When comparing Artix Linux vs FydeOS, the Slant community recommends Artix Linux for most people. In the question“What are the best Linux distros that don't use systemd?” Artix Linux is ranked 2nd while FydeOS is ranked 51st.
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).
Only the software you would need like Terminal emulator, file manager, media player and a browser.
Pro Compatible with Arch Repositories
It is fully compatible with almost all packages from community, extra, multilib and AUR.
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 On par with Chrome OS
Features are almost on par with Chrome OS
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 Chinese Software
You never know... ...they also replaced the Google cloud with their own(but you can also revert this back (https://forum.xda-developers.com/hardware-hacking/chromebooks/fydeos-google-sync-using-fydeos-account-t3872442).
Con No dualboot
It does not support dualboot on the same harddisk as the OS.