About ARCHLabs

ARCHLabs is a Linux distribution (distro) launched by two guys with a love of BunsenLabs and Arch Linux.

We loved Crunchbang #! back in the day and we were disappointed when it came to an end but when it was taken over and BunsenLabs came to the fore, it was a great day for the Crunchbang #! community.

We wanted to take the look of BunsenLabs and put it on top of Arch Linux as it has more up-to-date packages, speed, simplicity, Pacman and of course the Arch User Repository (AUR).

Most importantly for us, it is a rolling release, so you just keep on updating and no longer have to do a total reinstall or distro upgrade. You install it once and continue on your way.

Now, after months of work, late nights and a heap of coffee (!) we have finally arrived at our destination and couldn’t be prouder.

Team ARCHLabs


I’m Matt, sometimes known as Dobbie.

I love Metal, Beer and Linux. In that order.

I’m a man of few words, as you can see.


I’m Brett, but you can call me Toola

I love Music, My Ukulele, Jim Beam and Linux

My wife, my kids and I can talk underwater with a mouth full of marbles!!


I’m Hari, but mostly known as Postmaster on teh interwebs.

I love metal, beer, moar metal, procrastinating & even moar metal dammit!

Still learning my way around Linux.


Erik’s motto is living to learn and learning to live. He has a passion for anything Linux and likes to share his knowledge via tutorials.

Jody isn’t an official team member but his input has been so vital to the creation and progress of ArchLabs that we wanted to pay tribute to him.


Hey, I’m Jody.

I am a husband, father, and Linux geek, in that order.

The best things in life are free (and open source).