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Short Bytes: Thanks to the hard-working Arch Linux developers, the first Arch Linux ISO images of 2017 are available for download. The latest release, i.e., Arch Linux 2017.01.01, is powered by Linux kernel 4.8.13. While the first time users can grab the ISO images and torrents from Arch’s website, the existing users can update their systems using `pacman -Syu.’

Arch Linux installation isn’t something that involves simply clicking next and skip buttons. It includes multiple steps like partitioning the hard drive, formatting them, enabling swap, mounting partition as root file system, and manually downloading and installing the base OS. The user also needs to run various commands for setting up various things.

There’s no denying the fact that getting an Arch Linux machine up and running needs a little more time and commitment — as compared to other Linux distributions like Fedora or Ubuntu. But, this practical approach teaches you many things and it appeals lots of hardcore Linux enthusiasts.

Arch Linux 2017.01.01 — first ISO spin of 2017

As a great news for Linux enthusiasts, the first ISO snapshot, i.e. Arch Linux 2017.01.01, has been made available for download. This means that the devs have been working hard in the holidays to bake this Linux treat.

Contrary to what many of you would’ve expected, Arch Linux 2017.01.01 is powered by Linux kernel 4.8 series, version 4.8.13 to be precise. The size of the latest ISO image is 867MB.

As this image is intended for the new installations only, the users can burn this on a DVD, mount it as ISO, or write it to a USB drive using some utility.

Arch Linux 2017.01.01 download and update

New users can grab the ISO images and torrents by visiting the Arch Linux download page.

The existing Arch Linux users can update their systems using the following command:

So, are you going to try out the latest release of Arch Linux by updating your system? Don’t forget to share your views and feedback.

Also Read: “Clear Linux” By Intel — The Next Great Linux Distro For Gaming?

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