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Artix Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 87 (140), 6 months: 89 (139), 3 months: 83 (148), 4 weeks: 80 (147), 1 week: 79 (142)

Average visitor rating: 8.27/10 from 82 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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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
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
abiword (3.0.4) -- --
alsa-lib ( 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.6) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- --
cups (2.3.0) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.4 1.43.4
firefox (71.0) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 --
gcc (9.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.13) 2.24.32 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 25 24
krita (    
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- --
linux (5.4.2) 4.18.10 4.9.41
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.5.0) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.7) 18.2.1 17.1.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- --
NVIDIA (440.36) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (13.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.8p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1 1.1.0f
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.0 5.26.0
php (7.4.0) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.0 3.6.2
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.2 2.0.0
samba (4.11.2) -- --
systemd (244) -- --
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- --
vim (8.1) -- 8.0
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.1 1.19.3

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-07
Votes: 5

I'm a long time Archlinux user who is fed up with the mission creep of systemd. I am addicted to the AUR. After trying many other distros I heard Luke Smith mention this on one of his videos and wanted to give it a spin. Excellent Arch-Like distro. It uses the excellent runit init system which is blazing fast and easy to use. Runit is what systemd should have been, a fast modern init system. Pacman works just as fast and well as it does on Arch. I use the AUR tool "Yay" and have had no problems with it either. I have had one small instance where I needed to change a build script, but it was easy to figure out with a little Google-Fu. If you want Arch, and would like to avoid the systemd mission creep, Artix is for you. My hat is off to the developers. I should mention you may choose your init system as they offer OpenRC, Runit, and S6. I prefer runit but they all have strong points.

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-12-01
Votes: 5

I'm actually using the community LXQt/KDE version dated 2019.06.18 on real hardware (12 year-old desktop with Pentium D CPU, 3 GHz, 6 GB RAM, I use only LXQt DE). It's a complete OS and the first distro that hasn't been intend me to switch back to Manjaro. Great work!

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-27
Votes: 15

I distro-hop a lot and this is now my favourite OS by a long way. I like Gentoo on my big PC but it's not so good on my little travel laptop because of the compile times; Artix is everything I like about Gentoo but without all that compilation. My 9-year-old i5 laptop runs like lightning with this.

If you've done anything with Gentoo, Linux from Scratch etc. it's simple to install a basic system and put on XFCE, lightdm etc. and be up and running in no time. Add pamac and it's about the easiest Linux system to configure and modify that there is, and no systemd (if that's not your thing). Using the OpenRC version means any information you can't find specific to Artix can usually be copied from the Gentoo wiki. Forum is quite helpful for support with bugs. Access to the AUR as well means there is a large ecosystem of available packages.

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