Run Arch Linux on your Raspberry Pi with RaspArch

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We can also enjoy Arch Linux with RaspArch. This tool allows us to port all Arch Linux functions to our little Raspberry Pi, with Lxde desktop installed by default

Just today we had talked about the fact that a new version of Arch Linux, version 2015.11.01 and it was ready to download on x86 / 64 architectures. Well, Raspberry Pi users are also in luck since you will be able to execute Arch Linux on your Raspberry Pi with RaspArch.

RaspArch is one of the many tools that exist to port an operating system to ARM architecture of the Raspberry Pi, being able to offer the same functionalities as the Arch Linux desktop.

RaspArch chooses to install a version of Arch Linux with the Lxde desktop graphical interface by default and for bringing popular free software such as the Mozilla Firefox browser or the Gimp photo editor installed.

The creator of this is called Arne exton And we must recognize their effort, since it is not too complicated to install this operating system on your little Raspberry Pi, even if you have not installed any system before.

The reason for including Lxde is its simplicity and low resource consumption, being for the creator the ideal desktop for RaspArch. However, you will be able to install later the desktop interface you want, since RaspArch gives you full access to everything that Arch Linux brings, including of course its software repositories.

In my opinion, this system is one of the best systems that we can install on our Raspberry Pi. In the first place it consumes very few resources, therefore it is done ideal for the small processor and low Ram of the Raspberry Pi. In addition, the ease of use of Arch Linux will allow you to perform tasks with the same ease and power as on a standard PC.

For your download, we will do it from sourceforgeIs a small picture of just 250 megabytes of space when compressed. We remember that as with any distribution, you need a micro SD card to install the system on the Raspberry Pi.

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