Garuda Linux – The Most Beautiful Linux Distro

Garuda Linux – The Most Beautiful Linux Distro

Garuda Linux is a Linux distribution based on the Arch Linux operating system. Garuda Linux is available in wide range of popular Linux desktop environments, including modified versions of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment. It features a rolling release update model using Pacman as its package manager. The term Garuda, which originates from Hinduism, is defined as a divine eagle-like sun bird and the king of birds.

Garuda Linux comes with an option called Barebones for advanced users. It’s meant for users who do not want extra software and functionalities. Barebones KDE and GNOME have minimum packages that allow the Operating System to run simple functionalities. Garuda Linux does not provide any support for Barebone users, as the user has the liberty to control their Linux distribution. Garuda Linux provides multiple environments, but the ISO’s are packed with either one of the environments only. Others can be installed manually.

History of Garuda Linux

Garuda Linux was released on the 26 March 2020. Garuda Linux is developed by developers around the world. Founded by SGS (Germany) and Shrinivas Vishnu Kumbhar (India).

Garuda Linux

System Requirements

Garuda Linux hardware requirements vary on the Desktop Environment used, but are very similar.

Minimum requirements:

  • 30 GB storage
  • 4 GB RAM

Recommended requirements:

  • 40 GB storage
  • 8 GB RAM

Garuda Linux also requires a thumbdrive that contains 4 GB space for their standard versions. Gaming Desktop Environments require a thumbdrive with 8 GB storage space available.


The official Garuda Linux website supplies ISO images that can be run using a USB which contains 4 GB/8 GB of storage space, depending on the ISO image chosen. After the user has their partitions and formats set up on their drive, they can insert the thumbdrive and boot into it from the BIOS. Calamares will begin its process and present the user with a GUI installer.

Garuda Linux uses a rolling release update model in which new packages are supplied throughout the day. Pacman, the package manager, allows users to easily update their system.

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