Debian Sid based distros -


#1

Anyone else using a Sid based distro?

VSIDO is back from their winter heiatus so I’m doing a bit of helping out there.


#2

I have heard of it but never checked it out.


#3

Nah, haven’t checked out any of the new Debian-based distros. Quite keen to check out a minimal Debian. Should be cool


#4

VSIDO has some bugs, but pretty solid. I contribute some of the fluxbox themes.

I haven’t looked at Siduction or Semplice in a long time. I assume they’re still active.


#5

I remember checking out Siduction a very long time ago.


#6

I checked out their site, had a recent release. Switched over to the calmares installer.

Semplice appears to be dormant though.


#7

This one rather surprised me, quite nice.

Xebian


#8

Did you install it, or just use the live session?

Looks pretty good.


#9

That Xebian looks nice, gonna check it out.


#10

I did, on a small testing partition. Functional, looks good and not burdened with a load of crap as many xfce distros seem to be. Nice.


#11

That’s the key, not too much crap. One of the reasons I loved BunsenLabs so much.


#12

How about MX Linux? Not sure if it is on Sid, I’m not up with the versioning names of Debian, but has had great reviews all around.


#13

Based on stable I think Matt and a bit too busy for my taste but very well done.


#14

It does look well done. Gonna try that Xebian out soon.


#15

both MX and antiX are Debian stable; sister projects with different packaging. Sparky is Debian Testing - also very well packaged.


#16

I have been meaning to try out Sparky Linux.


#17

Just installed xebian to metal.

Nice build of basic Xfce desktop and everything working out of the box.


#18

Installing Xebian now, first impressions are that it looks very slick. Love that default wallpaper.


#19

It’s pretty smooth. The iso seems a bit large for a basic Xfce install - several icon sets though; those add up.

They don’t include the contrib non-free repos in the sources.list. Took me a few minutes to realize that when I was trying to install Nvidia drivers.

Dual boots just fine with ArchLabs.


#20

You’d think the Xebian guys would say you need to add the non-free repos?

Since I can’t test any ArchLabs on my craptop I am checking out Sparky Linux also.