When comparing Artix Linux vs Redcore Linux, 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 Redcore Linux is ranked 52nd.
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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 Stage 4 build of Gentoo
It is a full stage 4 build that is fully compatible with Gentoo.
Pro Focuses Qt-Software
It focuses Qt-desktops and software but it also has GTK+ software available if you need them.
Pro Easy to use
Best Gentoo based distro.
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.