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Antergos Linux Project Ends

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What started as a summertime hobby seven years ago quickly grew into an awesome Linux distribution with an even more awesome community around it. Our goal was to make Arch Linux available to a wider audience of users by providing a streamlined, user friendly experience including a safe place for users to communicate, learn, and help one another. There have been 931,439 unique downloads of Antergos since 2014 (when we began keeping track). We think it’s safe to say we’ve accomplished our goal.

Today, we are announcing the end of this project. As many of you probably noticed over the past several months, we no longer have enough free time to properly maintain Antergos. We came to this decision because we believe that continuing to neglect the project would be a huge disservice to the community. Taking this action now, while the project’s code still works, provides an opportunity for interested developers to take what they find useful and start their own projects.

For existing Antergos users: there is no need to worry about your installed systems as they will continue to receive updates directly from Arch. Soon, we will release an update that will remove the Antergos repos from your system along with any Antergos-specific packages that no longer serve a purpose due to the project ending. Once that is completed, any packages installed from the Antergos repo that are in the AUR will begin to receive updates from there.

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Also: Arch-Based Antergos Linux Distribution Calls It Quits

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Yet another Linux distribution shuts down

  • Yet another Linux distribution shuts down, and the Open Source community should be worried

    More and more people are trying Linux-based operating systems these days, and with Windows 10 being so hated, that should not be a surprise. Sadly, while the Linux community should be thriving from Microsoft's missteps with Windows, it feels like the opposite is happening. The Linux Mint development team is experiencing turmoil, for instance, while Scientific Linux has shut down entirely.

    Unfortunately, things are getting even more dire, as yet another Linux distribution has shut down. This time, the operating system is the Arch-based Antergos.

"close to a million times (931,439 unique downloads)"

  • Antergos Linux Project Discontinued

    Antergos project has been announced about their project ends on yesterday (May 21, 2019).

    Antergos is beginner-friendly Arch Linux based distribution, which started seven years ago (2012-13) and quickly became an awesome Linux distribution.

    Beginners are don’t like Arch Linux since the installation steps are very difficult for them.

    Antergos took the challenge and made Arch Linux accessible to everyone by providing a simple and user friendly installation steps.

    The project has gained popularity in 2014 and became a popular distribution.

    As per their records, it was downloaded close to a million times (931,439 unique downloads).

Antergos Linux Has Been Discontinued

  • Antergos Linux Has Been Discontinued, All Users Will Be Migrated to Arch Linux

    The development behind the Antergos Linux operating system announced the discontinuation of the project, as they decided to step down from developing this Arch Linux-based GNU/Linux distribution.

    Created more than seven years ago by Alexandre Filgueira, Gustau Castells, and Dustin Falgout, Antergos Linux was first called Cinnarch as it aimed to be an unofficial Cinnamon flavor of the popular and powerful Arch Linux operating system. A year later, it was renamed from Cinnarch to Antergos, which is a Galician word meaning "to link the past with the present."

    Antergos wanted to provide the Linux community with a modern, beautiful, and powerful computer operating system that is easy to install, configure, and use. Antergos Linux used its own graphical installer, as oppossed to Arch Linux, which still doesn't have a GUI installed, those making the installation harder for newcomers, those bringing Arch Linux to the masses.

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  • Antergos Linux project has been discontinued

    The beloved Linux distribution, Antergos, has been discontinued by its principal developers. Antergos Linux is based on Arch Linux and often described as the version of Arch that is easier to install.

    For most users who wanted a taste of Arch, without much difficulty (of course there would be some), they were always met with Antergos as their choice. Unfortunately, this excellent distribution has run its course now.

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