Orange Pi Board Has Arch-Based Linux Distribution in the Works

Nov 28, 2022

The developers of the Orange Pi board are planning to release an Arch-based Linux distribution available for its hardware as an alternative to Orange Pi OS.

The developers of the Orange Pi board have made available four operating systems supported for their hardware – Orange Pi OS, Ubuntu, Debian, and Manjaro. Soon, they will be adding another distribution into the mix, one based on Arch Linux.

This version of Arch Linux will be user-friendly and highly compatible with open source drivers. Orange Pi OS (Arch) will ship with LibreOffice and will support most of the major Linux desktops, such as GNOME, KDE, and Xfce.

According to the developers, Orange Pi OS (Arch) will be easy to install, stable, highly secure, support multi-framework systems (such as x86, Arm, and Risc-V), and will support a wide number of applications (including Codeblock, GNOME-Disks, Inkscape, Thunderbird, VLC, Vscode, Neochat, Remmina, and more).

Orange Pi OS (Arch) will also include support for most of the popular multimedia forms, multi-core CPUs, command-line and GUI installation, and will be privacy and security conscious.

For more information on Orange Pi OS (Arch), check the official site for the OS, where the team will continue to add updates and news as they happen.

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