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Arch Linux

A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
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What is Arch Linux?

A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.
Arch Linux is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses Arch Linux?

Companies
25 companies reportedly use Arch Linux in their tech stacks, including FTAPI Software GmbH, Decision6, and Fast.io.

Developers
497 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Arch Linux.

Arch Linux Integrations

Pylint, Netdata, Dokku, Rex, and Charm are some of the popular tools that integrate with Arch Linux. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Arch Linux.
Pros of Arch Linux
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Large Community
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Package Manager
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Customizable
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Rolling Release
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Arch User Repository
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Bleeding Edge
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Extensive Documentation
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Arch Build System
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X86_64 architecture supported
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Can fix bugs yourself if you know how to
Decisions about Arch Linux

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Arch Linux in their tech stack.

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  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
  • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
  • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
  • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
  • cURL because terminal all the way
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Kali LinuxKali Linux

I do find Linux-based systems to be cool! However, I am confused when it comes to which Linux operating system to use. I cannot make my mind between Arch Linux and Kali Linux. Guys, give me some advice if you would be so kind.

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Arch Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Arch Linux?
Ubuntu
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Debian
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
Kali Linux
It is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. It contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.
CentOS
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
Manjaro
It is an accessible, friendly, open-source Linux distribution and community. Based on Arch Linux, it provides all the benefits of cutting-edge software combined with a focus on getting started quickly, automated tools to require less manual intervention, and help readily available when needed.
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Arch Linux's Followers
525 developers follow Arch Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.