ArchLabs Linux

ArchLabs Linux is an Arch Linux based distro, heavily influenced and inspired by the look and feel of BunsenLabs.

The more we used BunsenLabs the more we wanted the simplicity that they brought to the table on our Arch install.

After much discussion, ArchLabs was born.

We tried to keep the look of BunsenLabs as much as possible in the first months but as we progressed along the way we developed our own style and look.  No longer is ArchLabs a BunsenLabs clone, we are our own beast now.

As we are based on Arch Linux rather than Debian, there are bound to be subtle differences.

Arch Linux is a rolling distro, so is ArchLabs. You will get regular updates from ArchLabs.

Highlights of ArchLabs:

  • Minimal
  • Graphical installation or terminal (via ABIF) you choose how to install
  • Based on Arch Linux.
  • Only a few basic apps pre-installed.
  • Minimal themes
  • Openbox Desktop with Polybar included as default panel.
  • i3 window manager included on the ISO.
  • Skippy-XD for window management has been included.
  • A welcome script called AL-Hello is included to extend your desktop

Mínimo is our latest release.  An update will be released in the near future.

In the meantime, download a copy, install and see for yourself….


16 thoughts on “ArchLabs Linux

    • Archmerge is nothing to do with ArchLabs. Its the creation of a former team member.

      If you want numerous themes and desktops they are the guys to follow. We are keeping to the BunsenLabs theorem of minimal.


  1. I love Antegros Cinnamon, yet it feels as if Cinnamon will always have that unfinished quirky feel to it. Manjaro is pretty sweet but it not Arch enough for me. So, thought I would try ArchLabs.

    Well done folks! Polybar is the status bar Openbox has always been missing, pure genius for pairing the two together. Thank you for a minimal but incredibly functional and beautiful desktop distro and keeping the Arch speed and simplicity. Good selection of applications.

    I hope you stick to the guns and continue this by the principles that made this the best minimal distro I have ever tried with one of the best, if not best, distros.

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