A free operating system which initially intrigued me because of it's fundamental philosophies of freedom. Free as in freedom (Libre) and free as in beer (Gratis). Now it's also about ease of use.
|Distribution||Last tested||LiveUSB||Package Management||Rolling Release||systemd?||Ease|
|Slackware||2016-03-25 - 14.1||text installer||partial + third-party||security||No (1, 2, 3)||"other"|
|Lubuntu||2016-03-25 - 14.04.4 LTS||yes||yes||yes||yes||easy, light|
(I may get around to updating this table for other distributions, or expanding it.)
- 2017-07-07 - Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD
- 2016-11-29 - Devuan 1.0.0-beta
2016-03-20ish - Slackware 14.1
- I had been checking out a bunch of distributions before switching
- 2016-03-26 - Lubuntu, last version was 14.04.4 LTS
- 2011-12-12 - I ran through a bunch of testing, but I think most things failed because the USB copies were all getting corrupted. USB is fucking unreliable.
- 2011-? - I had another testing nightmare afterwards.
- 2011-08-12 Linux testing nightmare
- 2010-11-10 Linux testing nightmare
- Unity Linux for a bit
- PCLinuxOS for some time
- I started with Slackware
- RedHat Linux didn't work out
Yggdrasil Linux didn't work out
getting shit onto a usb stick ∞
isohybrid is a mandatory tool for those distributions which don't provide an ISO which can be directly burned to a USB stick.
\sudo \dd bs=4M if=filename.iso of=/dev/sdb
- http://liveusb.info/dotclear/ perhaps.. it's in .fre
- BackTrack Linux -- Penetration Testing
- Tails -- Tor-focused
Gangbang -- many window managers on a bootable iso
- This seemed cool when I checked it out probably in 2014-2015.
To check out ∞
USU Linux (УСУ)
- lightweight distribution for children and kids
- Note that several in /tag/linux-distributions should be tried again, especially since SystemRescueCD will fix a broken GRUB/LILO bootloader.
- Rescatux / Super Grub2 Disk
Free GNU/Linux distributions ∞
I've seen nothing good.
[abandoned] dyne:bolic ∞
As of 2016-04-16 was last updated 2011-09-08.
Based on Ubuntu.
[dormant] Dragora ∞
As of 2016-04-16 was last updated 2012-04-24.
[dormant, Spanish] Utuo ∞
As of 2016-04-16 was last updated 2012-04-17.
Seems to have entirely Spanish documentation
[dormant] gNewSense ∞
As of 2016-04-16 was last updated 2014-02-09.
Based on Debian.
Based on [[Knoppix] (Debian)