When comparing Crouton & Kali Linux vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for beginners?” Artix Linux is ranked 15th while Crouton & Kali Linux is ranked 30th.
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Pro Keeps Chrome operating system
This method will keep your chrome operating system installed; so you can use both on your device.
Pro Will not void warranty
This is a software method, no hardware will have to be modified, so your warranty will stay intact.
Pro No systemd
Artix actively supports the runit init system known from Void Linux. (Equally besides the OpenRC init system known from Gentoo).
Pro Compatible with Arch Repositories
It is fully compatible with almost all packages from community, extra, multilib and AUR.
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives.
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 Developer Mode
In doing this method, you will have to put your chrome book in developer mode, while not a huge downside, some security considerations will have to be given to that fact. Developer mode on most chrome books are insecure by design.
Con Ram usage
Due to the nature of Chroots (what Crouton does) you will be running both Chrome OS and your Linux operating system of choice at the same time. On lower end chrome books this may cause issues with RAM usage.
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.