ArchLabs without systemd – Obarun s6 on top

You may ask what we are doing with ArchLabs when there is a tremendous amount of original non-systemd based distros on the list (our own lists for example).   “Originally a minimalist, Arch-based live distribution with Openbox, the latest release of ArchLabs Linux is a radical departure from the original concept as the distribution is now designed for users who like to customise their system during installation. ”  It may be coincidental but the installer is following a bit on the Obarun fashion where you install what you need and like and not what the distribution has chosen.  Continue reading

Review: Nutyx GNU-Linux, if you play your “cards” right

A few days ago, while I was scanning through the site’s statistics I noticed that a search in google had lead here and the search term was Nutyx.  I remember seeing the name on the long list of Linux without systemd and the more recent one based on distrowatch but I never had a chance to take a closer look.  So the search had caught the name on the list and I decided I should give it a spin.

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Alpine linux hardened openbox and xfce4 tested

The image selection for installing or using live is a little confusing.  It is confusing as there is standard. extended, vanilla, virtual, xen, and mini-root filesystem.  I used extended and that was a little more than 342MB, the rest are about 100MB or less.  By current trends that is confusingly small.

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AntiX 32bit gets Miyo-Linux attention

nonico aka miyolinux here…

Miyo AntiX 32bit

This is where I stand, and this is where I now place my roots. After revisiting antiX, I completely see the superiority of it. Though I built MiyoLinux on Devuan, though I’ve used and loved Void Linux, though I’ve used and loved Obarun…I am now proclaiming that antiX Testing (with Openbox) is my preferred system of choice.

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Brief review of AntiX – a pleasant surprise

“antiX Magic” in an environment suitable for old and new computersantiX Linux

We had tried in the past to install and run Antix and due to hardware issues we have to admit we did not try that hard. Now that we have access to a greater variety of hw we decided to give it an new try, and with a fresh Antix-17 iso code named Heather Heyer after the anti-fascist activist who was run over by a white supremacist in Charlottsville Virginia this past year. Continue reading

Obmenu-Generator, how to get it running on any linux

Basically I am reproducing a very good article of instructions before it vanishes.

03262019  revised for debian/mint/ubuntu/devuan/antix/mx users see below:

[edit] Today Feb 15rh I am reposting this article and made some additions and corrections as the instructions may not work in all installations as I have found out.  With this correction it works in all installations we have covered.  Today we are adding Antix-linux to the list.

Hopefully the author will not mind for this no-profit reproduction.  The original, today, can be found on lxlinux.com/obmenu-generatorObmenu-generator works so well and can be edited to the maximum possible way that an Openbox Menu system can deliver. Continue reading

Shrugging at Vector Linux

I have been interested in trying something based on slackware so I picked out vector linux.   It says on its description that it contains LXDE, therefore openbox, which is what I use most often.  The installation was a little unusual but simple and worked out of the box.  I tried an iso for the VLocity edition. I initially tried installing openbox and a few LXDE native packages I am comfortable with (lxterminal, pcmanfm, lxappearance etc.).  Not much of what I installed really worked on openbox and the editions seemed older than I can remember.  So I went back to xfce. Continue reading