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#76 2021-04-06 16:20:22

Spock
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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

dice wrote:

I gave slitaz a try today, i just love how they have created such a tiny distro that can do so much for old hardware. I managed to install it to a partition on an old laptop i had collecting dust and it works perfectly, even picked up the ancient wifi dongle i used with way back.

https://slitaz.org/en/

I used slitaz many years ago. I think that would have been about 2004 maybe 2006
I loved it too
also DSL is similar and great and .... oh ummmm ahhhh something box .. a french distro I believe
I'll look that up
OH - madbox

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#77 2021-04-08 05:10:49

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Wife uses SalixOS in VM.
I have Devuan in a VM.
Devuan - on another two laptops
Have used SalixOS, Slackware, Debian, PCLOS, Ubuntu, Mint in the past.
I like SalixOS but it hasn't been updated for some time since it's based on Slackware.

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#78 2021-04-08 16:40:06

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

antiX Libre respin with Linux-libre kernel and the "abrowser" libre and privacy-focused firefox fork from the Trisquel project. All non-free firmware removed, so it is super light and super fast. None of that Intel mei module garbage to deal with.

Of course no systemd and no pulseaudio, goes without saying.


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#79 2021-04-08 16:46:21

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

andyprough wrote:

antiX Libre respin with Linux-libre kernel

You do know the De??an kernels are already de-blobbed, right? The only difference with the "Libre" kernel is that the ability to load non-free firmware has been hobbled but that's irrelevant if you use Devuan without the non-free firmware packages installed.

And to stay on topic: I've deleted my Debian systems so I'm now just using Arch & Alpine Linux. Alpine is my favourite and I might drop Arch once I get bored of GNOME 40.


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#80 2021-04-08 18:21:52

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Well...aside from a certain rolling-release respin of Devuan tongue , I also use...

Venom Linux - to satisfy my source-based distroism.
OpenBSD - to satisfy my BSDism.
Void Linux - to satisfy my ... well ... I just like it. smile


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#81 2021-04-08 20:43:32

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
andyprough wrote:

antiX Libre respin with Linux-libre kernel

You do know the De??an kernels are already de-blobbed, right? The only difference with the "Libre" kernel is that the ability to load non-free firmware has been hobbled but that's irrelevant if you use Devuan without the non-free firmware packages installed.

lsmod shows 41 additional modules with the default kernel in Devuan over the Linux-libre kernel in antiX Libre respin. Including some stuff I don't want such as appletalk and bluetooth. It's mainly just a personal preference though - the Devuan kernel is mostly blob-free enough for me, but I prefer Linux Libre, and I have no need to install non-free firmware on a Libre system so the "hobbling" is irrelevant.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

And to stay on topic: I've deleted my Debian systems so I'm now just using Arch & Alpine Linux. Alpine is my favourite and I might drop Arch

I'm proud of you!

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

once I get bored of GNOME 40.

I threw up in my mouth a little bit...


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#82 2021-04-08 22:59:12

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

andyprough wrote:
Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
andyprough wrote:

antiX Libre respin with Linux-libre kernel

You do know the De??an kernels are already de-blobbed, right? The only difference with the "Libre" kernel is that the ability to load non-free firmware has been hobbled but that's irrelevant if you use Devuan without the non-free firmware packages installed.

lsmod shows 41 additional modules with the default kernel in Devuan over the Linux-libre kernel in antiX Libre respin. Including some stuff I don't want such as appletalk and bluetooth. It's mainly just a personal preference though - the Devuan kernel is mostly blob-free enough for me, but I prefer Linux Libre, and I have no need to install non-free firmware on a Libre system so the "hobbling" is irrelevant.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

And to stay on topic: I've deleted my Debian systems so I'm now just using Arch & Alpine Linux. Alpine is my favourite and I might drop Arch

I'm proud of you!

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

once I get bored of GNOME 40.

I threw up in my mouth a little bit...

The fact anyone likes gnome makes me cringe also.  But also, most DE's make me cringe a little bit. They are mostly bloated. Lumina Desktop is the only one I respect currently.

I much prefer my i3-wm on my main laptop.  XFCE4 is good if your lazy same with LXDE, but yeah...

That being said, Gnome, MATE and KDE are crap in my opinion. Yes, even MATE.  IT looks nice, but its bloated. tongue


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#83 2021-04-09 14:53:46

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

andyprough wrote:

the Devuan kernel is mostly blob-free enough for me

Once more: the Devuan kernel is completely blob-free. Whatever extra modules you can see are all open-source unless you've added the contrib and/or non-free repository components and installed stuff from there.


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#84 2021-04-09 19:50:16

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

My main machine runs Devuan i3 and archlabs i3 on separate drives so I can choose which to boot and my laptop is running Obarun i3

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#85 2021-04-09 20:12:19

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Re: What other distro are you using (besides devuan)?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Once more: the Devuan kernel is completely blob-free. Whatever extra modules you can see are all open-source unless you've added the contrib and/or non-free repository components and installed stuff from there.

That's an important distinction and good to know. Linux libre is the kernel I've compiled most often over the years and am most familiar with. I prefer using it on Devuan and antiX and MX.


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