When comparing KDE Neon vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Artix Linux is ranked 16th while KDE Neon is ranked 46th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Works out of the box
Since it's built on the strong Ubuntu base, KDE Neon works seamlessly with a huge variety of hardware.
KDE Neon uses KDE as its desktop environment, which is highly configurable, but also has great defaults.
Pro The best looking Linux OS
It really is a great and stunning looking OS.
Pro Works well on low-end computers
Pro No systemd
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives
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.)
Pro Rolling distro
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
Con Steep learning curve for beginners
It's a really sparse, bare-bones system, no automatic driver install for example. It can be quite hard for someone not used to Linux.
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.