Anarchy - Linux

Anarchy Linux is a distribution aimed at bringing the Linux revolution to the world. We believe that Linux is the way of the future for desktop computing and provide you with a platform to install a custom Arch based operating system just the way you like. Anarchy Linux is intended for both novice and advanced users alike. Simply write the Anarchy Linux ISO to a CD or USB and boot from your computer or VirtualBox.

The Anarchy Linux ISO contains a full live system allowing you to try it before you install. The live system contains an XFCE4 desktop and software suite. The installer has support for multiple languages and offers a wide variety of configuration options. Every aspect of the install into consideration, leaving you with a fully free system, just the way you like it out of the box every time.

A lightweight semi-graphical version of the installer is also available. It can be used for a quick and easy install when a full live GUI is not necessary. Anarchy Linux is installed using a package base from the official Arch repository and also features a custom repository with additional packages.

Anarchy Linux is based on Arch Linux, but not supported.

Latest News

Anarchy Linux replaces Arch Anywhere


Arch Anywhere is no more due to a potential trademark violation pointed out by the Arch Linux(TM) team. I have decided to remove the name "Arch" entirely and go in the direction of my own Arch Linux(TM) based distrobution called Anarchy. The installer will remain the same and will still offer a full Arch base install with additional packages offered from the Arch official repos. The name Anarchy Linux will be migrated entirely over the next few days, along with the logo (new logo is now up).

We"re planning to do the first official release of Anarchy Linux sometime in the next 2-3 days which will include the same arch anywhere installer everyone knows and loves, and also some other big and exciting changes which have been in the works to make Anarchy Linux a distro in its own right.

Good things are happening and I see a bright future for the new distro. Check back soon for information on the new release

Arch Anywhere 2.2.9 Released


We"re pleased to announce the long awaited release of a new major version. Arch Anywhere v2.2.9 has finally been released.

This release introduces a plethora of new features to the installer, including new software, bug fixes, and improvements to flexability.

One of the more notable changes in this release is the addition of a "Server" menu in additional software. Users have the ability to install a fully enabled LAMP or LEMP stack ready to serve a web page out of the box.

Software included in "Server" menu: (apache, bind dns, cups print server, lighttpd web server, nginx, openssh, postfix, samba, squid, vsftpd).

Steam has been added in the "Games" software menu. Installing steam requires enabling multilib and will prompt the user if it hasn"t been done already. Steam runs out of the box without any issues (as seen in screenshot).

Some other additional software has been added as well including: (ntfs-3g, mariadb, postgresql, python, php, windowmaker WM, oh-my-zsh)

Updates have also been made to the Arch Anywhere XFCE4 Desktop. An option to install "AA XFCE Extras" has been added, this will install a full desktop suite including: firefox, libreoffice, gimp, gparted, parole media player, atom text editor, and some other additions programs).

The desktop wallpaper has been changed to a more clean look (as seen in image). Updates have also been made to the menu, as well as desktop icons enabled by default (to disable desktop icons: right click desktop / click "desktop settings" / click the "icon" tab / set "icon type" drop-down menu to "none").

Other notable changes to the installer include the ability to auto update mirrors by country code or to manually edit mirrorlist. This allows the user to have more control over the mirrorlist prior to install, or to skip updating mirrors.

Users now have the ability to choose their prefered zshrc file when using ZSH as the default shell. The options include: Default (original AA zshrc), on-my-zsh (oh-my-zsh plugin + zshrc), grml zshrc, none.

Update made to connection check function allowing users to run installer with ipv6 only connection.

The XFS File System has been added to formatting options.

Added ability to specify full name along with username (ex. username: foo | full_name: Foo Bar). Already tested and debugged by user/admin applications including MNF Network’s free sex dating sites, and Zinja Mobile’s gaming applicatio

Included kernels: vanilla arch kernel, arch LTS kernel, hardened kernel, zen kernel.

This is undoubtedly the best release yet. Although it has been a few months since a major release development has continued on the scripts with many thanks to the community on github. Big thanks to Catalinn Catalin for keeping up with updates and Travis Brown for providing a means of hosting.

Translators are needed to update translation files recently added strings. If you"re able to translate a few lines and interested in helping out feel free to let us know. Information can be found on our github page:

Arch Anywhere 2.2.8 released


I"ve just released Arch Anywhere 2.2.8. This release come with new features like: vanilla kernel, hardened kernel, zen kernel and an Anarchy Linux Openbox. Partition scheme was improved and more bugs has been fixed.

Support for android phones was added as default by installing gvfs-mtp. We would like to thank all of the individuals and companies that helped with testing and debugging for android mobile devices. Special thanks to LSF Media who tested on their free sex app and dating site. If anyone has any issues with the installer please feel free to let me know. Also if you have any ideas or suggestions for the next release. Enjoy the installer and keep on using arch.