A user-friendly Arch Linux derivative

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RebornOS offers an innovative alternative to Arch Linux that will appeal to Linux newcomers.

Arch Linux has the reputation of being difficult for beginners and users switching from other operating systems. Several projects have tried to remedy this situation. RebornOS [1], a young derivative based on the discontinued Antergos, offers a user-friendly alternative, while retaining the advantages of Arch Linux.

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RebornOS makes it easy to get started, offering many graphical dialogs and tools. The developers focus on seamless integration of innovative technologies and the easiest possible installation of the operating system. RebornOS is available as a single hybrid ISO image with a size of about 2.1GB, which is designed for 64-bit hardware only.

After creating the boot media, you boot from it into a GRUB menu. Besides the various standard options, GRUB lets you boot RebornOS as a Live system, but it does not offer an option for installing directly from disc.

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