Arkos Was a Linux distribution based is Arch Linux , designed Primarily for hosting websites and services are cheap ARM -based Devices Such As Raspberry Pi , cubieboard 2 Cubietruck gold BEAGLEBONE Black , with plan to expand to other platforms Such As x86.    
Jacob Cook, arkOS ‘primary developer, originally conceived the idea of arkOS after realizing the extensive amount of time it required to set up its own self-hosted services. He explained it by saying: “I had a good deal of experience with Linux and system administration, but it still took a huge amount of time and research to get the services I wanted to set up, and secured properly.”  Cooked to reduce dependence from cloud services and make data collection harder. 
As of March 2014, arkOS is in its development stages. The creator of arkOS has also set up CitizenWeb organization,  which is responsible for the development of the operating system. CitizenWeb also solicited money through a successful crowdsourcing campaign to finish the platform. 
In April 2017 arkOS has been discontinued,  with the lack of resources as the main reason.  The source code is available on GitHub .
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- Jump up^ “arkOS 0.8 ‘Galileo’ Released” . Bbs.arkos.io . 2016-10-19 . Retrieved 2016-10-19 .
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- Jump up^ “Raspberry Pi-Based Home Cloud Project ArkOS Beats Funding Goal” . Venturebeat. 2013-11-28 . Retrieved 2014-02-27 .
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- Jump up^ “ArkOS Building Anti-Cloud Raspberry Pi” . Techworld.com.au. 2013-10-04 . Retrieved 2014-02-27 .
- Jump up^ Dylan Tweney (10 November 2013). “This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google . ” Venture Beat . Retrieved 11 November2013 .
- Jump up^ “Home | The CitizenWeb Project” . Citizenweb.io. 2013-08-13 . Retrieved 2016-10-07 .
- Jump up^ Cook, Jacob. “Fund arkOS Campaign Launch” .
- Jump up^ Larabel, Michael (April 23, 2017). “Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued – Phoronix” . Phoronix . Retrieved 24 April2017 .
- Jump up^ Cook, Jacob (April 21, 2017). “ArkOS – Sunset” . ArkOS . Archived from the original on 23 April 2017 . Retrieved 24 April2017 .