Designed for the average home user, tweaked and 100% compatible with Arch Linux.
Experience unparalleled speed and efficiency with Liya, a cutting-edge Linux distribution that combines the power of Arch Linux's rolling release with the elegance of the Cinnamon desktop environment. Designed for users who demand a lightning-fast computing experience, Liya optimizes system resources to deliver rapid boot times, instantaneous application launches, and smooth multitasking.
Say goodbye to sluggish performance – Liya is finely tuned, which ensures that your desktop remains snappy and responsive even during intensive tasks. Harness the power of Arch's package management and bleeding-edge software updates, all while enjoying the sleek and user-friendly Cinnamon interface.
Liya isn't just about speed; it's also about control. Customize your environment with ease, choosing from a vast array of software packages available in the Arch repositories. Whether you're a casual user or a seasoned Linux enthusiast, Liya empowers you to create your perfect computing environment without compromise.
We have OnlyOffice as our default office suite, as it looks similar to Microsoft Office and aims to be 100% compatible with MS Office.
In a world of increasing digital threats, a VPN like ProtonVPN becomes crucial to maintain confidentiality and anonymity while browsing the internet.
Firewalls are crucial for network security. They help safeguard sensitive data and maintain the integrity of networks, reducing the risk of breaches and ensuring a safer digital environment for individuals. Liya has UFW Installed and enabled by default
No more hassle of downloading and installing Proprietary drivers, we have a driver manager which allows you to install drivers in a click of a finger.
Rather than going to the app's website and downloading the app, we have included a graphical app store which helps us get package management done quickly and easily.
With Deluge, users can manage their torrent downloads efficiently while benefiting from its flexibility and extensibility through plugins.
Hmm, How Does Liya Look?
Most likely yes.
These are realistic system requirements.
It is not recommended to Install on a Virtual Machine as it results in bad performance and Cinnamon May Crash in a VM.
1. 4GB DDR3 RAM.
2. "2" GHZ Dual Core CPU.
3. A 4GB USB Drive (or) Empty DVD To Write ISO Image On.
4. Atleast 10GB Of Hard Disk Space.
5. 25 Minutes to Install the OS.
Liya was built to cater only a specific users, it might not satisify everyone, we do not intend to listen to hate or criticize it and understand that this distribution is neither superior nor inferior to any distribution, it just caters the needs of specific users and not for everyone.If you find a specific feature or something to be troublesome or worrying, please inform us.
The idea of Liya primarily started because of bloat, but it adopts many good features from existing distributions and is a mix of all of them such as Manjaro, Arch, Garuda, Arco, Endevour, Peux-OS (and many more).
So this is the primary reason why you'll find many features from existing distributions and no thing such as copying from a distribution took place.
We're hosted on GitLab, thanks to their amazing services for free, this distribution is able to survive, but many of the costs which go on development go unnoticed, please consider donating through Ko-Fi, we really need your support to continue this project.
For Windows Users
1. Go to rufus.ie and download rufus.
2. Then, insert your USB drive into your PC and then open rufus as Administrator by right-click and Run as administrator.
3. Next, make sure that the USB device displayed is correct, it will be Wiped Out.
4. After, select the ISO image, then click start, choose DD mode not ISO mode.
5. Wait till the ISO image is written into the USB drive.
6. After the Image is written, go to disk manager and then create a partition for Liya, make sure that it is atleast 50GB.
7. After that, shut down your PC and then enter the BIOS, it's usually done by pressing a few keys ranging from esc to f12 to delete.
8. In BIOS, select boot from usb then press enter, make sure that Secure boot is disabled.
9. Once the SYSLINUX or GRUB screen shows up, choose your driver type then press enter, this will be very pivotal and if you press the wrong drivers, shut down the system once it boots up and choose the correct drivers.
10. Once you boot up, you will see Install System icon on desktop, It will guide you for further installation, in the partition section select the newly made partition for Liya.
Yes, we do, we have Deja Dup Backups for user data and Timeshift for system snapshots
Timeshift creates automatic Snapshots before update which can be accessed via the GRUB2 Menu, if an update breaks the system, the latter can be restored via it, its simple and easy to use and preconfigured.
But to be straightforward, we cannot guarantee that those snapshots can recover your system, in very less (very)extraordinary situations, your system may require a reinstall. We are not responsible for your data. We have included Deja Dup Backups which on configuring, will backup every bit of your data stored in your home folder in either Online or Offline.But if an update breaks your system, your home folder files will remain untouched, you can get them back.
Liya tries to provide a Terminal free experience, but at times, using the terminal can be unavoidable, so please try to remove this terminal-phobia, terminal is quite powerful and is used to tweak your system to your liking.
We have included aliases to automate simple tasks such as opening Mirrorlist [nmirrorlist], Package manager configuration [npacman], generate grub configuration file [grubup] and many more.