that it is not that difficult once you know how to install packages. I saw that it was as stable or more than they should have and could install much more current programs. To date it works very well for me.

  7.   Daniel said

    Initially I started with Ubuntu, tried Debian, Linux Mint, and OpenSuse. I had never dared to approach Arch due to his pure complexity. However, I found Antergos and I think I have found my distribution, with all the packages updated and at the moment with Kernel 4.01. For me it is the end of distrohopping. Welcome Antergos.

  8.   residoblog said

    Hello miguel mayol tur: how can I go to pure arch? Thank you.

  9.   surami said

    Manjaro is like antergos really ??

  10.   lumcab said

    Now I use Ubuntu, I gave up manjaro because I had problems with the WiFi network every so often I was unknown to it, and the same with the multinational printer, that in Ubuntu I had no problem just connecting and working. I'm going to see if I give Previous a chance to use it again a while ago but it was unstable. By the way, I ask for help with a pc with 2.0 and 4gb ram, which is a nice and functional desktop that you recommend. In Ubuntu I use unity

  11.   German said

    The truth about installing Antergos is simplicity itself. On my computer (which is already a few years old) it works very fluid and stable. As the colleagues said in the previous comments, I have also started with other distros (Ubuntu, Mint, Opensuse, Manjaro) and today I have opted for Antergos. It is without a doubt the best Linux distribution I have ever tried. It is truly exceptional.