Linux Distributions

Archcraft – minimal Linux distribution based on Arch

Archcraft is a minimal Linux distribution, based on Arch Linux. This distro is aimed at users who care more about minimalism and aesthetics.

Archcraft is also very lightweight. It can run with under 500MB of memory as it only uses window managers and some lightweight applications. There are two window managers installed by default, Openbox and Bspwm.

With the latest applications and built-in support for the Arch User Repository (AUR), and being lightweight, Archcraft bills itself as giving users the power to do what they want with their computer.

The AUR is a community-driven repository. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow users to compile a package from source with makepkg and then install it via the in-house pacman, a lightweight, simple and fast package manager that allows for continuously upgrading the entire system with one command.

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Working state:Active
Desktop:Openbox, Bspwm
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman
Release Model:Rolling
Developer:Aditya Shakya
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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