When comparing Pear OS vs Artix Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distros?” Artix Linux is ranked 2nd while Pear OS is ranked 18th.
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For anyone stuck between moving from MS to Apple a for people hat do not want the locked down nature of either, Pear OS gave you the freedom of Linux with the elegance of Apple.
It looks like Apples MacOS.
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 Different Icons
There is no 1/1 icons in the latest version of it, but its not a problem as modders can change it to apples icons.
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.