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Artix Linux


Last Update: 2023-08-18 02:24 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. (Alternative spins feature the runit and s6 init software.) Several editions of Artix Linux are available, featuring either a plain command line or one of several desktop environments.

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Average visitor rating: 9.23/10 from 152 review(s).


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Release Date 2023-08-14 2022-07-17 2021-07-28 2020-02-10 2018-10-04 2017-08-08
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 700-1700 700-1700 600-1400 600-1200 400-900 300-700
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, KDE Plasma LXQt i3, LXQt
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software Dinit, OpenRC, runit, S6 Dinit, OpenRC, runit, S6 OpenRC, runit, S6, Suite66 OpenRC, runit, S6 OpenRC, runit OpenRC
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual            
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List 20230814 20220713 20210726 20200210 20181004 20170808

Full Package List:   Artix Linux 20170808
  Number of packages: 644 (download as TXT)
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  •  acl 2.2.52-3
  •  acpi 1.7-1
  •  acpid 2.0.28-2
  •  acpid-openrc 20170705-1
  •  adwaita-icon-theme 3.24.0-1
  •  alsa-firmware 1.0.29-1
  •  alsa-lib 1.1.4.1-1
  •  alsa-utils 1.1.4-1
  •  alsa-utils-openrc 20170704-1
  •  archlinux-keyring 20170611-1
  •  archlinux-mirrorlist 20170709-1
  •  artix-backgrounds 0.4.2-1
  •  artix-backgrounds 0.4.2-3
  •  artix-grub-theme 0.2.2-1
  •  artix-grub-theme-common 0.2.2-1
  •  artix-i3-presets 0.4.2-3
  •  artix-icons 0.4.2-1
  •  artix-icons 0.4.2-3
  •  artix-keyring 20170805-1
  •  artix-live-base 0.3.1-1
  •  artix-live-openrc 0.3.1-1
  •  artix-live-portable-efi 0.3.1-1
  •  artix-lxqt-presets 0.4.2-1
  •  artix-mirrorlist 20170715-1
  •  artix-sddm-theme 0.2-1
  •  artools-base 0.5-1
  •  artools-base 0.5-2
  •  atk 2.24.0-2
  •  at-spi2-atk 2.24.1-1
  •  at-spi2-core 2.24.1-1
  •  attica-qt5 5.36.0-1
  •  attr 2.4.47-2
  •  avahi 0.7-1
  •  avahi-openrc 20170704-1
  •  b43-fwcutter 019-1
  •  bash 4.4.012-3
  •  bc 1.07.1-1
  •  blueberry 1.1.15-1
  •  bluez 5.46-1
  •  bluez-libs 5.46-1
  •  bluez-tools 0.2.0-1
  •  boost-libs 1.64.0-4
  •  breeze-gtk 5.10.4-1
  •  breeze-icons 5.36.0-1
  •  btrfs-progs 4.12-1
  •  bzip2 1.0.6-6
  •  ca-certificates 20170307-1
  •  ca-certificates-cacert 20140824-4
  •  ca-certificates-mozilla 3.32-1
  •  ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1
  •  cairo 1.14.10-1
  •  calamares 3.1.1-4
  •  cantarell-fonts 1:0.0.25-3
  •  cdparanoia 10.2-5
  •  clipit 1.4.3-1
  •  compositeproto 0.4.2-3
  •  compton 0.1_beta2.5-8
  •  confuse 3.2-1
  •  coreutils 8.27-1
  •  cracklib 2.9.6-1
  •  crda 3.18-1
  •  cronie 1.5.1-1
  •  cronie-openrc 20170712-1
  •  cryptsetup 1.7.5-1
  •  cryptsetup-openrc 20170712-1
  •  curl 7.54.1-2
  •  damageproto 1.2.1-3
  •  dash 0.5.9.1-1
  •  db 5.3.28-3
  •  dbus 1.10.22-1
  •  dbus-glib 0.108-1
  •  dbus-openrc 20170712-1
  •  dconf 0.26.0+1+g701d19d-1
  •  desktop-file-utils 0.23-1
  •  device-mapper 2.02.173-1
  •  device-mapper-openrc 20170712-1
  •  dhclient 4.3.5-2
  •  dhcpcd 6.11.5-1
  •  dhcpcd-openrc 20170712-1
  •  diffutils 3.6-1
  •  ding-libs 0.6.0-1
  •  displaymanager-openrc 20170704-1
  •  dmenu 4.7-1
  •  dmidecode 3.1-2
  •  dmraid 1.0.0.rc16.3-10
  •  dmxproto 2.3.1-3
  •  dnsmasq 2.77-1
  •  dnssec-anchors 20170711-1
  •  dosfstools 4.1-1
  •  double-conversion 2.0.1-3
  •  e2fsprogs 1.43.4-1
  •  ecryptfs-utils 111-2
  •  efibootmgr 15-1
  •  efivar 31-1
  •  elogind 234.2-2
  •  elogind-openrc 20170717-1
  •  eudev 3.2.2-4
  •  eudev-openrc 32-4
  •  eventlog 0.2.12-4
  •  exfat-utils 1.2.7-1
  •  expat 2.2.2-1
  •  f2fs-tools 1.8.0-1
  •  feh 2.19.1-1
  •  fftw 3.3.6-2
  •  file 5.31-1
  •  filesystem 2017.07-4
  •  findutils 4.6.0-2
  •  fixesproto 5.0+9+g4292ec1-1
  •  flac 1.3.2-1
  •  fontconfig 2.12.4-1
  •  fontsproto 2.1.3-2
  •  freetype2 2.8-2
  •  fuse2 2.9.7-3
  •  fuse-common 3.1.0-1
  •  gawk 4.1.4-2
  •  gc 7.6.0-1
  •  gcc-libs 7.1.1-4
  •  gcr 3.20.0+45+g4708f35-1
  •  gdbm 1.13-1
  •  gdk-pixbuf2 2.36.7-1
  •  gettext 0.19.8.1-2
  •  giblib 1.2.4-6
  •  giflib 5.1.4-1
  •  girara 0.2.7-1
  •  glib2 2.52.3-1
  •  glibc 2.25-7
  •  glib-networking 2.50.0-2
  •  gmp 6.1.2-1
  •  gnome-bluetooth 3.20.1+1+ge902d1a-1
  •  gnupg 2.1.22-1
  •  gnutls 3.5.14-1
  •  gobject-introspection-runtime 1.52.1-1
  •  gpgme 1.9.0-3
  •  gpm 1.20.7-7
  •  gptfdisk 1.0.3-1
  •  graphite 1:1.3.10-1
  •  grep 3.1-1
  •  groff 1.22.3-7
  •  grub 2.02-4
  •  gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.24.0-1
  •  gsimplecal 2.1-2
  •  gssproxy 0.7.0-1
  •  gst-plugins-base 1.12.2-1
  •  gst-plugins-base-libs 1.12.2-1
  •  gstreamer 1.12.2-1
  •  gtk2 2.24.31-1
  •  gtk3 3.22.18-1
  •  gtk-update-icon-cache 3.22.18-1
  •  gvfs 1.32.1+5+gf0d758df-1
  •  gzip 1.8-2
  •  harfbuzz 1.4.7-1
  •  haveged 1.9.1-3
  •  haveged-openrc 20170705-1
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.15-1
  •  hwids 20170328-1
  •  hwinfo 21.38-1
  •  i3blocks 1.4-5
  •  i3lock 2.9.1-1
  •  i3lock-wrapper 2017.04.22.31ab5ac-1
  •  i3status 2.11-2
  •  i3-wm 4.13-1
  •  iana-etc 20170512-1
  •  icu 59.1-1
  •  imagemagick 6.9.9.3-1
  •  imlib2 1.4.10-1
  •  inetutils 1.9.4-5
  •  inputproto 2.3.2-1
  •  inxi 2.3.28-1
  •  iproute2 4.12.0-2
  •  iptables 1.6.1-1
  •  iputils 20161105.1f2bb12-2
  •  ipw2100-fw 1.3-8
  •  ipw2200-fw 3.1-6
  •  iso-codes 3.75-1
  •  iw 4.9-1
  •  j4-dmenu-desktop 2.15-1
  •  jansson 2.10-2
  •  jasper 2.0.13-2
  •  jfsutils 1.1.15-4
  •  js 24.2.0-4
  •  json-c 0.12.1-1
  •  json-glib 1.2.8-1
  •  kactivities 5.36.0-1
  •  karchive 5.36.0-1
  •  kauth 5.36.0-1
  •  kbd 2.0.4-1
  •  kbookmarks 5.36.0-1
  •  kbproto 1.0.7-1
  •  kcmutils 5.36.0-1
  •  kcodecs 5.36.0-1
  •  kcompletion 5.36.0-1
  •  kconfig 5.36.0-1
  •  kconfigwidgets 5.36.0-1
  •  kcoreaddons 5.36.0-1
  •  kcrash 5.36.0-1
  •  kdbusaddons 5.36.0-1
  •  kdeclarative 5.36.0-1
  •  kde-cli-tools 5.10.4-1
  •  kdesu 5.36.0-1
  •  keyutils 1.5.10-1
  •  kglobalaccel 5.36.0-1
  •  kguiaddons 5.36.0-1
  •  ki18n 5.36.0-1
  •  kiconthemes 5.36.0-1
  •  kidletime 5.36.0-1
  •  kinit 5.36.0-1
  •  kio 5.36.0-1
  •  kitemviews 5.36.0-1
  •  kjobwidgets 5.36.0-1
  •  kmod 24-1
  •  kmod-openrc 20170712-1
  •  knotifications 5.36.0-1
  •  kpackage 5.36.0-1
  •  kparts 5.36.0-1
  •  kpmcore 3.1.2-1
  •  kpty 5.36.0-1
  •  krb5 1.15.1-1
  •  kservice 5.36.0-1
  •  ktexteditor 5.36.0-2
  •  ktextwidgets 5.36.0-1
  •  kwallet 5.36.0-1
  •  kwayland 5.36.0-1
  •  kwidgetsaddons 5.36.0-1
  •  kwindowsystem 5.36.0-1
  •  kwrite 17.04.3-2
  •  kxmlgui 5.36.0-1
  •  lcms2 2.8-2
  •  ldns 1.7.0-3
  •  less 487-1
  •  libaio 0.3.110-1
  •  libappindicator-gtk2 12.10.0-12
  •  libarchive 3.3.2-1
  •  libassuan 2.4.3-1
  •  libasyncns 0.8+3+g68cd5af-1
  •  libatasmart 0.19-2
  •  libatomic_ops 7.4.6-1
  •  libblockdev 2.10-1
  •  libbluray 1.0.1-1
  •  libbytesize 0.10-1
  •  libcanberra 0.30+2+gc0620e4-1
  •  libcap 2.25-1
  •  libcap-ng 0.7.8-1
  •  libcddb 1.3.2-4
  •  libcdio 0.94-2
  •  libcdio-paranoia 10.2+0.94+1-2
  •  libconfig 1.6-2
  •  libcroco 0.6.12+4+g9ad7287-1
  •  libcups 2.2.4-1
  •  libdaemon 0.14-3
  •  libdatrie 0.2.10-2
  •  libdbi 0.9.0-2
  •  libdbusmenu-glib 16.04.0-2
  •  libdbusmenu-gtk2 16.04.0-2
  •  libdbusmenu-qt5 0.9.3+16.04.20160218-1
  •  libdmx 1.1.3-1
  •  libdnet 1.12-9
  •  libdrm 2.4.82-1
  •  libedit 20170329_3.1-1
  •  libelf 0.169-2
  •  libelogind 234.2-2
  •  libepoxy 1.4.3-1
  •  libeudev 3.2.2-4
  •  libev 4.24-1
  •  libevdev 1.5.7-1
  •  libevent 2.1.8-1
  •  libexif 0.6.21-2
  •  libffi 3.2.1-2
  •  libfm 1.2.5-1
  •  libfm-extra 1.2.5-1
  •  libfm-gtk2 1.2.5-1
  •  libfm-qt 0.11.2-2
  •  libfontenc 1.1.3-1
  •  libgcrypt 1.8.0-1
  •  libgit2 1:0.26.0-1
  •  libglvnd 0.2.999+g4ba53457-2
  •  libgpg-error 1.27-1
  •  libgudev 231+1+g0841288-1
  •  libical 2.0.0-2
  •  libice 1.0.9-1
  •  libid3tag 0.15.1b-8
  •  libidn 1.33-1
  •  libimobiledevice 1.2.0-6
  •  libindicator-gtk2 12.10.1-7
  •  libinput 1.8.1-2
  •  libjpeg-turbo 1.5.2-1
  •  libksba 1.3.4-2
  •  libkscreen 5.10.4-1
  •  libldap 2.4.44-5
  •  liblqr 0.4.2-1
  •  liblxqt 0.11.1-1
  •  libmbim 1.14.0-4
  •  libmm-glib 1.6.8-1
  •  libmnl 1.0.4-1
  •  libmspack 1.5-1
  •  libndp 1.6-1
  •  libnetfilter_conntrack 1.0.6-1
  •  libnewt 0.52.20-1
  •  libnfnetlink 1.0.1-2
  •  libnftnl 1.0.7-1
  •  libnghttp2 1.23.1-1
  •  libnl 3.3.0-1
  •  libnm 1.8.2-3
  •  libnm-glib 1.8.2-3
  •  libnotify 0.7.7-1
  •  libogg 1.3.2-1
  •  libomxil-bellagio 0.9.3-1
  •  libpcap 1.8.1-2
  •  libpciaccess 0.13.5-1
  •  libpgm 5.2.122-2
  •  libpipeline 1.4.2-1
  •  libplist 2.0.0-1
  •  libpng 1.6.31-1
  •  libproxy 0.4.15-4
  •  libpsl 0.17.0-2
  •  libpulse 10.0-3
  •  libqmi 1.18.0-1
  •  libqtxdg 2.0.0-3
  •  librsvg 2:2.40.18-1
  •  libsamplerate 0.1.9-1
  •  libsasl 2.1.26-11
  •  libsecret 0.18.5+14+g9980655-1
  •  libsigc++ 2.10.0-1
  •  libsm 1.2.2-2
  •  libsndfile 1.0.28-1
  •  libsodium 1.0.13-1
  •  libsoup 2.58.1-1
  •  libsoxr 0.1.2-1
  •  libssh2 1.8.0-2
  •  libsynctex 2017.44590-2
  •  libsystemd-dummy 233-1
  •  libtasn1 4.12-1
  •  libteam 1.26-1
  •  libthai 0.1.26-1
  •  libtheora 1.1.1-3
  •  libtiff 4.0.8-2
  •  libtirpc 1.0.2-1
  •  libtool 2.4.6-8
  •  libtxc_dxtn 1.0.1-6
  •  libunistring 0.9.7-1
  •  libunwind 1.2.1-1
  •  libusb 1.0.21-2
  •  libusbmuxd 1.0.10-2
  •  libutempter 1.1.6-2
  •  libutil-linux 2.30.1-1
  •  libvisual 0.4.0-6
  •  libvorbis 1.3.5-1
  •  libwacom 0.24-1
  •  libx11 1.6.5-1
  •  libx86emu 1.11-1
  •  libxau 1.0.8-2
  •  libxcb 1.12-1
  •  libxcomposite 0.4.4-2
  •  libxcursor 1.1.14-2
  •  libxdamage 1.1.4-2
  •  libxdmcp 1.1.2-1
  •  libxext 1.3.3-1
  •  libxfixes 5.0.3-1
  •  libxfont 1.5.2-1
  •  libxfont2 2.0.1-1
  •  libxft 2.3.2-1
  •  libxi 1.7.9-1
  •  libxinerama 1.1.3-2
  •  libxkbcommon 0.7.2-1
  •  libxkbcommon-x11 0.7.2-1
  •  libxkbfile 1.0.9-1
  •  libxml2 2.9.4+96+gfb56f80e-1
  •  libxmu 1.1.2-1
  •  libxrandr 1.5.1-1
  •  libxrender 0.9.10-1
  •  libxshmfence 1.2-1
  •  libxslt 1.1.29+42+gac341cbd-1
  •  libxss 1.2.2-2
  •  libxt 1.1.5-1
  •  libxtst 1.2.3-1
  •  libxv 1.0.11-1
  •  libxvmc 1.0.10-1
  •  libxxf86dga 1.1.4-1
  •  libxxf86vm 1.1.4-1
  •  licenses 20140629-2
  •  linux-api-headers 4.10.1-1
  •  linux-firmware 20170622.7d2c913-1
  •  linux-lts 4.9.40-2
  •  linux-lts 4.9.41-1
  •  llvm-libs 4.0.1-5
  •  lm_sensors 3.4.0-4
  •  logrotate 3.12.3-1
  •  lsb-release 1.4-15
  •  lvm2 2.02.173-1
  •  lvm2-openrc 20170712-1
  •  lxmenu-data 0.1.5-1
  •  lxqt-about 0.11.1-1
  •  lxqt-admin 0.11.1-1
  •  lxqt-common 0.11.2-1
  •  lxqt-config 0.11.1-1
  •  lxqt-globalkeys 0.11.1-1
  •  lxqt-notificationd 0.11.1-1
  •  lxqt-openssh-askpass 0.11.1-2
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Version: 20230814
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-09-24
Votes: 5


Artix has just become my daily operating system. My favorite desktop is XFCE. For a long time I have used Arch Linux without any issues, except it was taking a long time to start LibreOffice. After tolerating the slow loading of LibreOffice, I decided to try Void Linux. Void Linux was loading everything fast, except LibreOffice. In addition, I was unable to install and run Google-Chrome on the Void Distro. Chromium was good on Void; however, not as good as Google-Chrome. Today, I installed Artix with the runit ini. Artix’s XFCE with the runit ini, runs fast and flawlessly on my Dell Studio XP computer with the i7 chip and 8 gigs of memory. This is one of the first Studio XP i7 built by Dell in 2010 and it runs at same speed it did the day I bought it. Even though Artix does not use Systemd, Google-Chrome installed from the AUR repository and Google-Chrome installs and runs as fast as it has done in the majority of Linux Distros I tried. For my needs, the Artix distro with XFCE and the runit ini are a perfect combination. It has been years since I tried Artix on my hardware. When I tried Artix in the past, I used the openrc ini because I was coming from FreeBSD. Today, I used the runit ini because it is the same ini used by Void Linux. The only difference I noticed is my resource use is about 50 megs more than Void uses. With the exception of LibreOffice, Void and Artix load applications as fast, if not faster, than Arch Linux.


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Version: 20230814
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-08-28
Votes: 14


Artix Linux provides a systemd free environment with a choice of OpenRC, RunIT, S6 and Dinit. I have used OpenRC, RunIT and Dinit. The pacman package management system along with the fact that Arch Linux repositories can be enabled as long as one understands that some systemd stuff will leak in and systemd services will not work as PID 1 is not systemd (one will have create those "service" files for the init system that they use if Artix does not have it), means one can easily get applications through Arch Linux's Community repositories not offered through Artix's repositories (this is improving as the Artix's package base increases in size over time) or even through AUR packages.

It is awesome to see that in the Linux universe the freedom of choice is again a real concept over what initialization application one can use for PID 1.

When Arch Linux first switched over to systemd from the previous init, it just seemed so complicated with systemd and something always came up which seemed to more difficult than necessary to fix. Thus I moved to Arch-OpenRC packages when it first appeared. I loved the simple way openrc initialization work and are very simple to trouble shoot. No voodoo magic going on for PID 1. Simple text log files and the speed just blows systemd away.

The evolution into Artix Linux was a massive undertaking in time and effort. The team has out done itself to get a total of 4 working stable non-systemd init systems for the user to choose. The user has an excellent choice of many desktops or even window manager only setups.

I use Openbox with tiling rxvt-unicode terminals (configured to 4 separate tiles), tint2 panel and several XFCE applications to provide a stable really fast space to work in which does everything I need that a full desktop provides. The init I am currently using is Dinit. It is easy to configure and the "service" files are straight forward. It works well and the commands seem easier for me to remember than OpenRC or RunIT. The graphical installer on the latest release ISO as of this writing : artix-plasma-dinit-20220713-x86_64 worked very well with only customized partitions (several disks plus tmpfs for /tmp and ~/.cache folders) and defaults for the rest. After a ten minutes or so I had a working desktop on my computer ready to use.

If one wants a truly free on configured environments then the best choice is to use the base image and install the packages without the configuration packages to get a vanilla installation. Otherwise you will have to alter the desktop configurations afterwards if you find the provided configured desktops settings not to your liking and/or need additional requirements.

If the user is familiar and comfortable with command line or at least willing to put in the effect to learn the command line stuff through research as this distribution is not aimed at new Linux users (at first a steep learning curve), one will be rewarded with a functional stable environment though as with all OSes some updates may need one's manual attention.

As far as gaming goes, Windows still has an edge though I have found that all the games I like to play are available in Linux through Steam and run well. Thus I no longer run Windows at all (say goodbye to Microsoft spies). Running systemd free makes Linux more like Unix again and less like Windows as systemd did IMO.

The fact that you can install a great OS and have one of the best performing computers is awesome. In my experience the performance improvement was very noticeable in human terms on the same hardware. You do not need a stop watch to tell the different.

What's not to like?
Simple, fast, functional and free ...


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Version: 20230814
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-08-27
Votes: 17


Artix Linux: Celebrating Simplicity, Flexibility, and Creative Freedom

In the vibrant realm of operating systems, Artix Linux stands as a shining example of a creation that harmoniously blends simplicity, flexibility, and the essence of creative freedom. This unique distribution has garnered a dedicated following due to its departure from mainstream package management systems and its commitment to providing a platform where users can craft their digital landscapes with unparalleled control.

Artix Linux's elegance lies in its uncomplicated nature. In a world often inundated with complex interfaces and convoluted procedures, Artix Linux takes a refreshing step back. Embracing the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) philosophy, it offers a straightforward installation process, clear documentation, and an intuitive package manager. This simplicity not only reduces the learning curve for newcomers but also allows seasoned users to focus on what truly matters – the act of creation itself.

Flexibility is another jewel in Artix Linux's crown. By offering a choice between multiple init systems – OpenRC, runit, and s6 – users have the freedom to mold their system according to their preferences. This adaptability extends to package management, with both the traditional pacman and the Arch User Repository (AUR) at users' disposal. This means access to an extensive collection of software, without compromising on system integrity. Such flexibility empowers users to curate an environment that resonates with their individual needs, fostering a deeper sense of connection and ownership.

Yet, it is the concept of creative freedom that truly elevates Artix Linux to a higher plane. The ability to shape every facet of the system, from the boot process to the graphical interface, empowers users to express themselves artistically through their digital experiences. Unlike other operating systems that dictate aesthetics and functionality, Artix Linux embraces personalization as an art form. Users can craft their desktop environments, experiment with window managers, and mix-and-match software components to create a tailored ecosystem that mirrors their vision.

In a world that often emphasizes standardization, Artix Linux stands as a rebellious advocate for individuality. Its embrace of alternative init systems and package management approaches exemplifies a departure from the norm, inviting users to explore different paths and challenge the conventional. This spirit of exploration not only fuels technological innovation but also cultivates a community that thrives on shared passion and mutual support.

In conclusion, Artix Linux is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, the power of flexibility, and the magic of creative freedom. It is a canvas on which users can paint their digital dreams, a stage where innovation is nurtured, and a sanctuary for those who seek an authentic, unfiltered connection with their machines. As we celebrate the elegance of Artix Linux, let us also celebrate the artists who shape it – the users who, armed with choice and imagination, turn their computing experiences into masterpieces of their own design.


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