When comparing Crouton & Kali Linux vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What is the best Linux distro for beginners?” Artix Linux is ranked 12th 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
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
Pro Rolling distro
Artix actively supports the runit init system known from Void Linux. (Equally besides the OpenRC init system known from Gentoo.)
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 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.