Linux Distributions

CachyOS – user-friendly Arch-based Linux distribution

CachyOS is a user-friendly Arch-based distribution focused on performance optimizations.

Unique aspects of the distribution are claimed to be:

  • CachyOS repositories – enables CachyOS to create performance-focused packages and exert more control over the package ecosystem compared to distros that solely rely on the Arch Linux repositories. Packages have been rebuilt with flags optimized for performance, stability, and security.
  • Better compatibility for NVIDIA users and users of older AMD cards.
  • Employs its own method to detect your graphics cards.
  • Prioritizes resources for your games and programs.
  • Supports multiple bootloaders, including GRUB, rEFInd, and SystemD-boot.
  • Can warn users of risky updates over the terminal


Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman
Release Model:Rolling
Developer:Peter Jung, Vladislav Nepogodin, Piotr Gorski
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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