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

It uses real init systems, because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Recent news

Repository changes

Following the related Arch migration announcement, our repository structure has changed accordingly. The [gremlins] repository has split into [system-gremlins] and [world-gremlins]; likewise, the [goblins] repository has split into [system-goblins] and [world-goblins]. The [galaxy] repository is in the process of merging into [world].

How are end users affected?
Those who don't use testing ([-gremlins]) and staging ([-goblins]) repositories won't see any difference; those who do, will have to enable [system-gremlins] and [world-gremlins] manually. The updated /etc/pacman.conf will roll out of [system-gremlins] once our new layout and updated developer tools are sufficiently tested.

The unused repositories will remain active, but empty, until the transition is complete. In general, most users shouldn't notice much except for a short period of diminished updates, as packaging has frozen for the duration of the migration. Please report any issues at our forum.

Scheduled downtime

Our primary US mirror will be taken offline today (16 March 2023) at 16:00 UTC+1 for scheduled maintainance, which is expected to last no more than 2 hours. Please use the other mirrors listed in the download page until its operation continues.

Fresh installation media

After extensive testing and debugging, our latest weekly ISOs have acquired official installation media status.
Please report anything out of the ordinary to our forum announcement thread.

Debuginfod server deployed

Our debuginfod service is up and running at

Read the mailing list announcement for more details.

New official installation images

New official installation media are available at our download section.