Anarchy Linux: Revolutionizing Arch

After a while without changing the distro on my computer due to the quality tests that we are carrying out on various open source tools, I have come across one of those distro that you like to install because you simply don't have to do much to make it It is perfectly installed and configured according to your needs.

Anarchy Linux was known as Arch Anywhere but due to rights problems with Arch they have had to change their name, the distro is really light and has a fairly advanced installer that gives us the ability to install a variety of applications easily and quickly.

It is worth mentioning that Anarchy Linux is based on Arch Linux but does not support the parent version, is distributed for 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, having a live cd version that allows us install desktop and server version of the distro in its stable and LTS variants.

An advanced review of this distro can be found in the following video:

Anarchy Linux Features

Anarchy Linux has as purpose revolutionize the world by bringing a stable and fast distro with the power of Arch Linux, it has been conceived so that it can be used by beginners, researchers and experts with quite low requirements for any computer. Among the most notable features of this distro we can mention:

  • Based on Arch Linux
  • Powerful installer that allows you to configure the behavior of your distro from the start, with the possibility of choosing the repository server, the kernel you want to install, the base programs, the location, the desktop environment, the users and also allows proper control of partitions.
  • The desktop and server versions of Anarchy Linux can be installed.
  • Possibility of installing various default desktop environments (Budgie, Cinnamon, Gnome, Openbox and xfce4).
  • Own repository with applications maintained by the distro development team.
  • We can choose to install a variety of applications distributed in the following categories: Audio, Database, Games, Graphics, Internet, Multimedia, Office, Programming, Terminal, Text Editors and Servers.
  • Possibility of automatically installing LAMP, LEMP, apache, nginx, bind, openssh servers among others.
  • You can configure ssh, ftp and apache access from the installation.
  • Light finishes, with a pleasant combination of colors and a fairly neat and practical application menu.
  • It features a variety of base distro bug fixes, updates, security patches, and additional repositories.
  • Support for multiple drives and devices.

A more detailed list of the app's features can be found here. We can also view a gallery of the installation steps below:

Conclusions about Anarchy Linux

This powerful distro is quite light, I particularly like it because I am quite a follower of the Arch philosophy and its distro, it has support for various architectures and hardware, plus it can be installed with a variety of desktop environments.

Its installer has many applications that in my case have allowed me to have a fully functional distro after installing, since I was able from the beginning to mount my LAMP server, my ssh access and complement them with a series of applications that I regularly use.

I have not had the need to install anything more than what the installer offered me, which I consider a very important point, at the moment I have not had any failure and its performance is very fluid, so if you are a lover of Arch this It must be a must-try distro.

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  1.   Christian said

    It features a variety of base distro bug fixes, updates, security patches, and additional repositories.

    Can you specify more?

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  2.   Caesar said

    I found out about this distribution on the Elav System Inside channel and it is my favorite KDE distro. Totally stable and with the latest updates for all the software you have installed.
    Its installation is fully customizable and you only install what you need.

  3.   Markuss said

    Well, as much as I search, I cannot find the installation version for 32 bits.
    If it were possible for you to indicate the download link, I would appreciate it. I tried the old version of Anywhere
    (32 bits) in VirtualBox but it gives an error when searching for packages.
    A greeting.

  4.   Markuss said

    Well, as much as I search, I cannot find the installation version for 32 bits.
    If it were possible for you to indicate the download link, I would appreciate it. I tried the old version of Anywhere
    (32 bits) in VirtualBox but it gives an error when searching for packages.
    A greeting.

    1.    Caesar said

      I have found this link to download the dual version. I assume it will have the 32 and 64 bit versions but I haven't tested it:
      You'll tell me how you're doing if you also have that version.
      A greeting.

      1.    Markuss said

        Thanks a lot César, but I just wanted to try the 32-bit version of Anarchy Linux, not the Archlinux version that I had installed some time ago on my old PC.
        On the Anarchy website the only thing I read is that it supports 32-bit software, but I don't see installation iso for that architecture. I imagine that just like Arch they would stop releasing those versions.
        A greeting.

  5.   Alejandro Urrutia said

    Arch's philosophy is that it is not for everyone, it is for those who manage to install it, that is the essential thing about arch that you can choose to install and that not in these versions «» clones you don't have that possibility to install many additional things that you don't even need you will occupy. for that are distros like ubuntu that are for the initiated. Also what will happen when a package fails and falls into the graphical environment (the philosophy is to have the most current and fastest package) but that leads to not always being the best or more stable.
    Anywhere is a simple arch clone with preconfigured installation steps (it no longer works, the packages do not download). It is my opinion this distro is for losers who will not know what to do when some corduroy passes them. better not be bundled and use ubuntu.

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  6.   Samuel Diaz said

    Hi, what's the difference between Arch Linux and Anarchy Linux?

  7.   Markuss said

    To clarify concepts ...
    I only saw an article about the new Anarchy Linux distro where it was said to be distributed for 32-bit architecture. I was surprised and wanted to try it without succeeding, that's all. I have an old PC and I like to test distros on it.
    First I install them in Virtualbox and if they catch my attention they go to the PC.
    I've had Archlinux, Fedora, Debian and even FreeBSD and Gentoo installed on that old pc. These last two distros do seem a bit messy to install (at least for my level) although nothing that is not solved by reading and looking for solutions on the web, but Archlinux does not seem difficult to install at all. There are many tutorials and information about it.
    That said, what a mania do "elitists" have for telling people what to do or not have to do,
    what is good and what is not etc ... What else will the distribution that people use give you? Let them experiment with whatever they want.
    For Samuel Díaz ...
    As far as I know, Archlinux is installed based on commands from the console and you get a minimal installation, that is, once the system is installed you will have to install the desired desktop (Gnome, KDE etc ..) and all the applications, drivers and files necessary.
    With Anarchy (cli interface) you mark what you want to have installed, including applications of all kinds.

    Greetings to all.

  8.   Anonymous said

    These distros take the grace and meaning out of Arch, which is to do a minimal installation and learn a bit of how to get your hands on doing something manual.

    Before these distros, Fedora or Ubuntu is preferable, much simpler for the end user and stable.

    By the way, Markus, FreeBSD is not a Linux distro, in fact, it does not use the Linux kernel, it is a complete OS based on BSD.

  9.   Markuss said

    Last clarification (I do not want to continue with this topic).
    Anonymous, I don't say anywhere that FreeBSD is linux, I mentioned it to highlight how difficult it is to install, nothing more.
    You may be right about the "meaning of Arch", in fact when I first installed it, one of my goals was to understand a little more what it was doing.
    As I know that everyone has their opinion and I do not intend to convince anyone to think otherwise, I will only say that it seems good to me that whoever wants to install Anarchy, Antergos, Manjaro, Namib etc ...
    Well, install it and enjoy it.
    I would understand your position if ArchLinux suddenly decided to add applications or an installer, but I do not agree to criticize other distros because they are easy to install.
    This reminds me of a neighbor who got angry with the whole property because after having been the president of the community and having had to fight and manage many issues, most of them chose to hire a property manager, with what he had gone through , now the others were going to have it so easy and that's not true ...

    A greeting.

  10.   Jorge MG said

    I tried to install it but when I got to the installation of the app it showed errors and canceled the installation.

    In the end I had to go with pure Arch, I hope they fix the problems because I really like it the first time I use it.

  11.   Pablo Alonso said

    Revolutionizing ??????

  12.   kadrianca said

    Many complain about the mania of these friendly newbie clones and the truth is that although there are alternatives, because one has to let the puritans submit to them that they do have the absolute right to use this or that distro because they knew how to install it step by step already pulse (no tutorials). I think these people who make these "simpler" forks are not thinking about what they will say about the Puritans but about bringing a type of linux-like os to a certain group. I remember about 4 years ago that I saw the most extensive and detailed tutorial to install archlinux and that I followed it to the letter and even so the click refused to install the graphic server and I had to choose architect, then previous and Now with manjaro, I like archlinux (its operation and its adorable pacman, which I consider gives a lot of kicks to apt and yum) but they should at least put a cli-type installer for those who want to install the real arch without the cons of installing arch .

    PS: with that last I am not saying that they must go that way but that they open a new door for those who want to know the systems without going through one of their half-brothers.

    PD2: I think that a distro that offers several types of installations (hard: like gentoo - mid: like arch - easy: like slackware / debian cli - and ultra-easy: like ubuntu / fedora) will be the definitive distro, because many will know them , many will be able to collaborate and the gap of those who use this or that form of installation will decrease ...

    1.    Caesar said

      That is the specific case of Anarchy, a CLI installer with a wide variety of options if you choose the custom one. You also have the ability to install the most common desktops (although KDE is missing) more easily.

  13.   alexis said

    I have yaourt in this distro?

    1.    Caesar said

      I use pamac-aur for the graphical interface, but you can install yaourt without problems. As I said, it is a very, very configurable distribution.

  14.   Miguel said

    Use anarchy, install arch kde, good part mid-install, option Anarchy advanced allows to install minimal kde and details. The bad, its manual partitioning, gpt disk, did not record changes and truncated installation. Try everything. In the end I deleted partitions, I had to reboot, and use automatic partitioning, I use the entire linux disk. I don't use dualboot. I couldn't install arch from kiss mode and tried 3 times, it wouldn't boot, that's why I used anarchy. And I wanted Arch, even though Manjaro tempted me.

  15.   Miguel C. said

    Is it an installer like Architec or Archanywhere or is it a whole derived distro like Manjaro, probe Anarchy and it seemed like a pure arch installer but once installed it is called Anarchy in the boot, splash.png, information, screens etc. Archanywhere didn't do that. You installed Arch and it said Arch ... It is not an excess to put Anarchy on the installed distro despite being an installer. Serves yes. I couldn't install arch kiss mode. With anarchy I could, and I didn't want delicacy. I wanted pure arch. If you install and change the splash.png, syslinux.cfg etc so that it says Arch. Would it violate the license of use?

  16.   Agustin said

    The distribution installed it yesterday and it has many functionalities, I have been using arch for two years, the drawback that it has is that you do not have the option to choose the swap file system for the exchange, also fix the partitions and automatically create the swap if it is the theory that they taught me in high school.

    1.    Caesar said

      I do the custom installation and it doesn't create the swap partition for me. Perhaps it is because of the type of installation you have chosen.

  17.   Cristian Garcia said

    I find it difficult to understand the goal of creating Arch-based distros, if a user can perfectly install Arch and have all the wonder that these distros promise.
    I know that the installation can be a bit tedious, but I think that knowing your hardware very well, you already have half an installation in your pocket. The rest is to read the same install.txt file that the iso brings and that's it. In my facilities, it does not usually take more than 10 minutes to have a base system. Of course it is required to look at the wiki, know how to use pacman, and some other detail.
    I have never used these forks and I do not think I do, it seems to me that they are too many.
    These developers could get involved in Arch development and join forces. I don't refuse a more user-friendly CLI / GUI installer, but come on… it's not that bad. Don't be afraid of the console. KISS.

  18.   DieGNU said

    Who thinks that the special thing about Arch is that it is difficult to install is a sovereign bullshit, basically because having tutorials is not even a simple challenge. The good thing about Arch is its repository supplemented with AUR and being able to install everything that is needed without having to open an internet browser.

    In any case, that thought is, unfortunately, the one that prevails the least but is heard the most, what a shame. And by the way, to know that you will think of Manjaro or Antergos also with your thought so obtusely closed; And to put the finishing touches, Ubuntu is turning, thanks to its simplicity and compatibility as well as stability, to move in companies and corporate environments, as well as public services, and for this you have the London Underground, so to give a small example.

  19.   emerson said

    Fail enough
    If you see that it does not recognize your internet connection, ignore the collection of servers
    still it fails more than a fairground shotgun
    but there are people who install it without problems