Arch Linux 2018.07.01 is now available with the new Kernel 4.17

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The development team in charge of the Linux Arch Linux distribution did the announcement of a new system update being this the new version Arch Linux 2018.07.01 which comes with Linux Kernel 4.17, the latest Linux kernel series.

For those people who do not know Arch Linux I can tell you what this is a GNU / Linux distribution based on a rolling-release model: (single install, no "new releases", just updates) offering the latest stable versions of most software.

Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server, this system uses a package manager called Pacman itself, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

Additionally, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify inventory package settings, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.

What's New in Arch Linux 2018.07.01

Last month's Arch Linux ISO update was using the Linux kernel 4.16 series, which has reached its end of life this week with the release of Linux Kernel 4.16.18, the last to receive this branch of Kernel 4.16 ..

Therefore, this Arch Linux image becomes obsolete and is no longer recommended for use for Arch Linux installation.


As already mentioned, the announcement of this new update of Arch Linux 2018.07.01 is now available for download and we can highlight that this new update is the first to include the new Linux kernel 4.17.

Being a continuous release operating system, Arch Linux received Linux kernel update 4.17 some time ago, which means that all existing users could update and already have this new version of the Kernel and best of all without having to download the new update ISO and reinstall the operating system again.

Arch Linux 2018.07.01 includes all updates released throughout the past month of June 2018, so this is a great time saver as there will not be many packages to download and update during the installation process of this new version of Arch Linux 2018.07.01.

Download Arch Linux 2018.07.01

Si do you want to install this new update of Arch Linux 2018.07.01 on your computer and you don't have Arch Linux installed on your computer, you must download the system image from its official website of the distribution. The link is this.

To burn the system ISO They can do it on a pendrive with the following utilities:

  • Windows: You can use Unetbootin, win32 disk imager, Etcher, any of these are easy to use
  • Linux: The recommended option is to use the dd command:
  • dd bs = 4M if = / path / to / archlinux.iso of = / dev / sdx

Si they will use a CD / DVD can use:

  • Windows: We can burn the ISO with Imgburn, UltraISO, Nero or any other program even without them in Windows 7 and later it gives us the option to right click on the ISO.
  • Linux: You can use especially the one that comes with the graphical environments, among them are, Brasero, k3b, and Xfburn.

In the case of those who are already Arch Linux users will be able to upgrade their system Without the need to download the system ISO again, they will only have to do the update process from the terminal or with the help of a Pacman graphic manager.

For, those who prefer the terminal only we must execute the following command in it:

sudo pacman -Syu

And it will begin to make the pertinent downloads and to update the new packages for the system, at the end of this process it is necessary that you restart your computer, this due to the issue of the Kernel update.

When you restart your computer you will be able to see that your system has already started with the new kernel, in the same way you can check it with the following command:

uname -r


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