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Developer KahelOS community, 8Layer Technologies, Meric Mara
OS family Unix-like
Working state Discontinued
Source model Open source
Initial release September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01)
Latest release (Rolling release)
Marketing target General purpose
Update method pacman
Package manager pacman
Platforms i686, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface GNOME
License Various
Official website www.8layertech.com/kahelos/

KahelOS is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux.[1] It uses the pacman package manager, a rolling release model for updates, and comes with the GNOME environment.[1] The initial released occurred on September 9, 2009, to coincide with the annual Software Freedom Day.


  • KahelOS Desktop Edition - standard edition
  • KahelOS Server Edition - for servers
  • KahelOS Light Edition - includes Xfce and intended for netbooks
  • KahelOS Live CD - live cd that lets the user try it without installing
  • 8ix Zenith CE


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