ArcoLinux 24.07



ArcoLinux provides a flexible and robust way to explore different desktop environments through its various installation ISOs and configurations. One of the standout features of ArcoLinux is the ArcoNet advanced installation series, which aims to provide users with a comprehensive understanding of the Calamares installer and its myriad possibilities. This article delves into the advanced installation process of ArcoNet and explores how to effectively use Calamares to install various desktop environments.


Managing kernels in a Linux environment, particularly Arch Linux, can be a complex task involving command-line operations and careful handling of system components. Recognizing the need for a more user-friendly approach, the ArcoLinux team has developed the Arch Linux Kernel Manager, a graphical user interface (GUI) application designed to simplify the process of changing, updating, and managing kernels.

What is the Arch Linux Kernel Manager?

The Arch Linux Kernel Manager is a GUI tool that provides a straightforward and intuitive way to handle kernel management tasks on Arch Linux and its derivatives, including ArcoLinux. This application abstracts the complexity of kernel management, offering users a clean and accessible interface to perform various kernel-related operations.

Key Features of Arch Linux Kernel Manager

  1. User-Friendly Interface: The GUI is designed with simplicity in mind, ensuring that even users with minimal technical knowledge can navigate and use the application effectively. The interface is clean, intuitive, and provides clear instructions for each operation.
  2. Kernel Installation: Users can browse and install various available kernels directly from the GUI. Whether you need the latest stable kernel, an LTS (Long Term Support) kernel, or a specific version for testing, the Kernel Manager makes it easy to install and switch between them.
  3. Kernel Removal: Removing old or unnecessary kernels can free up system resources and reduce clutter. The Kernel Manager allows users to safely uninstall kernels that are no longer needed, ensuring that the system remains clean and efficient.
  4. Kernel Updates: Keeping your kernel up-to-date is crucial for system stability, security, and performance. The Kernel Manager provides an easy way to check for and apply kernel updates, ensuring that your system always runs the latest and most secure kernel versions.


We are excited to announce the latest release of ArcoLinux! This version brings a host of improvements, updates, and new features that continue to enhance your Linux experience.

What’s New?

One of the significant updates in this release is our integration of the latest code from the Calamares project. Calamares, known for its flexibility and power as a universal installer framework, now offers even more robust performance and user-friendly enhancements. This integration ensures that our installation process is smoother and more reliable than ever before, making it easier for both new and experienced users to get up and running with ArcoLinux

We have done many smaller updates on Sofirem, ATT, AAG, Hyprland, Wayfire etc …

Hyprland got more dependencies – we focus on only the -git packages that are needed for it to function with the last code changes.

– hyprcursor-git
– hyprland-git
– hyprlang-git
– hyprutils-git
– hyprwayland-scanner-git


Problems installing?

have the reflex to use the easy installation

To emphasize once more: Should you run into complications during the advanced installation due to Pacman errors, it’s advisable to switch to the easy installation method.

It’s important to note that these issues stem from Pacman, not the Calamares installer.

The easy installation process is dependable and will ensure a successful setup.

After restarting your system, you’ll find three options for managing your software:

– Sofirem: Provides an easy-to-use interface for installing or uninstalling software, mirroring the capabilities found in the advanced mode of Calamares.
– Custom Scripts: For those seeking a tailored setup, you can adapt the arcolinux-nemesis scripts to customize your system further.
– Pamac or Octopi: These tools offer a straightforward way to search, install, or remove software with just a few clicks.


Entering the command “iso” in the terminal on ArcoLinux will display the version of the ISO utilized for the operating system’s installation.

However, this command will NOT inform you about the status of your system updates or verify their accuracy and completeness.

Monitoring and ensuring the update process is correctly completed remains your responsibility.

More detailed information can be found in the commits
On github.