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DistroWatch.com: Artix Linux

Artix Linux

Last Update: 2017-10-10 02:06 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. 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: 305 (3), 6 months: 305 (7), 3 months: 305 (15), 4 weeks: 141 (46), 1 week: 53 (199)

Average visitor rating: 8.8/10 from 5 review(s).

Artix Linux Summary
Distribution Artix Linux
Home Page https://artixlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://artixlinux.org/forum/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/artix-linux/files/iso/
Bug Tracker --
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Feature 2017.08.08
Release Date 2017-08-08
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 385-697
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop i3, LXQt
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 2017.08.08
Package 2017.08.08
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (61.0.3163.100) --
cups (2.2.5) --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.4
firefox (56.0.1) --
freetype (2.8.1) --
gcc (7.2.0) --
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.26) 2.25
gnome-shell (3.26.1) --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.24) 2.24.31
httpd (2.4.28) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.2) --
kmod (24) 24
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.2) --
linux (4.13.7) 4.9.41
Package 2017.08.08
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.9) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.2.2) 17.1.5
mysql (5.7.20) --
nautilus (3.26.0) --
NVIDIA (384.90) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (8u144) --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0
php (7.1.10) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.0) --
postfix (3.2.3) --
postgresql (10.0) --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.2
qt (5.9.2) 2.0.0
samba (4.7.0) --
systemd (235) --
thunderbird (52.4.0) --
vim (8.0) 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.3

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Version: 2017.08.08
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 1

Inconsistent communication about the migration. Parts are on one page, but erratas on various parts of the forum. And reading an issue you don't know if it was fixed a in another part as there is nothing telling about it.

Made me consider biting the bullet and going back to arch+systemd. (Or maybe trying another systemd-free system, or even going BSD)

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Version: 2017.08.08
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 0

Over the past few months, I've been looking for distros that offer my favorite desktop, LXQt without systemd. Artix meets those requirements, and if not for the lib32 issues, I'd have given it a perfect 10 rating.

What makes Arch Linux and derivatives like Antergos and Manjaro great is that they have a huge selection of software and users can pick the programs that they prefer. Now Artix is offering an Arch-based system that gives users an alternative to the deep-rooted systemd. I certainly appreciate the work that the Artix developers are doing.

I've installed Artix Linux on my dual-boot desktop computer alongside Arch Linux. As soon as I can run all of my favorite Arch applications on Artix, Artix will be my preferred OS.

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Version: 2017.08.08
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-16
Votes: 5


aktuell ist 2017.10.15 of Artix-Linux without systemd.

Nice distro, running fine.

Here on Lenovo W530/32GB RAM and SSD 1TB.

Artix run as Live-Medium or direkt install.

The aktuell Version = errors here.

Thanks to the devs.

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