When comparing Chakra vs MX-Linux, the Slant community recommends MX-Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” MX-Linux is ranked 21st while Chakra is ranked 22nd.
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 Easy install
Pro Supports non-free drivers
Pro Easy to use
Pro No systemd
Pro Based on Debian
Pro Good MX Tools and Package Installer
MX Linux comes with its own set of tools called MX Tools, designed to make life easier for users.
Pro Very stable
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 Overwrites your default EFI config
It overwrites your default EFI config wich can make you PC unbootable if something goes wrong.
Compared to deb or rpm it takes ages to update the system, it's also very dumb in dependency tracking.
Con Only available for x86-based CPUs
Con Small development team
The team is very small
Con Uses systemd
Which is very hard to debug and not a *nix standard.
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 Unreliable Servers
The CCR or the community forums are often down or unreachable.
Con Remixed debian testing
It's mainly a debian stable with some recompiled/backported debian testing packages.
Con Only one Desktop Environment
Con Causes overheating on some hardwares
Other debian based XFCE distros- Xubuntu, Debian XFCE, Devuan leave small footprint on system whereas MXLinux uses too much CPU resources on same system.
Con Installer and configuration tools are different
Installer and configuration tools are different and can take some time getting used to.