When comparing Solus vs Anarchy Linux, the Slant community recommends Solus for most people. In the question“What are the best rolling release Linux distributions?” Solus is ranked 3rd while Anarchy Linux is ranked 4th.
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Pro Rolling release
Pro Modern desktop environment
The default desktop environment used by Solus is called Budgie and is quite nice and minimalistic.
Pro Easy installation
The installation procedure for this distribution is quite simple. It's GUI based and all you have to do is to follow the instructions given by the installation window itself.
Pro Exclusively for desktop systems
Pro Great package management
The software center makes it really easy to install the latest software through Snappy and Flatpak. Including third party software.
System boots quickly and stays responsive. Does what operating system should do, and does it really well.
The system itself is very stable. All packages in the repository seem to be carefully picked, well prepared and run stable.
Pro Seamless Packages
It may not have the most obscure packages, but the packages it does have is a good number of everything a Linux user needs. Gamers, developers, desktop users, etc. all have the necessary packages and then some. The packages themselves are integrated perfectly and are very well updated.
Pro Most stable Rolling Release Distro
Pro Built from scratch
Pro The end result is a well configured standard Archlinux system
Pro Full access to Arch repositories as well as Aur
Pro Saves a lot of time to set up an Archlinux system
Once you had your experience to set up an Archlinux system manually from scratch this distro saves a lot of setup time.
Pro Many preconfigured Desktop environments supported
Pro Everything you need in a small and fast Arch distro
Pro Looks good by default
Pro Low setup time
Even a person without prior knowledge will figure out how to set it up quite quickly.
Pro Good for gaming
Smooth and cool. Easy to get going.
Con Slow development
Con Software a bit slower to launch than for other distributions
Con Forums are not very friendly
Con Not much software
There is not much software available.
Con There is often a black screen after update
Con An upgrade breaks the system quite often
Con The default desktop environment is not very customizable
Maybe because it's a relatively new project still in its infancy and this may be fixed in the future, but Budgie is not very customizable. You can only change the theme and wallpaper.
Con No USB Image writer
Con Website looks archaic; limited download options
The website looks archaic and although that may be intentional it does not imbue a sense of professionalism and reliability. That might, of course, be very fitting for a distribution called "Anarchy", but it is worth noting. It also does not help that bug reports have to be made to "email@example.com".
There are limited download options. The Anarchy Live GUI, a major pro for this distro, is only available to download directly from Google Drive. There are no torrent options for that one.
Con Limited Community Support
Support for bugs and errors are limited