Arch Linux is a light-weight operating system designed for folks that want to basically build their own OS by adding only the components they need. For this reason, Arch has become a popular choice for experienced Linux enthusiasts looking for more control and customization options than most operating systems provide.
Now the folks behind the Raspberry Pi $35 computer have announced that there’s a build of Arch Linux available that will run on the company’s tiny computer.
Out of the box, the Arch Linux ARM software for the Raspberry Pi will not have a graphical user interface. But after booting into the command-line interface you can manually install a GUI.
The Raspberry Pi features a 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 processor, 256MB of RAM, HDMI output, and an SD card slot for storage. The $35 version also features 2 USB ports and an Ethernet port.
You can also find a build of Debian Linux for at the Raspberry Pi download page.