I'm formatting my laptop. It's going to a battle of the distros. First up, Void XFCE
@fatboy What's in the list?
@gianf I want to see how's life without systemd, so I'm thinking Void Linux, Ghost BSD, maybe Artix, maybe Free BSD.
If I fail, and need systemd in my life I'll install Solus Mate or Budgie.
> I'm formatting my laptop. It's going to a battle of the distros. First up, Void XFCE
(Though I *really* liked void and think I'm going to put it on my desktop as soon as I get one)
@codesections @fatboy I really like #void too. There are some issues caused by them using libressl instead of openssl that are a bit of a pain to resolve, but overall it's a pretty damned neat distro.
The only issue if you're coming from something #Arch-based is the massive difference in package availability.
> I really like #void too. There are some issues caused by them using libressl instead of openssl that are a bit of a pain to resolve, but overall it's a pretty damned neat distro.
My main issue with void was the flip side of what I loved about it: basically nothing was set up automagically. So it took me a bit to get wifi/bluetooth/yubikey/audio/etc set up and I never got there for everything. *But* I actually understood what I did get set up.
It's not, really. It's basically the same way I/most users interact with a VPS or digital ocean droplet. The only difference is that it'd be running locally on bare metal instead of in a data center with virtualization. (Which is what gives me a better chance of actually understanding it a bit better)
@codesections @fatboy that's something I appreciated about it too. I did an install from the plain ISO (no DE) so it had just the things you'd need for a completely minimal distribution, and you built up your own system from that. I had a fully functional system with X (with #awesomewm obviously) and / was under 3GB. That's seriously light.
2.3 GB and 299MB of RAM, apparently :) This is before adding things like libreoffice (which is massive by comparison).
Interesting. That RAM usage is a bit higher than I'd have expected, actually. Is #awesomewm a bit more resource intensive than I thought? Or where is the RAM usage coming from?
... er, actually, I'm not sure the best way to measure RAM usage. I tend to use `ps_mem`, which shows my Arch box ~200MB at boot (with ~90MB from StumpWM).
But `free -h` shows an extra ~140MB. Not quite sure where the dependency comes from.
@codesections @fatboy I don't know how neofetch checks memory use actually. But I have some background processes going that eats up RAM. #awesomewm typically uses around 40MB (38.7 on my current system), Xorg is another ~70, keepassxc and nextcloud clients add another ~100MB or so between them, so that right there is just over 200MB.
This is as reported by ps_mem.
I started using keepassxc while I was still on Windows, so I needed the crossplatform support, and after that I've just stuck with it since it's working. I like the idea of #pass though and it should be at the top of my todo list really, but you know, there's always another distro to try or another WM tweak... :P
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