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Artix Linux

Last Update: 2018-10-04 14:34 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: 95 (126), 6 months: 84 (140), 3 months: 87 (142), 4 weeks: 87 (135), 1 week: 83 (110)

Average visitor rating: 7.86/10 from 59 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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Documentation --
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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 (1.1.8) 1.1.6 1.1.4.1
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.6) -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.109) -- --
cups (2.2.10) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.4 1.43.4
firefox (65.0.1) -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 --
gcc (8.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.8) -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.25
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.5) 2.24.32 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.38) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (18.12.2) -- --
kmod (26) 25 24
krita (4.1.7)    
libreoffice (6.2.0) -- --
linux (4.20.10) 4.18.10 4.9.41
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- --
mesa (18.3.4) 18.2.1 17.1.5
mysql (8.0.15) -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (11.0.1) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.8p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.1.0f
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.0 5.26.0
php (7.3.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.0 3.6.2
qt (5.12.1) 5.11.2 2.0.0
samba (4.9.4) -- --
systemd (241) -- --
thunderbird (60.5.1) -- --
vim (8.1) -- 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.9
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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-14
Votes: 4


It loses 1 point for not being "complete" out of the box... In a previous review I gave it one star for being broken as downloaded, the system installed flawlessly but did not update afterwards without intervention. The system returns a series of errors trying to update with pacman for the first time. After some digging the solution is to run >>>>>> " pacman -Syu --overwrite etc/artix-release "


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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-13
Votes: 3


Installation is straightforward. Installing the base-version does require some reading ; installing the lxqt-version only requires half-dozen inputs.
Initial upgrade can be a bit tricky. Read up on pacman though and everything will be revealed.


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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-02-04
Votes: 0


I don't usually write a review within the first 30 minutes of an install, but by default the upgrade process does not work at all. This is my third and final time trying Artix over the last two years. Perpetual PGP Signature Errors. Same errors the first two times trying it. It has been the nail in the coffin for this project, and since it has not been addressed in the two years of trying it out, I sadly must abandon all hope for this project. Their forums are filled with people with signature errors, etc. This is not what I'm looking for.


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