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Void Linux: Creating Binary Packages Using xbps-src

The primary reason I wanted to try Void Linux was for its build system, xbps-src, a complement to Void's binary package management system, XBPS. It can be used to build and install source packages from Void's Github repository or to build...


Void Linux 20171007 Review Supplement: Required Fixes and Enhancements

Void Linux, a distribution suitable for experienced Linux users, requires a lot of work to configure after installation -- at least this is the case if the Enlightenment Live ISO is used for installation. Even the most basic software needs to be installed by the user. Additionally, an optional, non-free repository must be enabled to install non-free...


Void Linux 20171007 Review Supplement: Installation

Void Linux can be installed by chrooting from an existing Linux installation or using one of the live ISOs featuring a popular desktop environment, available in editions for versions of the distribuion that are developed using the Musl C Standard Library or Glibc, the GNU C Standard Library. The live ISO's include the void...


Deepin 15.4 Review Supplement:Installation Screenshots

The Deepin Linux project has just released version 15.4 of their OS. From what I have seen around the internet, it looks very good. See the review of the installed system.

openSUSE Tumbleweed (Snapshot 20161204) Nvidia Hybrid Graphics

Although openSUSE is an excellent distribution in its core design, the project's adherence to certain FOSS principles prevent it from installing proprietary packages by default. This includes packages necessary to enable the proprietary Nvidia drivers through the Nvidia kernel modules. This limitation includes the Nvidia drivers specifically used...


Booting Arch and Arch Based Distributions with another Distribution's GRUB

Arch implements the loading of Intel processor microcode updates at boot differently from other distributions. While other distributions include the microcode into the initramfs (the replacement of the initrd) image, Arch leaves this as a separate image, which is loaded by Arch's GRUB at the same time as the initramfs...


openSUSE Leap 42.1 Review Supplement