About ArchLabs Linux

ArchLabs Linux 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 reborn as BunsenLabs we had a reason to celebrate.

The original vision behind ArchLabs was to take the look of BunsenLabs and put it on top of an Arch Linux system as Arch has more up-to-date packages. The speed and simplicity of Pacman and of course the Arch User Repository (AUR) are just added bonuses.

Now that ArchLabs has become established we have developed our own look.  We have kept true to our legacy by keeping our ISO images as minimal as possible and adding only core applications and utilities.

ArchLabs is a rolling release.  No longer have to do a total reinstall or distro upgrade when a new release is unleashed, all you do is update your system as normal. You install it once and continue on your way.

To contact us, please use the Contact page.

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.


My name’s Nathaniel a.k.a Smoke King.

I like open source, making things, and coffee.  There is no better feeling than seeing the fruits of your labour.

I’m Larry, better know as AvnSgt.

I enjoy listening to metal, playing the Souls Series, as well as coding in Rust, from time to time. 
I have about 15 years of Linux experience, across a multitude of distros, as I loved to experiment with various Linux distros, to learn about them, and their tools.


I’m Daniel (A.K.A iDanoo).

Full-time Sys Admin/Web developer, Linux tinkerer, father and part-time Pilot. I spend way too much time trying to perfect the small things.


I’m Sam.

I’m a software developer living in Auckland who also has a keen interest in Linux and Virtualization.

Honourable Mention:

Jody isn’t an official team member but the time and effort he put into ArchLabs all the while maintaining his own distribution, has been so vital to the initial creation and progress of ArchLabs that we wanted to pay tribute to him.


Former Members:

Brett Stevens A.K.A Toola

Rajat Pandita A.K.A. Raj

Hari A.K.A. Hari

Brett was a co-founder of ArchLabs alongside Matt.  Raj came on the team pretty early on and helped us through some tough times. Hari sorted us out with our conky configs early on as well as testing ISO’s.

We wish luck to Toola, Hari and Raj and their place is always open.

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