ArchMergeD
D stands for
you Decide what Desktop you take
ArchMergeD is < 1GB in size. Installing this iso will not take long. We will use calamares, a graphical installer, that guides us through the process.

ArchMerge is the complete fully themed iso > 2GB
ArchMergeD is the stripped version from Archmerge < 1GB

We want you to learn to use github – very easy to use with the help of my scripts and tutorials. Then we learn how to make scripts, which is basically a text file that runs the commands you would normally type in the terminal. In the end we have scripts we can re-use on Budgie, Gnome, Cinnamon, …

We will need bluetooth support in all of them. Just an example. It will be the same script we can re-use on all desktop environments.

Phase 2, 3 and phase 4 you can choose any desktop environment you like.

WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE IF YOU WANT TO START WITH ARCHMERGED ISO?
We show you where to download ArchMergeD and explaining the difference between ArchMerge and ArchMergeD.

We can install any desktop environment on ArchMergeD.

Use github if you want to. We recommend you do. You will thank me later. Then you can share your scripts with us and we will get a collection of ArchMergeD-i3’s and ArchMergeD-budgie’s and so many others.

We provide you with a skeleton of scripts. You change them to your personal needs. Add applications or delete applications.

It is finally up to you to decide that.

Let us install Archmerged
After installation you can go to the bottom right and log off and restart.

Check if you have the fastest servers with the alias

and

This will force a refresh of all package lists and upgrade.

You can use the alias to check for updates and this one checks also the AUR packages.


Then it is time to decide what desktop to install.