Devuan GNU Linux is a Debian-based distribution that uses alternatives to Systemd and its components.
The new Devuan GNU Linux 2.0.0 codenamed ASCII is available for download on the i386 and amd64 architectures. ISO images can be used for installation on various ARM and SOC platforms, such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, OrangePi, BananaPi, OLinuXino, Cubieboard, Nokia and Motorola mobile devices, Chromebooks as well as Virtualbox / Vagrant.
During the installation of Devuan GNU Linux 2.0.0 you can select the known desktop environments such as Xfce (default), KDE, MATE, Cinnamon and LXQt. Of course you can use others that are available after installation.
What sets this distribution apart from Debian is that in the Expert Mode of the installation there is a choice between SysVinit and OpenRC as an init system instead of the now established systemd in almost all distributions.
The new version of Devuan (based on Debian Stretch) is available in many versions: net-install, live discs and full installation DVD.
I installed the Devuan and I am very happy with its stability and speed. I use OpenRC and Network manager (instead of wicd). I installed the KDE version due to the size of my screen. KDE DE is known to offer the best HIDPI support.
After the main installation of the system I upgraded to the latest version the applications LibreOffice, Firefox (from debian sid repo), and I added some extras that did not exist and I use them constantly: VLC (does not come pre-installed) Pinta (does not exist in repos), Filezilla , Geany, and a few others. No problem.
I recommend the operating system to those who want to finally leave systemd and have a reliable system.
Let me mention that there is an option to upgrade to a testing (sid) version of Devuan GNU Linux by adding the corresponding repos, but you better stay in the stable version.
There are also images (ISO) for computers with ARM and a separate one set of notes for the use of ARM ISO.
The operating system is not recommended for novice users who have no experience with Debian at all.
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