You may think that we gave up and not “producing” anymore, but we haven’t. We are still at it, but we are not under this “productive” insanity pressure most others live with. If there is nothing interesting to report we will not waste your time. When we try various distributions that we either disliked or found nothing of interest, just another tried recipe with a twist of personalization, we just scrap the installation and move on. Then one day a couple of weeks ago we took on PCLinuxOS. If that says something, we are still at it, on a HD installation.
Is reddit’s r/linux just a front of IBM’s marketing agents? Under what remote logic would an announcement for a 5 year old distribution be removed and how could it possibly violate r/linux strict code of ethics?
Obarun: New for December …. upgraded yes, new not at all.
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Those are the same tactics utilized across news-sites that appear to be “objectively” promoting linux in general, forums of systemd-only distributions, social media rooms and pages. The idea is to portray linux to new users inquiring about linux while on MSwindows, MACos, Android etc. as a systemd related operating system ONLY. Continue reading
1st some history/background:
Back some time ago an alternative to sysvinit was developed called daemontools (look at sources below) and people liked it. From “it” runit was cloned, very similar but started from scratch, to be as small, as light, as simple, and as responsive as hw itself. Runit set some goals for its development, kept being refined and eliminating any bugs, it worked on as many architectures as people could get their hands on, and the chief runit man decided to put it to bed. Runit has been frozen in time by its developer. Don’t expect it to catch up with other system development unless Void decides to clone it and develop it on their own, which in some ways they already do, but it is more polishing up the existing runit.
Debian 10 Buster became stable a few months ago, the rest of the systems had to follow but took their time. This is done every two years and creates a wave of confusion, especially those on forked versions of Debian, like antiX, MX, devuan, refracta, etc. Even more dangerous and confusing it is if you are using testing and although testing during debian stretch was buster it now becomes bullseye, while your antiX/MX/Devuan is testing alongside Buster still.
After antiX announced 19 (Marielle Franco) as its current stable branch, MS followed its mothership the week later (a few days ago), while Devuan/Refracta are still chasing Stretch (Debian 9), what they call Devuan 2 or ascii.
So here it is, to take the confusion away from numbers and names:
Debian * Debian * AntiX/MX * Devuan the last good1 * 7 Wheezy * 13 * 0 beta-testing old old stable * 8 Jessie * 15 * 1 jessie (old-stable) old stable * 9 Stretch * 17 * 2 ascii (stable) stable * 10 Buster * 19 * 3 beowulf(testing) testing * 11 Bullseye * 21 * 4 chimaera (next testing) unstable * sid * sid * ceres
Rarely a good deed goes unpunished, especially when someone is trying to do something good for the benefit of the many, the weak, the poor, those who are lacking power, against all odds, the rich and powerful of every society. The story of Marielle Franco is a reminder to those who forget in whose world we live in and what it takes to change it.
So antiX 19 is code-named after the late Marielle Franco who dared to turn against wealth and power.
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.
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Hi yee all,
I’m not in charge of KISS Linux, just interested by this distro –which I have not installed by the way.
The link to KISS Linux is broken. The former site seems abandoned. Please now follow:
It seems that the same Dylan has also conceived neofetch & sowm
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