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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?

13 companies reportedly use Arch Linux in their tech stacks, including Decision6, Chilli, and

231 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Arch Linux.

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Public 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.

Shared insights
Arch Linux

I once used Ubuntu as my exclusive Linux distro, but then I decided to switch my primary operating system to Arch Linux.

While more difficult to install, Arch Linux offered more flexibility during the installation process which allowed me to customize my system to fit me perfectly. With Ubuntu, instead of installing everything i did want, I had to remove everything that I didn't need.

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Pierre Chapuis

We use AWS mostly because Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is a very good and cheap solution to get a managed PostgreSQL.

We also use Amazon EC2 for the servers, with the Arch Linux images from Uplink Labs. We chose Arch Linux because of its up-to-date packages, especially for Python. We use Pacman to package and deploy our services.

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Wesly Nouse
Shared insights
Arch Linux

I use Arch Linux because it's my favorite Linux distro, and I think it's the best because: the update system it uses, leightweight, and the ability to customize everything easily. But it's not for the feint of heart, keep a Live-USB handy because a lot could just start breaking at the slightest mistake. But when you learn and respect Arch Linux, it will be the best Linux distro you can use.

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Arch Linux Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Arch Linux?
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 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.
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.
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
216 developers follow Arch Linux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.