The Raspberry Pi is that famous board that we can use to create all kinds of smart devices, but one of its most frequent uses is to use it as a mini computer. As a small computer, it does not have the same resources as other more powerful computers and that is why versions of operating systems such as RaspArch, Arne Exton's proposal based on Arch Linux for Raspberry Pi boards.
Exton launched recently a new version of its operating system for the Raspberry, more specifically RaspArch Build 190809, and one of its main novelties is that it includes support for a Raspberry Pi 4 launched in June of this year that introduced improvements such as support for 4K video resolution. Beyond support for the latest Raspberry board, the new version of RaspArch is a minor update.
RaspArch includes LXDE graphical environment
According to Arne Exton, «RaspArch is a 'remaster' of Arch Linux ARM. The original compressed system weighs about 230MB. After adding the graphical environment LXDE Desktop, PulseAudio, Firefox, Yaourt and GIMP, the system has increased a lot. RetroArch is a 'out of the box' ARM system «.
RaspArch 190809 is specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 4, but it is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B +, Raspberry Pi Model B and Rasbperry Pi 2 Model B. Exton recommends creating a USB installation of the operating system using Rufus, Win32 Disk Imager or Etcher from Windows, so if we want to make sure that everything works as it should, it is worth doing as its developer says. I don't know what problem there could be if we use Etcher for Linux, but on its website it clearly mentions Microsoft's operating system.
Like other Arch Linux-based versions, RaspArch uses an update model where you install the system once and receive updates for a lifetime.