Edited: April 26th 2021 (replacing older strict list)
This list is going to be short and there may be a sublist of distros with a medium strict standard. We shall explain what the object is, below the short list (which we hope the community will assist in making longer as we have not been able to currently review the work of every distro and fork.
2021 list of “healthy” hardcore distros in alphabetical order
- Obarun Linux –> obarun.org (the most extensive distribution that meets the criteria)
- Kiss Linux –> k1ss.org (temporarily unmaintained but communities active)
- Kwort Linux –> kwort.org
- Sabotage Linux –> sabotage-linux
- Oasis linux –> oasislinux/oasis
- Zandra linux –> zandra.org
- Mutiny linux –> mutiny.red
- Glaucus linux –> glaucuslinux.org
- Mere Linux —> merelinux.org (alpha project – active again)
Please keep the recommendations going, for inclusion and exclusion from the list. We can not keep and maintain installations for all of them, we count on you.
Hardcore because they seem honest and dedicated to the war against totalitarianism by IBM and other mega corporations to dominate the Open and Free software world.
Many reviews of linux distros you may read tell you what you need to have (systemd – elogind – consolekit, – dbus : SECD from now on) to use the distro. It is rarely seen or heard whether you can have an effective graphical interface, a desktop, a window manager, and not use any of the above. Sometimes for a rarely used or never used utility you need one of those monsters, but hardly ever anyone goes out of his way to tell you “this is the ONLY instance you need this, otherwise you can do without”. So the question on this topic should be obvious, “what can I do and have installed, or even if it is installed have it running, without the use of the SECD?”. The less obvious question to the one questioning is “why?”. Does anyone still ask why anymore, or have we (linux users) generally turned to fashion monkeys? Continue reading
Remove DBus, ConsoleKit, PolicyKit, PAM, new udev, systemd, freedesktop cancer
Greetings. I have completed a successful DBus removal. Stragglers were ghostscript-gpl, which was removed, cups, which was also removed and all the dependent programs recompiled to live without it, changing it for lprng (the old Berkeley printer spooler, updated), barring icedtea-bin, which was changed to icedtea and built without any build time dependency, sgt-puzzles (removed), winetricks (sadly removed), qtwidgets (all the programs that needed it were recompiled to not to), qtbittorrent (changed for rtorrent as rutorrent has php and bloat), libreoffice (changed for openoffice-bin, as amazingly it doesn’t have need for dbus or even GTK3; it was chosen to avoid sketchy Chinese poor support and paid support office suites such as WPS and Softmaker), notification-daemon (I actually never used it for anything, ever, as redshift pops up its icon without a notification), nvidia-drivers (recompiled without tools), and such. Continue reading
Maybe I Take Back What I Said About Dbus by FigOSdev
Despite what I’ve said about worrying about Bus1 (I’m not worried) I’m increasingly of the opinion that getting rid of Dbus or making it easier to remove is a good idea.
The idea is, you shouldn’t have too much software that is running or even installed when you don’t need it. That’s really simple; defining “too much” is not, but…
I have Dbus installed. I am quite capable of finding every file it installs, and removing that file. I can stop it from installing again– no problem!
There are things I have installed that depend on it– probably also not a problem. However, let’s look at what those are: Continue reading