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Short Bytes: The Arch Linux developers have released the latest version of their popular rolling Linux distro in the form of Arch Linux 2017.08.01. The Antergos developers too have shipped Antergos 17.8 for the Linux beginners who wish to try out Arch Linux. Both these come with updated packages.

Arch Linux 2017.08.01

Often called a Linux geek’s first love, Arch Linux is not recommended for the light-hearted who wish to install their operating system with just few clicks. It aims to teach you a lot and develop a deeper understanding of Linux. And, with the arrival of August, we are here to share the news of the updated and fresh Arch Linux distribution.

The Arch Linux 2017.08.01 release can be burned to a CD or mounted as an ISO file. You always have the option to write the image to a USB disk and follow the installation instructions.

Please note that this release contains the upated versions of different packages. This release ships with Linux kernel 4.12.3 and occupies just 516 MB on a disk.

It’s worth mentioning that these monthly releases are only intended for the new users who wish to install Arch Linux on their machines. The existing users can simply run the following command to update your system:

Antergos 17.8

This brings us to Antergos–one of the most underrated Linux distributions around. Some of you might be knowing that Antergos is an Arch Linux-based distribution. Very often, Aantergos (and Manjaro) is called the Ubuntu of Debian world. For an easy installation, Antergos comes with a GUI installer.

Being a fully operational out of the box distro, you can count on it anytime. Antergos 17.8 is the latest ISO Refresh of this operating system.

Both its minimal and live installation releases have come with updated packages. No surprises here. While the Antergos Live ISO occupies 1.7GB space, the Minimal ISO is just 635MB.

So, which type of Arch-lover are you–Arch Linux or Antergos/Manjaro? Do share your views with us.

Don’t forget to take a look at our list of best Linux distros for different purposes:

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Adarsh Verma
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