When comparing Artix Linux vs Parrot GNU/Linux, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best rolling release Linux distributions?” Artix Linux is ranked 4th while Parrot GNU/Linux is ranked 18th.
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Pro No systemd
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives
Pro Rolling distro
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
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"
Pro Compatible with Debian
It is compatible to Debian >=testing.
Pro Testing based
It is always based on the latest testing release so it includes more recent software than a stable based distribution.
Pro Focuses just one desktop
It focus the MATE desktop which makes it unique compared to the more general distros.
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.