What a way to begin a month and a week, to have Distrowatch after a year and a half of listing Obarun (mostly inaccurately) to review Obarun and portray it as impossible to install.
Personally it is the installation software, the clarity and transparency of the installer, that inspires confidence that attracted me to Obarun. The ability to use any arch (or arch based) base image and to download and install obarun-install in it and use it to install Obarun is unsurpassed.
So what happened? What went wrong?
Other than our complete list of distributions without systemd we run a search on Distrowatch for all “linux” distributions without systemd and we came up with a list of 78. Sorry to BSD fans, we have nothing against BSDs we just can’t cover it all and we restrict our focus on linux systems. There were cases in the past where information is not as accurate or up to date on distrowatch so beware of its results (as of 10/14/2018). Continue reading
Obarun is now portrayed in Distrowatch
Obarun seems to have started back in the summer of 2015, so it is nearing three years of age, but few people know about it. The name came from a combination of Openbox Arch and Runit, its initial init system. Although the live image’s window manager has changed to JWM due to size, the init system soon after Obarun’s inception changed to S6. Continue reading
After some puzzling evidence in trying to revise a list of non-systemd init distributions, forks, clones, derivatives, and “retouches” in which FigOS didn’t seem to be easily admitted, and in our quest to come up with explicit guidelines of what is what on the list, and….. since we are not developers and/or distro publishers ourselves, we decided to get some guidance of someone who has published a complete operating system himself what he thinks. Let’s see what he has to say about it.
What is a Distro? (by FigOSdev)
Defining a distro in a technical way is probably useful, if it can be done accurately. For non-technical people, I explain that a distro is:
“Like the’ make and model’ of a car– except that it can replace all the software on your computer.”
I’ll start with Artix, which made one step closer to its official stable edition by shifting its testing-repository into stable. It was also reported as a distribution on Distrowatch. If you go to the main page and click on most popular in 7days it ranks as 16th today (10/21) and I believe as 3rd non-systemd distribution.
Devuan announced the official release of amprolla3, Continue reading