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Arch Linux vs CoreOS: What are the differences?

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

What is CoreOS? Linux for Massive Server Deployments. CoreOS is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, CoreOS uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many CoreOS machines.

Arch Linux and CoreOS belong to "Operating Systems" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, CoreOS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Arch Linux, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

Decisions about Arch Linux and CoreOS
Simon Aronsson
Developer Advocate at k6 / Load Impact · | 7 upvotes · 162.6K views

At the moment of the decision, my desktop was the primary place I did work. Due to this, I can't have it blow up on me while I work. While Arch is interesting and powerful, Ubuntu offers (at least for me) a lot more stability and lets me focus on other things than maintaining my own OS installation.

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Pros of Arch Linux
Pros of CoreOS
  • 13
    Large Community
  • 11
    Package Manager
  • 10
    Customizable
  • 9
    Arch User Repository
  • 9
    Rolling Release
  • 8
    Bleeding Edge
  • 8
    Extensive Documentation
  • 6
    Arch Build System
  • 5
    X86_64 architecture supported
  • 2
    Can fix bugs yourself if you know how to
  • 21
    Container management
  • 15
    Lightweight
  • 11
    Systemd

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Cons of Arch Linux
Cons of CoreOS
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    Systemd only
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    Only X86_64 architecture is offically supported
  • 1
    No Guided Installation
  • 1
    System maintenance
  • 1
    Unstable
  • 1
    Comparatively fewer offically supported packages
  • 1
    End-of-lifed

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What is Arch Linux?

A lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

What is CoreOS?

It is designed for security, consistency, and reliability. Instead of installing packages via yum or apt, it uses Linux containers to manage your services at a higher level of abstraction. A single service's code and all dependencies are packaged within a container that can be run on one or many machines.

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What are some alternatives to Arch Linux and CoreOS?
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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