Kalu Alternatives

    Kalu is described as 'kalu (which could stand for "Keeping Arch Linux Up-to-date") is a small application that will add an icon to your systray and sit there, regularly checking if there's anything new for you to upgrade' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are four alternatives to Kalu for Linux, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux. The best alternative is pacman (package manager), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kalu are Pamac (Free, Open Source), Octopi (Free, Open Source) and TkPacman (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 5, 2017

    1. The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      • Manjaro Linux
      Graphical Package Manager for Manjaro Linux (based on libalpm).
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    2. Octopi is a GUI package manager built on QT that makes using both of the Arch/Manjaro prime terminal package managers - pacman & yaourt - simple point & click operations.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      tkPacman is a lightweight graphical user interface for 'pacman', the package manager of Arch Linux. It is built with Tcl/Tk. As such it is compatible with all window managers and desktop environments.
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