D stands for
you Decide what Desktop you take

ArcoLinuxD is approx. 1GB in size. Installing this iso will not take long. We will use calamares, a graphical installer, that guides us through the installation process.

ArcoLinux is the complete fully themed iso approx. 2GB
ArcoLinuxD is the stripped version from ArcoLinux approx. 1GB

We want you to learn to use github – very easy to use with the help of our scripts and tutorials. Then we learn how to make scripts; a script is basically a text file that runs the commands you would normally type in the terminal. In the end we have scripts we can re-use on Budgie, Gnome, Cinnamon, …

In phase 2 we just choose the desktops, we have learned from the ArcoLinux iso

  1. i3
  2. Openbox
  3. Xfce

In phase 3 we choose any other desktop out there.

  1. Awesome
  2. Bspwm
  3. Budgie
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Deepin
  6. Dwm
  7. Enlightenment
  8. Gnome
  9. Herbstluftwm
  10. Jwm
  11. KDE Plasma
  12. LXDE
  13. LXQt
  14. Mate
  15. Xmonad


Download ArcoLinuxD from If you want to know the difference between ArcoLinux and ArcoLinuxD then check the FAQ.

We can install any desktop environment on ArcoLinuxD.

We provide you with a skeleton of scripts. You change them to your personal needs.
Add applications or delete applications in those scripts.

Use github if you want to save your own changed scripts based on ours. We recommend you do.
It will work as a kind of backup of what you have achieved.

You can try it out on virtualbox

Let us install ARCOLINUXD
After the installation you can go to the bottom right and log off and restart or use the checkbox of calamares.

Make sure the iso is no longer in your virtual machine or that you unplug your usb from your computer.

Then you boot back into ArcoLinuxD and login.

Action 1 : get fastest servers
Ensure you have the fastest Arch Linux servers with the alias

Action 2 : update arch and arcoLINUX repos
Update first your system to receive the latest updates

sudo pacman -Syyu

or use its alias


This will force a refresh of all package lists and upgrade all Arch and ArcoLinux packages

Action 3 : update AUR packages

Then you check if you need to update the packages coming from AUR


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