Antergos Is Working Out Well For Measuring Up Arch Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 6 December 2014 at 10:00 PM EST. 50 Comments
This past week I've been carrying out a number of system installations using Antergos as an Arch-based distribution with its quick and easy GUI/CLI installer. In seeking somewhat of a stable/sane base of settings and default packages that's easy to reproduce by others on independent systems yet still rolling-release with Arch, I've been happy with Antergos thus far.

Like Manjaro, Antergos is an easy way to setup an Arch Linux based system with having some basic CLI and GUI installations that provides sane defaults and a nice package-set. When setting up several systems, having plenty of other work to deal with, and having a basic starting environment that others can reproduce and test from while pulling in a constant flow of upstream software updates, using Antergos has been nice for seeking Arch Linux exposure within the soon to be announced new Linux testing farm.

As with Arch proper, the Phoronix Test Suite will run fine on Antergos for Linux benchmarking. Coming up in the next few days will be some fresh Antergos Linux benchmarks on Phoronix in a large distribution comparison -- beyond the work that's going on within the Phoromatic / test farm.

Those wanting to give Antergos a try can visit Up to now I had just spent some limited time playing with Antergos but now after deploying it on multiple systems, I'm liking the distribution thus far.

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