Welcome To

Garuda Linux

Choose your desktop environment:
KDE, Xfce, GNOME, Cinnamon, Qtile, i3wm, Sway and Hyprland.

Latest Release


Spizaetus Release

We are happy to release the brand new "Spizaetus" release on October 29, 2023! This release focuses on many usability improvements and also features a brand new Hyprland community edition. Meanwhile, we say farewell to a few editions which are missing a maintainer.

Special Spotlights

Easy Installation


We make the installation process simple by using the Calamares installer, which is both fast and easy to use.

Unleash the beauty


With handpicked desktop themes, appealing shell look and beautiful blur effects out of the box, Garuda Linux never lets you down.

BTRFS as the default filesystem with zstd compression


BTRFS is a modern, Copy-on-Write (CoW) filesystem for Linux, aimed at implementing advanced features while also focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. We use automatic snapshots out of the box.

(Garuda Assistant) GUI tool for various common tasks along with Snapper

Garuda Assistant

While being a rolling release distro, our goal is to ensure that your system will not be left in an unbootable state after a problematic update. Thus, we use the BTRFS filesystem integrated with Snapper which employs an automatic snapshot feature, backing up the system configuration before each update. You can access recent snapshots directly from GRUB*

Chaotic-AUR: a repository with huge selection of precompiled binaries

Garuda Assistant

Garuda uses Chaotic-AUR as repository featuring one of the bigger precompiled software choices out there out of the box. Among the selection of software are a lot of emulators, kernels, games, themes and other commonly used tools - around 3900 packages right now!

A fast & privacy-friendly, yet usable browser based on Floorp - FireDragon

Garuda Assistant

We ship our own browser "FireDragon", which is forked from the excellent Floorp browser. Amongst its features are privacy-friendly defaults, performance settings for fast Web and Video experiences and a small collection of useful addons. The default search engine is the non-logging SearX instance we host on our server for better privacy.

GUI for managing drivers and kernels (Garuda Settings Manager)

Garuda Settings Manager

GUI for installing curated gaming software (Garuda Gamer)

Garuda Gamer


Rolling Release

Garuda Linux is a rolling release distro based on Arch Linux, which ensures always getting the latest software updates. Besides the Arch official repositories, we use 2 extra repositories on top, the Chaotic AUR and Garuda Linux repository.

Linux Zen Kernel

A faster, more-responsive Linux kernel optimized for desktop, multimedia and gaming. Result of a collaborative effort of kernel hackers to provide the best Linux kernel possible for everyday systems.

Ease of Use

We use micro as the default, terminal-based text editor that aims to be easy to use and intuitive, while taking advantage of the capabilities of modern terminals.

Garuda Linux offers you various GUI tools for managing system settings out of the box to make your jump-start easier.

Always Free

Garuda Linux will always remain free and open source. Our source code is currently hosted on GitLab . Everyone has right to copy, compile, study, modify and redistribute the source code. We create it to have a Linux-based operating system that is easy to use and beautiful.

Choose between battery saving and performance tweaks

Our goal is to provide a distro that is versatile while making it beautiful. That's why we provide the option of using battery saving or performance tweaks

1. Improved I/O performance (performance)
2. CPU scheduler can be set to power-save or performance
3. ZRAM enabled by default
4. Systemd-oomd as OOM prevention daemon
5. Ananicy-Cpp, which automatically adjust NICE levels (performance)
*Garuda Linux does not imply that BTRFS snapshots are a full backup solution. If you wish to ensure your data's security you must implement your own full data backup regimen. Garuda is not responsible in any way or manner if data loss of any kind occurs. The user is solely responsible for ensuring the safety of their own data. Likewise, Garuda cannot guarantee that BTRFS snapshots can recover your system to a functional state in the event of a serious system breakage.