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The deeper issue here is “what is the relationship of Arch-Linux and Orwell?”
Two of the most common intrusive sites reported by linux users that are placed on top of the list of a firewall, so nothing goes in and out between their machine and those sites’ servers, are Google and Facebook. Google on the one hand, in order to play nice against the free/open software community, has been contributing resources, information, and free/open software to improve their image. MS purchased github, IBM purchased RedHat, or should we say they made their relationship more formal. Some developers have fallen for it. Facebook on the other hand is notorious of flooding the machines of their innocent and unsuspecting users with questionable code. Facebook not only knows who you really are, what you really like, what you think and what you are interested in, in the vast majority of cases they know in real time your exact location and may even have the capability of keeping track of your moves. Simply if you have an account on facebook and accessed it once through your “smart” phone, they know. If you access facebook from your desktop, but on smart phone you only use your google account, they know. They, they, who is they? If you are really asking we can go on comments for as far as you can take it. Continue reading
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
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.
First I would like to welcome cynwulf1 to the community and in specific to the small sub-sector of the community of contributors. Cynwulf1 appears to have been around this sport long and with a wide spectrum of experience. He recently contributed an article and some comments on the world of BSDism.
While recently I have worked closer with some of the creators of systems we use I have tried to learn how they think, or how they think differently from us users of systems. The question that appeared to me is whether they can possibly know or care what “people need” or are they just driven by what they need for themselves, which in some cases is a system to work on, while creating systems.
. . . . . A 66 FAQ document
Is 66 different than s6 or an alternative to it?
NO! 66 is a layer of software on top of s6 that makes s6 easier and more understandable to users with little or no experience in unix-system-administration. 66 takes bundles of complicated s6 commands and scripts and simplifies them into 66 commands that help you customize and optimize your system just the way you need. Experienced enterprise lever administrators are not limited by 66 in any way, it only makes monitoring their systems easier and quicker.
The best of ALL WORLDS has come together!
VOID-linux + s6 + 66 + musl
# xbps-query -Rs musl | grep "[*]"
[*] musl-1.1.22_1 The musl C library
[*] musl-fts-1.2.7_3 Implementation of fts(3) for musl libc
# xbps-query -Rs s6
[-] 66-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc
[-] 66-devel-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - develelopment files
[-] 66-doc-0.1.0.0_1 Helpers tools around s6-rc - documentation
[-] s6-18.104.22.168_1 Small suite of programs for UNIX, designed to allow process supervi...
[-] s6-devel-22.214.171.124_1 s6 supervision library and headers
[-] s6-dns-126.96.36.199_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems
[-] s6-dns-devel-188.8.131.52_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - devel...
[-] s6-dns-doc-184.108.40.206_2 Suite of DNS client programs and libraries for Unix systems - docum...
[-] s6-doc-220.127.116.11_1 s6 supervision documentation
[-] s6-linux-utils-18.104.22.168_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-linux-utils-doc-22.214.171.124_1 Minimalistic Linux-specific system utilities (s6-chroot, s6-mount e...
[-] s6-networking-126.96.36.199_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems
[-] s6-networking-devel-188.8.131.52_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - development files
[-] s6-networking-doc-184.108.40.206_1 Suite of small network utilities for Unix systems - documentation
[-] s6-portable-utils-220.127.116.11_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.)
[-] s6-portable-utils-doc-18.104.22.168_2 Tiny portable generic utilities (s6-cat, s6-chmod, etc.) - document...
[-] s6-rc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system
[-] s6-rc-doc-0.5.0.0_2 Service manager of the s6 init system - documentation
April 1st 2019 official announcement:
Void has adopted a new look on its homepage, logo, and opened a community repository called VUR. Any similarities to Arch Linux web-design are purely coincidental.