Welcome to Garuda Linux


  1. The linux-zen kernel.
  2. BTRFS as the default filesytem, with zstd compression.
  3. Easy to install, setup and use (Calamares installer).
  4. A custom-themed desktop experience, that's easy on the eyes, and out of your way.
  5. GUI for managing drivers and the kernel (Garuda Settings Manager).
  6. Proprietary Nvidia driver support: select 'driver=nonfree' on the live media at startup, in the GRUB menu.
  7. GUI tools for snapshot management (Timeshift, Garuda Boot Repair).