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Liya Linux – cutting-edge Arch-based distribution

Liya Linux aims to provide a lightweight and efficient operating system without sacrificing compatibility with Arch Linux.

Its core values include a bloat-free environment, great performance, and a clean user interface. Designed to run seamlessly on modest hardware, Liya Linux is targeted at users who want an out-of-the-box Arch-based experience with a focus on speed and usability.

Liya Linux incorporates robust security features, including regular updates, secure default configurations, and optional encryption (LUKS), ensuring a secure computing environment for users.

System requirements:

  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • “2” GHZ Dual Core CPU.
  • A 4GB USB Drive (or) Empty DVD To Write ISO Image On.
  • At least 15GB Of Hard Disk Space.
Liya Linux in action
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Working state:Active
Desktop:Cinnamon, MATE
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:Pacman
Release Model:Rolling
Developer:Liya Linux
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

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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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6 days ago

Manjaro is probably the most popular Arch-based distro.

Diane Raquin
Diane Raquin
6 days ago
Reply to  Pablo

Indeed, but it includes a lot of third-party software for an out-of-the-box, gamer-oriented (if not consumerist) experience.

While I do not mean to tell people to stop meeting vaguely “unethical” (stop enjoying things!!1) use cases in the most ethical possible way, I’m glad to see an Arch-based distribution that handles FDE with its install GUI and doesn’t ship with Vivaldi preinstalled. It might be a nice, aesthetically pleasing browser, but speaking as a sociology student I have regulations to comply with – namely the GDPR.

6 days ago
Reply to  Diane Raquin

I don’t believe Vivaldi is preinstalled on any of the official Manjaro editions.

Diane Raquin
Diane Raquin
6 days ago
Reply to  Pablo

You’re probably right, I’ve tried the Cinnamon community edition. It still focuses on giving a full-featured OOTB experience, which is a good thing IMO, but not what I’m looking for.

I just mean that Liya Linux seems to fit better to my use case; I precisely know the software that I need to use for my studies and Archlinux-based distros seem like a good fit for it.

Last edited 6 days ago by Diane Raquin