Metis Linux: Artix Runit + DWM

Metis Linux is the bomb! 🀯 It’s based on Artix, uses runit as the default init system, and has dwm as the tiling window manager. πŸ”₯ Super simple login screen, lightweight, and constantly updating. dwm is written in C and has less than 2000 lines of code. Super simple terminal too, no mouse, no frills. It’s all about that minimalism. And it’s fast! Overall, a pretty interesting distro. Check it out! πŸ˜‰

Introduction πŸ–₯️

In this video, I’ll be reviewing a distribution called Metis, which is based on Artix, utilizes runit as the init system, and features dwm as a tiling window manager.

Initial Impressions

Metis initially appears to have a simple login screen, resembling MX Linux, complete with dwm and minimalistic design.

Installation & Setup

Metis can be installed using the Calamares installer, similar to other distributions. Once installed, it runs on the latest kernel and utilizes runit as the init system.

"It is a rolling release, constantly updating with minimal system resource consumption."

Dwm & Simple Terminal

Dwm, a tiling window manager written in C, is the key feature of Metis, offering less than 2000 lines of code for complete system control. The simple terminal, St, complements this by being extremely lightweight and lacking a configuration file.

Performance & Functionality

Upon exploration, it becomes evident that Metis is focused on delivering a lightweight yet functional user experience. It offers efficiency with minimal resource usage, making it suitable for users seeking an extremely lightweight tiling window manager.

"For those seeking extreme lightweight functionality, dwm on Metis is an excellent choice."

User Experience

The user interface of Metis is highly efficient due to the integration of dwm and the simple terminal, providing a seamless user experience focused on speed and functionality.

Keybindings & Navigation

Metis comes pre-configured with keybindings for window management within dwm, promoting a focused and efficient navigation experience for users.


In conclusion, Metis is an intriguing distribution for users familiar with Artix and seeking a lightweight, yet powerful, tiling window manager experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Metis is a distribution based on Artix with a focus on minimalism and efficiency.
  • Utilizing dwm and runit, it provides a lightweight and resource-efficient user experience.

For more detailed information and download options, visit the Metis website. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and stay tuned for more content! πŸ‘‹

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