Learning phase 1

Please read following essential posts
ArcoLinux Core Info
ArcoLinux Fast Track


You have downloaded the ArcoLinux iso. Now you can install ArcoLinux either on a virtual machine or on an SSD.
We recommend clicking on “Start here” and working your way down the menu.

Use the menus, categories, tags and the search to look for specific items. Or simply explore the website.

On you will find articles about Xfce, Openbox and i3 as well as general linux topics. provides more information on Xfce, Openbox and i3. The other desktops are ONLY documented on

“Any desktop” articles means they apply to all the desktops.

If you want to build your own ArcoLinuxB iso, then you go to

Installing Arch Linux or Phase 5 in our learning path can be found on

To learn how to build your own distro from scratch go tothe Carli project on


How to get the fastest Arch Linux servers

How to get the fastest Arch Linux servers

It started with the wish to have an up-to-date mirrorlist during the installation of ArcoLinux. Calamares provides us a great variety of applications to download. It is now more than ever important to get the best Arch Linux servers for your country. The alias mirror...

How to install a printer – looking for drivers

How to install a printer – looking for drivers

ArcoLinux has printer support enabled by default. If you are working on Arch Linux then you need to read up about cups. Cups and its packages provides support for thousands of printers but maybe not (yet) the latest printers. Check out this page to know more about...