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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: 88 (140), 6 months: 87 (140), 3 months: 87 (145), 4 weeks: 89 (155), 1 week: 76 (161)

Average visitor rating: 8.18/10 from 78 review(s).

Artix Linux Summary
Distribution Artix Linux
Home Page https://artixlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://artixlinux.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/artix-linux/files/iso/
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 2017: DistroWatch
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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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 (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.5) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- --
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 (70.0.1) -- --
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 (3.24.12) 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 (5.3.11) 4.18.10 4.9.41
Package 2018.10.04 2017.08.08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.4) 18.2.1 17.1.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (13) -- --
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 (7.3.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- --
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 (243) -- --
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- --
vim (8.1) -- 8.0
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.1 1.19.3

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-28
Votes: 16

The grass is not greener on the other side! I have been using this distro for over a year now, and the last two weeks I have tried out a few other non-systemd distros because I had AUR compile failures (not a problem with Artix or Arch) and really needed to run a specific program. Along the way, I was able to see how inferior these others are in comparison. Artix is always up to date, and in the last year I have literally only had one problem with this distro. It was promptly fixed. I really wish (the reason for the -1 rating) that the Artix team would release an updated version of the LXQt+Openbox version that doesn't require a new user to first install the new keyrings for Artix and Arch, then run "pacman --overwrite etc/artix-release" when trying to update the first time after install. Aside from this minor inconvenence, this distro is rock-solid and is what I am putting on new machines for my family and friends. Add pamac-classic, set compton to vsync, add some games and a few other items and you're ready to roll, and keep rolling with an always up-to-date system. I've tried Void, Devuan, Slackware, Redcore, MX, PCLinuxOS, and Obarun recently and none of them compare to Artix. Give it a try, and you won't be disappointed.

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-28
Votes: 4

Mine was a fresh install, not a migration from Arch or Manjaro.
For my purposes, I have found it to provide every package I need.
Installation with openrc, on a uefi/gpt multiplatform laptop was a breeze. No problem at all.
Upgrading and installation of needed packages so far has been flawless.
It recognized most hardware, however, amdgpu caused problems.
Highly recommend this distribution

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Version: 2018.10.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-27
Votes: 25

Think, it's one of the best arch-based distro. OpenRC, fast and beautiful, especially in community ISO's.

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