I recently stummbled upto Antergos and its a good alternative to the archlinux's basic UI . Personally speaking the whole arch experience is good but its quite hard to run the first time and if you get a problem formatting it and setting up again is quite a pain. With this distro it had a nice GUI/CLI installer and the bare minimal setup that I wanted. People who want to shift from ubuntu to arch and want to learn it then please get a look at this distro .
The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its "Introduction to Linux" course free and open to all. The Linux Foundation has long offered a wide variety of training courses through its website, but those can generally cost upwards of $2,000. This introductory class, which usually costs $2,400, will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)."