Devuan GNU-Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution. The primary goal of the project is to provide a variant of Debian without its complexities and dependencies systemd, an init system and services administrator originally developed by Red Hat and was later adopted by most Linux distributions.
Mark Hindley today announced the release of Devuan GNU-Linux 3.0.0, codenamed "Boewulf". As mentioned above the Devuan distribution is based on Debian but uses the alternative init software instead of systemd (SysV, OpenRC or runit).
This version of the Devuan distribution is based on Debian 10:
"Its developers Devuan are pleased to announce the release of Devuan 'Beowulf' 3.0.0 as the new steady release of the project. It is the result of many months of hard work by the team and detailed trials by the wider Devuan community.
What's new in Beowulf 3.0.0?
It is based on Debian Buster (10.4) with Linux 4.19 kernel, support for ppc64el in addition to existing i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 architectures. Brings runit as an option instead of / sbin / init, openrc an optional alternative to sysv-rc and runlevel control. It has autonomous daemons of eudev and elogind to replace the aspects of the monolithic systemd.
Along with all of the above brings a new startup theme, screen management and desktop. ”
Devuan 3.0.0 is available as live ISO ("Minimal" or "Desktop" with Xfce) or installation ISO ("Desktop", "Server" and "Netinstall"). Here you can find the download links for architecture x86_64: