Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 "ASCII" Operating System Launches for Init Freedom Lovers

Devuan, the open-source GNU/Linux distribution designed to offers users a stable, reliable, and free operating system that doesn’t depend on the systemd init, has been updated to version 2.0.

Continuing project’s tradition to offer users alternatives to systemd and its components, Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 is dubbed “ASCII” and it’s based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series. It comes with a large variety of desktop environments, among which we can mention KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE, and LXQt.

However, Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 ships with Xfce as default desktop environment. Many other desktop environments are available after installation, and Devuan GNU/Linux’s expert install mode lets users choose between the SysVinit and OpenRC init systems instead of systemd.

“In addition, there are options for “Console productivity” with hundreds of CLI and TUI utils, as well as a minimal base system ideal for servers. The minimal-live image provides a full-featur… (read more)

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