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Old 11-20-2019, 06:13 AM   #1
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Why Devuan when therer's Antix and MX ?


If I understand correctly, the main motivation for starting Devuan was to have a debian based distro without systemd. But doesn't AntiX and MX already do this ? or is it only to a certain extent ? like not having systemd as init, but having systemd anyway for other tasks (systemd-shim).
 
Old 11-20-2019, 06:37 AM   #2
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MX Linux includes systemd-shim, antiX does not.
 
Old 11-20-2019, 02:16 PM   #3
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At the time of the Devuan fork, it looked like Debian was going to be systemd only, but after some 'complaints', they rethought it & allowed for non systemd install, which is what both the above distros use.
 
Old 11-20-2019, 09:17 PM   #4
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Based on my experience with Devuan (I haven't used it in about year), it was not so much a fork of Debian, but a clone. It looked, felt, and acted like Debian, just without SystemD.

I think that is the answer to OP's question.
 
Old 11-21-2019, 06:00 AM   #5
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Devuan may yet be the way to go in the future, if Debian decide to drop all else but systemd.

I've just installed Devuan ASCII 2.1 on a couple of my computers, just to keep an eye on it, & it's running as expected.

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Old 12-09-2019, 04:43 PM   #6
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AntiX is a live CD distro according to their website. Similarly, MX Linux wants to be a mid-weight desktop distro. Devuan wants to be a systemd-free Debian, which I generally think of as a customizable base. I choose Devuan because I want to mix and match the desktop components on my desktops and have a minimal install for my servers.
 
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