Debian 9 Without Systemd: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 Released By “Veteran Unix Admins”


Back in late 2014, a team of “Veteran Unix Admins” announced their plans to release a systemd-free fork of Debian GNU+Linux; it was named Devuan. In mid-2017, the first Devuan 1.0 release arrived. Following the same, Devuan 2.0 has just been shipped by the developers as a stable release to provide an alternative to systemd and its components.

“The expert install mode now offers a choice of either SysVinit or OpenRC as init system,” Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 release notes states.

The users of different architectures, including i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64, can download the new release in the form of installers, live CDs, and VM images.

It’s also available for various ARM platforms like Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, BeagleBone, BananaPi, Chromebooks, smartphones, and more.

Rebased on Debian 9 “Stretch,” Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 distro also offers different desktop environments to suite your needs and preference. You can choose from KDE, MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon, and LXQt. You’re free to install other desktops after the installations, obviously. The minimal-live image offers a console-based system as well.

After this release, the developers are now shifting their focus on Devuan 3.0 release, codenamed Beowulf.

You can find all the details, download links, and release notes of Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 on this page

Also Read: Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.17, Plans To Ship v5.0 After v4.20
Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

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