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Raspberry Pi gets Arch Linux

by Rob Zwetsloot

A version of Arch Linux for ARM is now available for Raspberry Pi, only days after the device initially went on sale

After 6 months of development, Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi is finally ready. Coming mere days after the sell-out launch of the tiny computer, Arch Linux ARM is the second operating system to be officially approved by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Eben Upton, foundation trustee, wrote about the release on the Raspberry Pi website:

“Arch Linux ARM is based on Arch Linux, which aims for simplicity and full control to the end user. It provides a lightweight base structure that allows you to shape the system to your needs. For this reason, the Arch Linux ARM image for the Raspberry Pi does not come with a graphical user interface.”

Arch Linux ARM will be offered on a rolling-release cycle, with packages updated as they come rather than big releases every few months. A Desktop Environment can be added after installation.

Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi is available from the Raspberry Pi download page

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