Edited again: 2018-11-15
As the previous site started out (08/2017) of the temporary need for Artix users to meet and exchange experiences, share solutions to problems, now that Artix has its official site, we have decided to move in the direction the site had already taken anyway. Freedom and equality of access and exchange of information.
Antix is to Debian what Obarun is to Arch, and Devuan is to debian what Artix is to arch. Such projects/distributions seem to be very promising in concept and execution. Equally promising, if not more, is Void and Adélie linux taking an independent path. Unfortunately we can not cover the progress of too many distros and at times we may have to drop a few from the list and concentrate on the few we believe there is future and hope. We have dropped Devuan over a year ago due to serious doubts with the project’s management, and now we have decided Artix has to go too. Continue reading
I’d like to inform you about my new Linux distribution called KISS.
Independent (not based on anything else).
Source based (like gentoo or crux).
Busybox init (busybox includes runit style services, sysvinit style services or plain shell scripts)
Packages compile without Telemetry/tracking.
There are several new things about Obarun that make the last batch of isos seem like they came from a different distribution. But it has been emphasized by its founder that Obarun is not a distribution but a modification of an arch-linux installation. I don’t for how long would this description be accurate, Obarun now looks like its on its way of become a complete and independent distribution, still based on Arch-Linux. Continue reading
If you have been running testing while Stretch (9) was stable you were indirectly following Debian Buster (10). Since debian 10 Buster became stable today July 7th, those using testing instead of Buster repositories will be automatically jumping to the next release, called Bullseye (Debian 11). The official Devuan repositories automatically “merge” debian and devuan packages, so testing will remain Buster till Devuan releases 3 (Beowulf) and therefore testing will become Devuan Chimaera. If manually you have added Debian testing be careful of incompatibilities. (some people do this, will swap Devuan merged for Devuan/devuan, and add a debian repository directly). Continue reading
4m-linux. Does it have systemd? No. Good enough excuse to try it. What is its core? In our case, a couple weeks old 64bit v29 server image (v30 beta is out now too). A linux kernel (latest LTS 4.19 in this case). Is it a rolling distro? No! Is it true 64bit or a 64bit conversion of a 32bit distro? Hard to tell. Did we like it? Yes! Are we going to use it? Most likely no. We are sold out to that rolling cutting/bleeding edge stuff, today it works tomorrow is another day, model we have learned to depend on. It makes life exciting. Continue reading
Is this blog about Open Free software without the plague of systemd, or is it about politics? Let us see, do we want a public forum without politics? Other than specific political communities, what does it really mean to communicate in public but stripped of the right to political expression?
After last month’s releases two more releases have come out. We emphasize that those are all “community editions”, not official Artix images. The last official Artix image published is over 7 months old and it may take some fancy pacman work to bring it up to date, while its net-install will require about 1GB of additional downloads to update included packages. This is a bit unfair to those struggling with low-speed and volume cost connections, since the size of the image downloaded is practically all useless and nearly all packages have to redownloaded.
Plasma/LXQt and MATE/LXDE on http://andromeda.artixlinux.org:55555/
Official Announcement and screenshots
On those double desktop images the autologin takes you to one of them, you can log out and once back to the Display Manager you can select the other desktop and log back in again. While most distributions try to minimize the size of the downloaded image Artix seems eager to double their size.
For those who have never heard the name of the distribution and have not researched the late and current differences of init systems and service management and supervision, this may be a shock and major news. For those who have really done their research, they have gone beyond the pop-ular polarization and fallacy of “systemd vs sysvinit” , there is nothing new here to read … Continue reading