Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Over a year ago, I released the Arch Linux Handbook, a print copy of the Arch Linux Beginners’ Guide. It proved to be far more popular than I expected, with nearly 400 copies in print.

Of course, the Beginner’s guide is a community edited document for a rolling release Linux distribution, and after a year, the Arch Linux Handbook became somewhat dated. So I’ve created a second edition. It is currently available directly from the eStore and will be available on Amazon within a couple weeks. The International Amazon sites, other booksellers, and brick and mortar stores should have the book available for order after about six weeks.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to both Jules Pitsker and Branko Vukelic. Jules is the motivating force and primary maintainer behind the online Beginners’ Guide. His tireless and thankless contributions have turned it into the exceptionally well-written and comprehensive document that it is. Branko is the best designer I know, both for print and web based materials. He did a terrific job on this handbook cover.


  1. Carlos Licea says:

    Not to rain on anyone’s parade but I thing you could sell the idea a bit better. Is there extra content or is it a plain copy-paste from the wiki. I mean, I’m interested but I have no idea what to expect from it.

  2. yoda says:

    how to get that ascii logo i console?

  3. dusty says:

    Carlos: It is just the beginners’ guide from the wiki, if you’re satisfied with that online and don’t need to print it out, it’s not worth much to you.

    yoda: I think there are some threads in the screenshots forum that said how to generate the images. Basically, there are aalib based programs that open an image and you can take a screenshot.

  4. admin says:

    Awesome as usual ! :)