Re: [dev] Linux distros that don't suck too too much

From: Louis Santillan <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 16:19:48 -0700

There's also CRUX [0] and tinycorelinux [1]. CRUX has more of a
BSD-style init system feel. There's also a CruxEX [2] which includes
a DE. However, I need to spin up a VM of AlpineLinux and see what
it's all about.


On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Marc Collin <> wrote:
> Arch Linux was suckless maybe in 2008. Today it's messy, confused and bloated.
> For once, it was one of the first distributions to embrace Systemd.
> I think these emails about "what's a suckless distribution" are always
> bad, but I'll give my advice (research is on you).
> From most usable to least usable (as of today)
> --- Alpine Linux
> --- OpenBSD
> --- 9front
> --- stali
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 4:36 PM, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
>> On 11 May 2016 at 06:56, Nick <> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>> A few nights ago my too-expensive laptop met with too-cheap wine and now
>>> it is a far-too-expensive brick. As it's therefore time for me to
>>> install a new OS on a new laptop, I was wondering what people would
>>> recommend. I've been using Debian Stable for years now, which while it
>>> sucks does work well enough that I don't have to think about it very
>>> much, so I can do more interesting things with my time. But particularly
>>> after reading a few good articles about issues with debian [0] [1] I
>>> find myself wondering if there's a better option out there. A rolling
>>> release distribution would be fine with me, but only if it didn't break
>>> often at all; I enjoyed using Gentoo years ago when I was a student, but
>>> keeping it working took a lot of time that I do not want to dedicate to
>>> keeping a working system these days. I'd like to try something like
>>> morpheus [2], but I suspect that would take quite a lot of time and
>>> energy to get going and maintain.
>>> Any suggestions / thoughts?
>> I highly recommend archlinux. The biggest benefit is the no-bullshit
>> packaging. They don't patch, they don't fix software, they simply
>> package it. If something is a problem, take it up with the software
>> developers, not the packagers. Compare that to debian who patches very
>> many packages.
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