Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you hate systemd?
A. No, we don't. In fact, we love systemd. But we would never use such a sucky piece of bloatware anywhere we cared about security.

Q. Why, then?
A. Many, many reasons. Also, search the web for "systemd CVE".

Q. No, I mean why Artix?
A. Because running after Arch was a second-grade approach. By forking Arch Linux and cutting out all the systemd cruft we can be sure that upstream changes won't affect the project negatively and that systemd won't creep into the binary packages.

Q. Who's behind Artix?
A. Them and more. Also check out the "People" section of the sidebar.

Q. What does Artix mean?
A. It's complicated. But "The Art of Linux" sounds nice.

Q. Why are there still systemd components (i.e. logind and udev) in Artix?
A. They're elogind and eudev, which is different.

Q. What about pulseaudio?
A. Technically, pulseaudio is not part of systemd. It works fine but you can also use alsa or even oss4.

Q. Why not consolekit2?
A. It's not (yet) on par with elogind in features and requires specifically patched packages. Maybe later.

Q. How can I help?
A. Thought you'd never ask!