No, not at all, it's just Arch Linux +
- Calamares installer +
- btrfs +
- timeshift preconfigured +
- software like ananicy & nohang +
- ZRAM enabled by default
- chaotic aur +
- Garuda welcome
(from where you can use and install other Home-grown Garuda goodies by installing
garuda-assistantfrom a terminal)
If you compare kde-barebones with the Dragonized edition
It's just Dragonized - (minus)
- kde & latte configurations -
- Hide Titles (kwin script) -
- pamac and all garuda-goodies preinstalled and preconfigured -
- other utilities
(these are all I noticed and found useful for my system)
All of which are added as per the interest and preferences of the Edition-maintainer (our dearest #dr460nf1r3). And all these are wonderful and provided out-of-the-box to us. But these customizations could have been easily done by us; it's just a matter of installing some packages and configuring them (we have a GUI for all of these!).
Though, it's that simple, it requires some effort, time and awareness about these packages.
I myself was a fan of Dragonized-edition, but I wasn't a big fan of 'dragons all the time'
So I started using barebones, and customized it my way.
The reason I am writing this is: Why is barebones treated as some "dangerous stuff" with a caution sign --> not to be tried at home , only for advanced users , No support for barebones!(really, how is it different from the curated ones?) --> all these actually scare away beginners from it and not many people know about Garuda-barebones. And recently I have come across the internet, some people saying 'Garuda is not customizable and only for newbies' !! (cause they don't know about Barebones-editions ) , maybe encouraging Barebones-edition might increase Garuda's user-base.
And of course we can't help them customize their own desktops!