Artix Linux is a rolling-release distribution, based on Arch Linux.

It uses OpenRC or runit as init because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Recent news


New OpenRC base ISO image



A fresh base ISO image (i.e. no desktop or graphical installer) featuring OpenRC has been uploaded to our servers.


New ISO images, Plasma/LXQt and MATE/LXDE



A QT-based ISO featuring the KDE Plasma and LXQt desktop environments and a GTK-based ISO with MATE and LXDE are available for downloading. Both ISO images come equipped and ready for general use (multimedia, office, internet, productivity), offering the latest software available and are, despite their general DE/toolkit orientation, preconfigured for completely uniform look between QT and GTK applications, allowing for aesthetically pleasing integration of the best apps from both worlds. Read the forum announcement for more information and screenshots.


New ISO images, MATE desktop



2 new ISO images, marked community and featuring the MATE desktop, are available for downloading. Read the forum announcement for more information.


New elogind in [gremlins], systemd-dummy packages to be dropped



The latest elogind (241.1-1), and specifically libelogind, provides the necessary ABI function calls and headers that allow software to be directly linked against it, meaning that applications built against libsystemd can be used with libelogind as drop-in replacement. This also means that /usr/lib/libsystemd.so can be just a symlink to /usr/lib/libelogind.so and nobody will notice.

Users running on [gremlins] might experience breakage with upstream Arch packages that are linked against systemd-libs, at least until our mirrors are all fully in sync. If you encounter problems, please report them at the forum.

The systemd-dummy and systemd-libs-dummy packages will be dropped, once the new elogind moves to [system].


A new build server is being deployed.



Thanks to a very generous donation from Brecht-Schule Hamburg, an AMD Epyc 7281 (16-core/32-thread) bare-metal server with 32GB of RAM is being prepared for taking over the package building needs of Artix. The server's purchase cost was covered by Brecht-Schule, which is also hosting it at their premises in Hamburg, Germany. Thank you!