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

It uses OpenRC, runit or s6 as init because PID1 must be simple, secure and stable.

Recent news


Download server upgraded



The upgrade has been completed. Upstream bandwidth has been quadrupled to 400Mbits/s. Thanks to each and everyone who has supported us!



Download server downtime



An upgrade is scheduled for our primary download server, located in the USA. A short downtime is expected and in the meantime the official ISO images will be available through our mirrors.
The weekly ISO images will only be accessible through our own secondary mirrors in Germany:
Artix EU mirror #1
Artix EU mirror #2


runit service manager cli tool



A runit service manager cli tool has been added in our repositories, as a helper to runit init system.
Install it with:
# pacman -S rsm


displaymanager-openrc retirement



Due to changes in our tools, the displaymanager-openrc package will be retired. There are replacement packages currently in the gremlins repos. Each DM has now its own openrc package, which brings openrc's DM setup in line with runit and s6 counterparts.


New ISO releases



We are pleased to announce new stable ISO releases.