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I'm formatting my laptop. It's going to a battle of the distros. First up, Void XFCE

@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.

@fatboy

> I'm formatting my laptop. It's going to a battle of the distros. First up, Void XFCE

I just went through this process earlier in the week. I also started with but, much to my surprise, seem to have landed on

(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 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 -based is the massive difference in package availability.

@kungtotte @fatboy

> I really like 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.

@kungtotte @fatboy

I'm daydreaming about putting on a computer I access exclusively via SSH and running it without X, wifi, bluetooth, audio drivers ...

I might end up with a computer that I can *actually* understand.

@GLove @kungtotte @fatboy

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 @kungtotte - You underestimate the full geekness of your post. Terminal is the place to be. Lynx & Gopher will never die!

Everyone should convert their site to gopher. Keep the magic alive...
https://sdf.org/?tutorials/gopher

@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 obviously) and / was under 3GB. That's seriously light.

@kungtotte @fatboy

> I had a fully functional system with X (with obviously) and / was under 3GB.

3GB of disk usage or RAM?

@codesections @fatboy fosstodon.org/web/statuses/101

2.3 GB and 299MB of RAM, apparently :) This is before adding things like libreoffice (which is massive by comparison).

@kungtotte @fatboy

Interesting. That RAM usage is a bit higher than I'd have expected, actually. Is 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. 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.

@kungtotte @fatboy

Aha, it was the nextcloud and keepassxc clients I wasn't counting on---the rest was about what I was expecting.

( doesn't need a running client and gives just as easy access to my passwords as keepassxc does. :D)

@codesections @fatboy moving from keepassxc to pass is another one of them "when I have time" things :)

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 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

@codesections @fatboy tried to get it set up now but it's crapping out on syncing the remote to the Android app, and I can't be bothered fixing the issue right now.

I really need it to sync to my phone, otherwise it's no good.

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