When comparing Chakra vs Anarchy Linux, the Slant community recommends Anarchy Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best rolling release Linux distributions?” Anarchy Linux is ranked 3rd while Chakra is ranked 14th.
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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 The end result is a well configured standard Archlinux system
Pro Saves a lot of time to set up an Archlinux system
Once you had your experience to set up an Archlinux system manually from scratch this distro saves a lot of setup time.
Pro Full access to Arch repositories as well as Aur
Pro Many preconfigured Desktop environments supported
Pro Everything you need in a small and fast Arch distro
Pro Looks good by default
Pro Low setup time
Even a person without prior knowledge will figure out how to set it up quite quickly.
Pro Good for gaming
Smooth and cool. Easy to get going.
Pro LVM on LUKS encryption of whole disk possible
It works! Whereas neither the calamares installer used by arcolinux or manjaro nor the archlabs installer produces a working result.
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 Website looks archaic; limited download options
The website looks archaic and although that may be intentional it does not imbue a sense of professionalism and reliability. That might, of course, be very fitting for a distribution called "Anarchy", but it is worth noting. It also does not help that bug reports have to be made to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
There are limited download options. The Anarchy Live GUI, a major pro for this distro, is only available to download directly from Google Drive. There are no torrent options for that one.
Con Limited Community Support
Support for bugs and errors are limited