Arch Linux is well known for not only being one of the most stable operating systems on the market but also for being a bit complicated to install. With the December release (available now), that all changes.
Although Arch Linux still doesn’t use a GUI installer, the archinstall command makes installing the open-source OS much simpler than previous iterations. With a text-based menu installer, you’ll find getting Arch Linux up and running a far less “painful” process.
As first reported by 9to5Linux, the latest version of archinstall (version 2.7) also adds a few important features: support for Unified Kernel Image (UKI); the ability to check for a new version of archinstall during the installation process; support for the nvidia-dkms package (when installing the NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver); and plenty of bug fixes.
As well, the latest version of Arch Linux includes kernel 6.6 LTS.
Anyone looking to install the latest version of Arch Linux can head to the official download page, select the mirror nearest to your location and download the ISO image for installation.
Unlike many Linux distributions, Arch Linux doesn’t publish official release notes. Instead, this is the information the team shares with the public for the latest release.
Of course, you can always join the Arch-announce mailing list to keep abreast of what’s going on with the distribution.