We have changed the month and as usual, many rolling release distributions are already publishing their installation images. Arch Linux was the first to publish such a file or such an installation image.
The famous rolling release distribution has released last December 1 the installation image Arch Linux 2016.12.01, an installation image that gathers everything necessary to have the Gnu / Linux Arch Linux system on our computer and not need more installation discs or troublesome updates.
A rolling release distribution is a distribution that updates automatically via repositories, like mobiles. However, an installation image is always required to introduce the distribution to the computer for the first time.
Arch Linux 2016.12.01 is an installation image that contains Kernel 4.8.11, an updated kernel version that fixes some troublesome bugs like Dirty Cow and also works perfectly with the rest of the software.
We also find the latest version of KDE Plasma, Gnome-Shell and even Cinnamon and MATE. These packages and programs can currently be found in our Arch Linux operating system since it is a rolling release distribution, but for those who do not have Arch Linux, this image is a great tool to have the Arch operating system on the computer.
Those who already have Arch Linux and do not have the latest package but want it, they just have to open terminal and write the following:
sudo Pacman -Syu
After which Arch Linux will start updating with all the new packages and programs that it has in its repositories. And remember, for the novice, that if you have Arch Linux you don't need to download the Arch Linux 2016.12.01 installation imageJust run the command above and you're done. It is one of the benefits or positive things that Arch Linux has compared to other Gnu / Linux distributions.