When comparing Artix Linux vs Bedrock, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distributions for desktops?” Artix Linux is ranked 2nd while Bedrock is ranked 34th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
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".
Pro Choose your init system
Pro Choose your package manager
Pro Virtually every pro from every linux distro
Since Bedrock lets you pick and choose the best parts from each distro, every single pro from each distro applies to Bedrock.
Pro Pick and choose what you want from other distros
Want Debian's stable base and Arch's pacman for bleeding edge packages?
Want the security of Qubes OS and Gentoo's portage?
With the correct setup all this can be achieved.
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.
Con No tiling WM (i3/sway) out of the box
Con Often increases boot times
Since Bedrock has to load the strata before handing control to the chosen init system, it can make booting your machine take longer.
Con Difficulty setting up
Bedrock can be challenging to setup properly with the correct strata.