Arch Linux Kicks Off 2020 with 2020.01.01 Release Powered by Linux Kernel 5.4

Arch Linux is a respected and well known GNU/Linux distribution that follows a rolling release model where the user installs once and receives updates forever. Arch Linux also generates monthly ISO images that contain all the package updates pushed through the software repositories in the previous month.

Arch Linux 2020.01.01 is here as the first ISO release in 2020, powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.4 kernel series, which brings numerous new features and enhancements like support for Microsoft’s exFAT file system, the “lockdown” security feature, and improved app memory management on Android.

Arch Linux is a lightweight and flexible Linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

Currently we have official packages optimized for the x86-64 architecture. We complement our official package sets with a community-operated package repository that grows in size and quality each and every day.

Our strong community is diverse and helpful, and we pride ourselves on the range of skillsets and uses for Arch that stem from it. Please check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Arch.

Release Info

The image can be burned to a CD, mounted as an ISO file, or be directly written to a USB stick using a utility like dd. It is intended for new installations only; an existing Arch Linux system can always be updated with pacman -Syu.

Current Release: 2020.01.01
Included Kernel: 5.4.6
ISO Size: 656.0 MB

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