When comparing Netrunner vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for KDE Plasma 5?” Artix Linux is ranked 22nd while Netrunner is ranked 24th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Everything works well out of the box
Works well. Very similar to my experiance with Manjaro.
Pro Beautiful and faithful KDE implementation
Modified but not overly tweaked (like BlueStar Linux or Ka OS).
Pro nice feel
Pro Always up-to-date
The "rolling" edition of Netrunner is based on Manjaro (an Arch derivative) which offers a semi-rolling release.
Pro Quick & lightweight
Surprisingly snappy for a fairly fully-featured distro.
Pro Netrunner Core is ideal for workstation
Netrunner Core is a vanilla version based on Debian Stable that only uses 400 MB RAM.
Pro No systemd
Artix actively supports the runit init system known from Void Linux. (Equally besides the OpenRC init system known from Gentoo).
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives.
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
Pro Compatible with Arch Repositories
It is fully compatible with almost all packages from community, extra, multilib and AUR.
Pro Rolling distro
You can have a functional system in less than 10 mins using GUI installer OR you can do it "the Arch way".
Con Very heavy on resources
The heaviest Linux distro I've ever used. It often gets my laptop fan to fly.
Con No systemd
Some packages flat out won't work because systemd is non existent, sadly pipewire needs systemd to run. Hopefully Pipewire becomes usable soon. Edit: Pipewire does work but you will have to make a startup script.
Con Few Arch packages might not be available yet
Developers are working migrating all packages into their own repositories while ensuring there's no systemd malware.