Arus is not just another Linux distribution; it's a distinctive vision brought to life. At its heart is a desktop experience like no other, designed with simplicity and user-friendliness in mind. Our commitment to customization runs deep, aligning seamlessly with the Artado philosophy.
Arus's Key Features:
🌟 Unique Desktop Design: Arus's desktop environment is its defining feature. Crafted for both elegance and ease of use, it promises a desktop experience that's truly exceptional.
🔧 Complete Customization: Just like all other Artado products, Arus grants you the power to personalize every aspect of your system, ensuring it's tailored to your preferences.
📦 Effortless Package Management: Arus simplifies the process for developers and users alike. Developers can easily package their software, while users can effortlessly download and install these packages. Plus, we're introducing Arus Community Repos, reminiscent of AUR, to expand your software choices.
🏬 Artado Store: With the Artado Store, you'll have a user-friendly interface to explore and install software.
📦 Flatpaks by Default: Arus puts convenience first by using Flatpaks as the default for GUI apps. You'll find most software in the Artado Store available in this format.
Our Vision for Arus:
Arus is more than an operating system; it's the heart of the Artado ecosystem. Our goal is to offer you a user-friendly and highly customizable experience that seamlessly connects all Artado products. Arus follows a semi-rolling release model, ensuring your software stays up-to-date and stable.
Under the Hood:
We build Arus using C/C++ for the desktop environment and Rust for our innovative package manager. We're committed to using the latest stable kernel version, currently 6.4.14, though this may change by release.
Arus supports ".gel" (our package manager's format) and ".flatpak" by default, with plans to offer Snaps and AppImages as options.
Independence and Innovation:
Arus breaks free from the mold of traditional Linux distributions. We're not just another distro; we're pioneering our own path. This independence gives us near-total control over the system, allowing us to push boundaries and create something truly unique.
Center of the Artado Ecosystem:
Arus stands at the core of the Artado ecosystem, embodying the values of open source, privacy, and customization that define Artado. It's here that Celer Browser becomes the default browser, and in Celer, Artado Search takes its place as the default search engine.
Arus is currently in active development and is expected to make its debut in the summer of 2024. In the meantime, you can explore Artado Search or stay updated through our social media channels, Discord server, and our forum.
Arus is where innovation meets user empowerment. Get ready to experience Linux like never before. 🌐🖥️🚀