When comparing TinyCore vs Artix 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 4th while TinyCore is ranked 44th.
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Pro Surprisingly customizable
Fluxbox window manager is especially slick looking all considered, and the options one gets with it's toolbar, app bar, and wallpaper are surprisingly complex for such a small distro.
Pro VERY small
Can be as small as about 9MB, and with even X, wireless modules, and more, it takes up only 72MB.
Pro Use of tcz packages stored on media outside of MyData
Pro No systemd
Pro Rolling distro
Pro Close to bare Arch Linux
No learning curve if you're coming from Arch or any of its derivatives
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"
Con Can be somewhat slow to turn on
Once it is up and going it is unrivaled in speed, but it can be sluggish when it comes to turning on, restarting, or turning off.
Con Not visually appealing
The operating system is not very pretty.
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.