A superfree distribution which I won't touch because it's based on Debian/Ubuntu and therefore has systemd.
Instructions on getting Lubuntu (desktop) working for the CubieTruck.
NOTE - These instructions will wipe your MicroSD card!
- A revision of https://web.archive.org/web/20200922173543/http://docs.cubieboard.org/tutorials/ct1/installation/install_lubuntu_desktop_server_to_sd_card
I don't know if this version of Lubuntu, or whatever it turns into when updated, has systemd. I'm going to say no because 14.10 is so damned old.
https://lubuntu.me/ [ 1 ] was lubuntu.net but has reportedly been sharked.
It's an official project by Ubuntu to maintain something lighter.
It works well, and I've had a significant history with it.