ArchLabs Linux is an Arch-based distro, influenced and inspired by the look and feel of BunsenLabs with the intermediate to advanced user in mind.

With the rolling release cycle of Arch Linux, new packages will be available immediately, making upgrades a thing of the past.

The ArchLabs ISO does not include a live environment. You are straight into the console. The installer is launched from there.


Latest News

27 March 2020 – Update

A couple of days ago Sam and I migrated the forum and this main ArchLabs website to a new host. If you notice any issues, please let us know.


21 March 2020 – Update

I have opened a new subreddit at Reddit for ArchLabs.  The link is in the sidebar.


21 March 2020

The ArchLabs forum due to some changes in circumstance have been moved (or are at least in the process of moving) over to a Digital Ocean Host.

Any support via Patreon is so very much appreciated and is put to keeping ArchLabs alive.

We also have a Beta ISO available for testing, grab that from here.

Any feedback regarding the new Beta can be shared here.


2 November 2019

Today I received the sad news that our good friend, early collaborator and contributor, Duncan Pringle passed away.  Rest easy DP, you were a real personality and just a downright good mate.


30 October 2019

We pushed a quick bug fix through, the current release is 2019.10.29.


29 October 2019

More than nine months after our last release, the ArchLabs team is happy to announce that ArchLabs 2019.10.28 is available for download. Please see the Release Notes for a list of changes.


12 October 2019

Real life has once again interrupted our work on a new release.  At this point we are looking at an early 2020 release.


20 August 2019

After a lengthy break ArchLabs are back in business.  Firing on all cylinders.  Keep an ear out, you’ll hear more from us soon.


5 April 2019

The ArchLabs team is in hibernation for now.  Don’t expect a release anytime soon.  Just taking a break and re-energising.

Nate and I are on the outlook for an extra developer.  Anyone interested, please send either Nate or myself a PM at the ArchLabs forum.

See you all in a bit.


27 January 2019.

Baph our in house AUR helper has had an update.


20 January 2019.

2019.20 Refresh is available for download.  For changes, see the changelog.


18 December 2018.

2018.12 Release requires manual intervention for existing installs. See here for further information