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Distros of interest

Unread post by bones » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:58 pm

A place to highlight distros that are doing some cool stuff, but may be off the usual distro-radar.

This one is pretty cool:

http://rlsd.dimakrasner.com/

Some highlights:

* RLSD is an independent distribution built from the ground up.
* RLSD uses musl instead of glibc, loksh instead of Bash, tinyxserver instead of X.Org, packlad instead of Apt or RPM and so on. It doesn't use the same, "standard" packages as most distributions.
* RLSD's security model is different and puts emphasis on tough restriction, rather than prevention of malware: (see more after the jump)

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:23 pm

Interesting, never heard of it.

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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Back to the 90s. :)

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by darry1966 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:55 am

I know of Dima Krasner as a Puppy Linux developer mainly doing Debian versions of Puppy Linux - Dpups. So he has plenty of experience the RLSD distro rose out of the desire to build a GTK1 Puppy because of the desire to a modern kernel based version of Puppy but using GTK1 based apps that would mean you could use it on old hardware. Also to build a new better Package Manager for Puppy, but instead the project became an independent distro. This was all brought about by conerns with regards to GTK3 and more and more dependecies.

His Puppy Linux Dev name was Iguleder.
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Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:41 pm

The newer Puppy spins are built using T2: http://www.t2-project.org/

Just in case anybody is interested. Needs a lot of patching to make it work, btw. Better use Woof! in this case.
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Unread post by darry1966 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:08 am

There is a Tahr ubuntu based spin, slackware developed one slacko seems to be on hold. Barry Kauler is doing T2 Quirky Fork.
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Unread post by darry1966 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:23 am

Another small Distro in the Puppy type catergory
http://4mlinux.com/index.php?page=home
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Unread post by machinebacon » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:08 am

http://ttylinux.net/ rather this ;)
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Unread post by nova » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:35 am

^ classic :)
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Unread post by bones » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:09 pm

I've been running Absolute Linux (Slackware-based) on the T61 for the past week, and it's quite stable and nice, as you might expect. 32-bit only, icewm, comes with a nice selection of desktop apps.

http://www.absolutelinux.org/
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Unread post by darry1966 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:53 am

bones wrote:I've been running Absolute Linux (Slackware-based) on the T61 for the past week, and it's quite stable and nice, as you might expect. 32-bit only, icewm, comes with a nice selection of desktop apps.

http://www.absolutelinux.org/
Yes a great distro by a developer by the name of Paul Sherman. Very straightforward one app per function, good simple stuff.
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Unread post by darry1966 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 am

Tring out latest release of Slackware based Austrumi. Here is a scrot.
Kernel is 4.0.4 SMP requires PAE machine.

ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by doubledutch » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:06 pm

Some stuff I've been playing with the last couple of months... would have mentioned rlsd here but MacBac already did...

Aboriginal Linux http://landley.net/aboriginal/
Core http://www.tinycorelinux.net/
KolibriOS http://kolibrios.org/en/
tomsrtbt http://www.freecode.com/projects/tomsrtbt
Void http://www.voidlinux.eu/
Alpine Linux http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Main_Page
ConnochaetOS https://connochaetos.org/wiki/
MenuetOS http://menuetos.net/

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Interim OS

Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:49 pm

https://github.com/mntmn/interim
Interim OS is a radical new operating system with a focus on minimalism. It steals conceptually from Lisp machines (language-based kernel) and Plan 9 (everything is a file system). It boots to a JITting Lisp-like REPL and offers the programmer/user the system's resources as filesystems.
Looks like my cup of tea. Have to find the time to give it a ride.

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Rogue Class Linux

Unread post by schmickel » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:34 pm

Just randomly searching on the internet yielded this oddity.

http://rogueclass.org/

Don't know if any of you are into roguelikes, but it looks interesting. From what I can see, I don't like the installer. It doesn't support dual-booting and the only way to install is to wipe a disk. Interesting, nonetheless.
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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:29 pm

Gekko, moved Interim OS here. I think it fits better.

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by GekkoP » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:32 am

^ Sure, you're right. Thanks.

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Re: Interim OS

Unread post by slacky » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:32 pm

GekkoP wrote:https://github.com/mntmn/interim
Interim OS is a radical new operating system with a focus on minimalism. It steals conceptually from Lisp machines (language-based kernel) and Plan 9 (everything is a file system). It boots to a JITting Lisp-like REPL and offers the programmer/user the system's resources as filesystems.
Looks like my cup of tea. Have to find the time to give it a ride.

I think I am gonna take a look into this as well!

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by slacky » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:42 pm

http://biebian.sourceforge.net/

I'll just leave this here ;)

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Re: Distros of interest

Unread post by wuxmedia » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:11 am

Hmm - looks like the new bunsen labs...
Nearly as cool as RebeccaBlack OS :)
which is actually a nice ish way to try wayland out :)
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