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Re: [trinity-users] antiX - debian-based distro - no systemd

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2018 23:59:47 -0700

On Saturday 04 August 2018 23:43:59 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-08-04 23:19 (UTC-0700):
> > Just wondering if anybody out there has tried this distro?
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> >ux-cd/ANTIX/Final/antiX-17.1/
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> > It is based on Debian, but without systemd, has a KDE4 desktop, but not a
> > lot of excess crap. It comes as a live CD, and can function as a rescue
> > disc, as well; would be nicer with TDE installed, but we can't get
> > everything we want. Also has a net install version, but this requires
> > Ethernet.
> >
> > Most of the images fit on a CD, and the base images come without
> > LibreOffice (for those of us out there who, like me, hate it). In any
> > case, it was created without systemd from the start. By the way, it is
> > hosted in the MEPIS repositories, or so I read somewhere.
> >
> > I intend to give it a try on my next system reinstallation.
> I gave it a try back when TDE was part of the AntiX distribution. It was
> nice enough except for an incompatibility with my multiboot methodology,
> which keeps a single partition with many apps, scripts and more I install
> outside the package management system for mounting as /usr/local/. AntiX
> keeps much of its differentiation from straight Debian in /usr/local/ in
> directories of the same names I use instead of /opt/, so instead of trying
> to figure out a way to work around the shared directories problems I simply
> dropped the idea of using it at all.

When I was doing multiboot systems, I gave up on shared directories (like 
home). Instead, I just created two completely separate systems; two home 
folders, two root folders, etc., and that worked pretty well. When I needed 
to copy something from one home folder to another, that was a hassle, but 
viable, and better than a broken system. I didn't like the idea of duplicated 
(wasted) space, but it was the best solution. I ran like that on a laptop, 
while I was learning Debian, with a Hardy Heron as the other system. 

My Hardy Kubuntu 8.04 configuration still runs like a top, when I install it 
on a machine; except that it is mostly unusable for Internet now, due to lack 
of security updates, patches, etc. 

Hardy Heron with KDE3 (the only machine I've ever loved) is basically what I 
am trying to recreate on TDE. It looks almost identical, but doesn't quite 
run as smoothly. 

Well, since I am not doing multiboot at the moment, maybe AntiX will work for 

*fingers crossed*