When comparing Artix Linux vs ArcoLinux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Arch Linux based distributions?” Artix Linux is ranked 5th while ArcoLinux is ranked 12th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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.
You can have a functional system in less than 10 mins using GUI installer OR you can do it "the Arch way"
Pro Rolling distro
Pro Easy to install
Unbelievably fast for ArcoLinux with XFCE, Openbox, I3.
Pro XFCE, Openbox and I3
Finished Product with almost every tool a experienced user will use.
Pro Learning bash script
Fastest way to reload any Linux desktop is a script that will install all your favorite apps. Keep this file on a USB stick Update for any distro from Ubuntu, Fedora or even Arch Linux back to you favorite apps in minutes
Pro Community support is great
Need to install Discord on cell phone and computer. Fastest way to receive help. Community is mostly European on Discord so getting help at midnight may be a challenge.
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.
Con Small development team
Con the lead dev is a twit
Con A bit bloated
It is is a bit bloated to many web browsers, text editors out the box. A simple customize menu's for all 3 desktops would have been nice.