antixlinux.com I am very surprised by the reactivity of the system in live usb mode. Antix 19.3 was born on October 15th. It looks fine, much more than PuppyLinux and derivates. All needed basic software is present. I think Antix 19.3 is now a good solution for old machines. pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1606503526.jpg
Anyway it is impossible or fallacious to compare a final release (antix19.3) with a prealapha one (BL6). BL5.1 is indeed as fast as Antix. On the other hand Antix and Mx have a large number of software. Some of them can appear unuseful while BL let us choice what we need. I also prefer to use Moksha desktop than Rox-IceWM.
Last Edit: Nov 28, 2020 10:16:05 GMT by zuul: precision
Linux distros like beauty and pick-up trucks - how to judge them is in the eyes of the beholder.
I have tried all the so called "light" Debian and Ubuntu based distros. Some are not really all that light. I did try Antix on my way to discovering Bodhi . . . . OK I guess - light enough just not quite what I was looking for.
My initial purpose is to talk with you about other interesting distributions but not to speculate on the possible disappearance of Bodhi Linux. Bodhi Linux exists since 2011, it has already a beautiful longevity. No reason to die now. In case of problem the distribution would be probably maintained. After the extinction of crunchbang for example, other distributions emerged and tried to continue the adventure. Bunsen Labs Lithium is one of them.
I don’t think there is a competition. All distros do what they do, and we share users that are not stuck with windows or OS X. It’s all good. FOSS is about free choice. There is no competition. It doesn’t matter to us. Thanks for being part of bodhi. You are a very valued member of the community
Ah yes, I recall this distribution. If I remember correctly, I came across a reviewer who commented that in one of the manuals or generally speaking "about" files the developer(s) indicated that the "anti" aspect of the name referred to being "anti-capitalist" or something along this line of thought. The commenter was put off by the opinion. I thought it was all kind of silly. I can understand the opinion of the developer(s) in this case since the FOSS mentality might seem to question the idea of capitalism and proprietary works, however the work itself -- the effort the developers invest in their projects -- deservers recognition, and in this case, it's definitely worth giving credit where it's due and acknowledging the efforts of developers. And this is somewhat still inline with "capitalism" regarding the idea of "property" in the context of someone's creation. For instance I've noticed folks use their open source developments as part of their programming portfolios and that's really cool and they deserve recognition for their work. What I'm saying is that I can understand the "anti" thought process and I've encountered it within various "open source" communities and the antix distribution was notable. I don't mean to sway this thread with political ramblings, I just recall reading a review of the antix distribution when I came across it and the broad topic of politics in software development was raised.