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Subject: Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] [Hangout of NYLXS] : Debian derivative that
omits systemd and its negatives : "Devuan" [ ranked #53 on Distrowatch ]
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Quoting Mancini, Sabin (DFS) (Sabin.Mancini-at-dfs.ny.gov):
> Awhile back you guys ( Rick, Ruben ) explained to me the negative of system ( Thanks ! )
You're very welcome. I've test-installed Devuan several times going all
the way back to well before the release candidate, and even then it was
extremely solid. With the 1.0 full release, I expect it's even better
in that area.
You want a pretty desktop, ditch the default GNOME thing. ;->
ISTR it offers by default MATE or Xfce4. Personally, I went with None
of the Above, as per usual, but at minimum I'd urge going with Xfce4 and
getting away from the GNOME brain damage.
I also think personally that there are much better init systems than
SysVInit that one can choose without ending up in the clutches of
Poetteringware (e.g., systemd). OpenRC, for example, which among others
is fully packaged and works great. In fairness, many if not most of the
Devuan people strongly agree, but reverting the systemd decision and
getting back to its predecessor (SysVInit) as an initial default
installation choice was a logical step.
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