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Artix Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


Artix Linux is a fork (or continuation as an autonomous project) of the Arch-OpenRC and Manjaro-OpenRC projects. Artix Linux offers a lightweight, rolling-release operating system featuring the OpenRC init software. (An alternative spin features the runit init software.) Three editions of Artix are available, a minimal Base system, an edition featuring the i3 window manager and an edition which runs the LXQt desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 89 (128), 6 months: 91 (140), 3 months: 90 (137), 4 weeks: 96 (143), 1 week: 85 (134)

Average visitor rating: 8.03/10 from 70 review(s).


Artix Linux Summary
Distribution Artix Linux
Home Page https://artixlinux.org/
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User Forums https://artixlinux.org/forum/
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Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/artix-linux/files/iso/
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Feature 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
Release Date 2018-10-04 2017-08-08
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 460-858 385-697
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXQt i3, LXQt
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, runit OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.6 1.1.4.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.0) -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.157) -- --
cups (2.2.11) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.1) 1.44.4 1.43.4
firefox (66.0.5) -- --
freetype (2.10.0) 2.9.1 --
gcc (9.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.10) -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.8) 2.24.32 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.04.1) -- --
kmod (26) 25 24
krita (4.1.8)    
libreoffice (6.2.3) -- --
linux (5.1.3) 4.18.10 4.9.41
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- --
mesa (19.0.4) 18.2.1 17.1.5
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- --
NVIDIA (430.14) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.8p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1 1.1.0f
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.0 5.26.0
php (7.3.5) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.5) -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- --
Python (3.7.3) 3.7.0 3.6.2
qt (5.12.3) 5.11.2 2.0.0
samba (4.10.3) -- --
systemd (242) -- --
thunderbird (60.7.0) -- --
vim (8.1) -- 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.1 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-13
Votes: 18


Why use an install medium dated Oct 04 2018 when there are two more recent install-isos, one from Feb 22 2019 and one from Apr 05 2019 ?
The base-install from 20181013 still works fine.
You want a fast and de-cluttered system ?
Then get yourself an ARTIX.
The LXQT-iso (20190222) will yield a minimal LXQT-desktop ; the installation will finish before you get to the bottom of your cup. If you use a kbd-layout other than US you might need to adjust /etc/conf.d/keymaps.
The MATE-isos dated 20190405 and 20190406 will give you a minimal (the former) or a full (the latter) Artix with MATE-desktop.
Before updating you should edit the mirrorlist in /etc/pacman.d





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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-05-09
Votes: 0


Ran well live so I decided to install.
Unable to update installed system at first, after reading my way through a lot of posts in the forum I was able to update but only after after several failures. After update boot started, screen went black, no console available to diagnose the problem. Repeated the procedure with same result.
Second distro which gave me a problem. MX is now running flawlessly on same machine, before that Manjaro, until it gave me non recoverable fail after update. Sad because I would prefer complete system D free.



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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-24
Votes: 58


Best Arch-related without the cancer named systemd!


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