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Welcome to the ISO page of the Chakra-Project

Here you will find the latest stable release ISO's


The Chakra Development Team is proud to announce the final Archimedes release, this codename follows the KDE SC 4.8 series.

As with the previous release, Chakra is no longer shipping a GUI for package management. Appset-qt was the GUI for pacman, but was not handling complex updates as should, so it is dropped from this ISO. In the initial phase of using a build from scratch package manager, there will be no GUI for package management either, so this is a good time to let any user get accustomed to this situation. Pacman is the cli frontend for package management, the online package viewer is there for additional info and searches. With this release a big move to /usr/lib has occurred to prepare Chakra for a complete move to systemd, kernel is updated to linux-3.4.3, udev to 182, new initscripts used, kmod is at 0.8, mkinitcpio at 0.8.8, to name a few of the newer base packages included. These base updates made the third Archimedes release no longer usable for simple updates, thus a new ISO needed, to avoid that new users are right away confronted with a need to force an update and choose between a lot of replaces. To prepare for the upcoming update to xorg 1.12, the nvidia-96xx legacy driver is dropped from this ISO, and no longer available in the Chakra repo's.

  • KDE 4.8.3
  • Linux 3.4.3 (3.0.35 optional)
  • Qt 4.8.2
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • Updated kmod, filesystem, zlib, udev, util-linux, mesa stack, and too many to list all here
  • Move to /usr/lib to prepare for systemd switch

For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.

A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.


  • x86-64 59c1e2bfc62bad6d2dd582b9a8a265c7
  • i686 5edd55149867f06ddd969bf483a259a9
Source: readme.markdown, updated 2012-07-03