Took a quick look at this last night, and it is not a fully fledged distro right now. It is a pre-configured live image, that does not have an installer. As it is, it can be run and tested (which I haven't done yet, so I'm not sure what all is inside), but it is really not a functional OS at this time.
I will load it up over the weekend and see what all it contains, but in my opiniion, a Live image of Arch is not a "real" OS. It does give you a base to start with, but other than that I'm not sure how usable it would be in it's current state. It is just a beta, and from what I could find online, I think there are plans to make it a more fully fledged OS in the future.
Originally Posted by C4pt41n M0 R0n
I'm a complete noob to this stuff, quite true to my username, so if they can have AMD graphics drivers already in some driver manager or something, I might be interested. For an Nvidia card in Linux Mint, I just go to Software Sources, click Add A PPA, change the "username" portion of the PPA Title to "graphics-drivers", and update the cache. Then the Driver Manager has access to functional Nvidia drivers. Then go to Software Manager, type in "BOINC" and add the package with all the positive reviews. Even that took me way too long to find and figure out. I still haven't found a way to add AMD drivers, despite much searching and numerous attempts. So if they can make it that easy and intuitive to add AMD drivers, I might be interested. Or if anybody can point me to an extremely thorough, keystroke-by-keystroke walkthrough to add AMD graphics drivers to Linux Mint 18 or so, that's be great. Thank you for your time.
To run BOINC on an AMD GPU you will need the AMDGPU-Pro driver for newer cards or the fglrx driver for older GPUs . The OpenCL bits of the pro driver are supposed to be added to AMDGPU (the open source kernel driver) in kernel 4.15.
I haven't tested the Pro driver in Mint, but you should be able to download the Ubuntu driver from the AMD site and install it with the built-in installer. You will probably need to update your kernel and possibly a few other things, but I'm not sure what all is involved to install it on Mint. Here is a link to a post in the Mint forums, but I'm not sure if that is all correct since I havent tested it. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=248059
I know a few other people have run AMD GPUs in Linux. If you want to give it a shot, and run into issues, I would suggest starting a new thread in the Linux forum. That way some of the more experienced Linux users can give you a hand if you get stuck.