When comparing Chakra vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Arch Linux based distributions?” Artix Linux is ranked 4th while Chakra is ranked 24th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Focuses on KDE/Qt Apps
comes with none GTK apps per default
Pro Keeps Gnome apps tidier even than Gnome distros
Pro Independent from Arch
its not just another Arch Spin-off
Pro No systemd
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives
Pro Rolling distro
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
You can have a functional system in less than 10 mins using GUI installer OR you can do it "the Arch way"
Artix actively supports the runit init system known from Void Linux. (Equally besides the OpenRC init system known from Gentoo.)
Compared to deb or rpm it takes ages to update the system, it's also very dumb in dependency tracking.
Con Weak base
Sometimes updates will not execute hooks(full update always misses to run mkinitcpio) so you get an unbootable system.
Con No real installer
Has no installer just a big bloated LiveCD that gets unpacked to your disk.
Con Small development team
The team is very small
Con Only available for x86-based CPUs
Con Uses systemd
Which is very hard to debug and not a *nix standard.
Con Overwrites your default EFI config
It overwrites your default EFI config wich can make you PC unbootable if something goes wrong.
Con Unreliable Servers
The CCR or the community forums are often down or unreachable.
Con Wont let you install the system to USB drives
Chakras weak installer Calamares does not allow you to install it to a USB drive.
Con Weak update process to a recent release
For example, you can install the Goedel Release and update it to the current release which then fails to boot due to some systemd-errors.
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.