• Why Is Antergos Linux So Much Faster Than Other Linux Distributios?


    I’ve been using Manjaro, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu lately to test out new distributions. I’ve noticed Antergos is just so much more snapper and high strung compared to every distribution I’ve tried. I have the XFCE version of both Antergos and Manjaro and Antergos is so much snappier. The only reason I use Manjaro for my main operating system is the stability. Can anyone tell me why Antergos is just so fast?[link text](link url)

  • I wouldn’t really know how much the difference is because I haven’t really done 1 to 1 comparisons with other OSes. I couldn’t say I really noticed too much difference with Ubuntu, the last time I used that one. Except for shutting down the computer, which is quite faster in Antergos for some reason.

    Maybe it has for one thing to do with how small Antergos is from it’s first install, as you only install the minimum you need? Other factor could also be that the developers apply optimalizations that other distros don’t.

  • @ChrisMX3417 said in Why Is Antergos Linux So Much Faster Than Other Linux Distributios?:

    Can anyone tell me why Antergos is just so fast?

    It is a magical secret ;)

    No for real, Antergos is faster then Manjaro or Ubuntu because of a good selection for the packages, and there are only little changes on configuration and style instead of a pure Archlinux system. (Archlinux would be more fast if you do a clean configuration with only needed stuff)

  • The speed is due to Antergos being so much more unstable and crashy than Manjaro.
    J.

  • In addition to everyone elses thoughts, it also tends to be faster because Antergos uses lightlocker and no background screen while booting up (or down). This cuts the time it takes to boot up in half! The reasons for it being so much faster just over all have already been mentioned by the others. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in!

    And welcome to Antergos, friend!

  • My Antergos does not use lightlocker.
    J.

  • GDM then, I assume? I’ll admit, Antergos is still pretty fast with GDM, but I think I heard somewhere that it does slow down the boot time a little bit.

  • GDM? Gnome? Hell, never!
    J.

  • @Keegan @Jeannie____ is using sddm i think ;)

  • Hi,

    You forgot that we @developers are super cool. 😬

    Cheers!

  • i use sddm, fast!

    Can anyone tell me why Antergos is just so fast?

    I have no idea, specially comparing Arch based distros like antergos/manjaro.

    Except for shutting down the computer, which is quite faster in Antergos for some reason.

    Yes, i really love that, my pc turn off in 3-5 seconds, if you need to go out in a hurry is a perfect distro hehehehe, don’t stuck doing stupid things/updates

  • @karasu said in Why Is Antergos Linux So Much Faster Than Other Linux Distributios?:

    You forgot that we @developers are super cool.

    Totally!!!

    You guys are AMAZING! (And I sincerely mean it too🙂)

  • I think it’s probably due to optimization the developers put in. Even on my 6 year old laptop that only had a 1.65 GHZ processor, it was still amazingly fast. It felt like I had a SSD installed but it only had a 500GB hard drive.

  • Which optimisations are you talking about in detail?
    J.

  • Hi,

    To be honest, the real secret is that Cnchi just installs what we feel is necessary. If after our installation you start installing everything on it you will end up with a bloated system, like Ubuntu et al.

    It’s true we change some setup files, but I do not think that this makes a great impact in the system in terms of speed.

    Cheers!

  • @karasu said in Why Is Antergos Linux So Much Faster Than Other Linux Distributios?:

    Cnchi just installs what we feel is necessary

    Thank you for this! This was actually the main reason I chose Antergos over Manjaro when I first decided to use an Arch based distro. I took a short loook at Manjaro and quickly realized I actually hated almost all of their pre-installed programs! So instead of taking all of the time to uninstall virtually everything, I just came over to Antergos and got hooked😄.

    Thank you for your respect towards our choices, @developers. Not that Manjaro doesn’t, but that you leave it up to us to decide exactly what we want, instead of “suggesting” things for us by having them pre-installed.

    I really appreciate all of your hard work😀.

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