An ArchLinux-based lightweight desktop system
CTKArch is a minimalistic Arch Linux setup (and not a distribution), that comes with a set of carefully selected
applications and provides maximum hardware support, exclusively using free open-source software.
It aims at providing the indispensable base applications for a desktop installation,
while saving time on the installation process by autoconfiguring the system, in the same way
you would have done by hand.
The included applications are chosen among the lighter available, yet keeping the
interface user-friendly and the benefits of a rolling-release distribution: CTKArch has become the
running proof that this is possible!
Its base principle is to leave the users with a choice, when there is one: applications
are only included if their usefulness isn’t questionable.
CTKArch features a powerful add-on system, and support for a persistent data partition, that allow
to easily add custom applications to the live system, leaving the base ISO devoid of any piece of software some
people may not appreciate.
The CTKArch live CD/USB can be installed, for instance on your hard disk or memory card.
Once installed, it becomes a classical Arch Linux installation, with applications for web browsing,
e-mail, chat, FTP, file-management & archiving, office, image, audio and video viewing & edition, and CD burning;
just as if you had spent your day choosing them.
Optionally, and in order to upgrade the system after that, please read the documentation,
part installation, and follow the RSS feed.
CTKArch 0.7 released
CTKArch features a new optional bright theme!
Files are ordered in the iso to fasten the boot and Asunder (for cdrip) was added.
This version allows you to turn your live into a “nomad install” by saving all system
changes in a folder of the persistent data partition. MKaddon supports AUR packages.
Interface details have been improved: default file associations, environment menu, support for
laptops' volume buttons…
Links: ctkarch.org forum topic |
ArchLinux BBS forum topic |
(FR) ArchLinux-fr forum topic |
(FR) LinuxFR announce
CTKArch has a new website!
It uses the graphics of the official Arch Linux site and is
written simply, as it should be. ☺
If you are interested, the sources are available here.
CTKArch on distrowatch.org
Wow. I didn't expect my tiny live system to be taken for a distribution when I started “just for fun”!
But it looks like it is now worth a
page on Distrowatch! ☺
This had very good consequences: I received a lot of good advice and ideas by e-mail!