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Antergos users, what now? Well, we are going to explain the alternatives that are most similar to the Antergos distro that you have in order to continue enjoying what this distro provides after the closure of the Galician project. You should know that you do not have to panic, since the closure of some free software or open source projects is quite common. Unfortunately this is one of the disadvantages of fragmentation and of so many parallel projects or forks, that one day some of these groups may cease ...

Aligning the entire community in a common project does not guarantee anything, but I do understand that it would be much more complicated for these things to happen because it would have much more developers, and if a group of them gets tired or decides to stop for whatever reason, there would be others. many that continue. Well, without going around the bush any more, let's see the list of distributions GNU / Linux with which you can take this gap left by Antergos Project:

  • Manjaro Linux: another of the most popular distros based on Arch, with the possibility of choosing between several graphical environments, an update system or Rolling Release (continuous) and with an important community behind it. Learn More
  • Chakra: surely you already know it, since we have dealt with it in LxA. It is an Arch Linux-based with a KDE Plasma + Qt desktop environment and that takes care of the interface themes to present a minimalist, simple and balanced design for the more "spiritual". Learn More
  • Shirt: It is an operating system based on Arch Linux with an environment focused on the use of the KDE Plasma desktop and Qt libraries. It can be a good alternative, although not simple like others. Without a doubt, it is a very light and powerful system, with a large number of customization possibilities if we combine the capabilities provided by Arch and KDE in this regard. Learn More
  • OS Password: modern operating system, intuitive, simple to use, beautiful in design, secure and oriented to the cloud generation. A very interesting project to which we have already dedicated a special article in LxA. Learn More
  • SwargArch- An attractively designed, straightforward and simple distribution based on Arch Linux. It has the Budgie Desktop and uses the Calamares installer for ease. Learn More
  • Namib: Another Arch-based distro that makes things easier for us with its graphical installer and the ability to choose between various desktop environments, including Cinnamon. Learn More
  • Magpie OS: another Rolling Release distro that aims to bring something fresh to the Arch project. You can choose between GNOME or Xfce, with a careful design of its own themes and icons. Learn More
  • Hyperball: a project that gives us a 100% free operating system and very focused on respecting the KISS principle, stable, robust, light and with the latest security updates. It's a mix of philosophies, like Arch stability and Debian security. Learn More

There are many Arch-based distros, but not all of them present the features of Antergos, making it easier for users, something that in pure Arch is complicated. I have tried to select a list of some of the distributions that try to facilitate the experience without leaving aside the Arch base that you like so much ...


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  1.   luix said

    And well, I'll go to Manjaro,