Garuda Linux is a rolling release distro based on Arch Linux, which ensures always getting the latest software updates.
We only use one extra repo on top of Arch Linux repos, placing us very close to Arch Linux without having to install the system via command line.
We are happy to release the brand new Raptor Eagle release on March 5 2023, one of our biggest and proudest releases to date. This release we focused on a brand new theme for Dr460nized as well as major internal and usability changes. See what months of improvements look like!
We make the installation process simple by using the Calamares installer, which is both fast and easy to use.
With handpicked desktop themes, appealing shell look and beautiful blur effects out of the box, Garuda Linux never lets you down.
BTRFS is a modern, Copy-on-Write (CoW) filesystem for Linux, aimed at implementing advanced features while also focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. We use automatic snapshots out of the box.
While being a rolling release distro, our goal is to ensure that your system will not be left in an unbootable state after a problematic update. Thus, we use the BTRFS filesystem integrated with Snapper which employs an automatic snapshot feature, backing up the system configuration before each update. You can access recent snapshots directly from GRUB*
Garuda uses Chaotic-AUR as repository featuring one of the bigger precompiled software choices out there out of the box. Among the selection of software are a lot of emulators, kernels, games, themes and other commonly used tools - around 2400 packages right now!
A faster, more-responsive Linux kernel optimized for desktop, multimedia and gaming.
Result of a collaborative effort of kernel hackers to provide the best Linux kernel possible for everyday systems.
Ease of Use
We use micro as the default, terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while taking advantage of the capabilities of modern terminals.
Garuda Linux offers you various GUI tools for managing system settings out of the box to make your jump-start easier.
Garuda Linux will always remain free and open source. Our source code is currently hosted on GitLab . Everyone has right to copy, compile, study, modify and redistribute the source code. We create it to have a Linux-based operating system that is easy to use and beautiful.