Can you share more about Voidlinux? Have you used it for very long?

It looks to me like it is very new (as Linux distros go). It’s refreshing to see a new flavour of Linux that isn’t based on Ubuntu. Does it make use of any specific package handler (like Apt or Pacman)?

If I were give Voidlinux a try, how difficult would it be for me to add the Trinity desktop environment to it?


Just read a pretty good review on Void over at DistroWatch… I’m very tempted to give it a try. If I could install TDE on it, then I would probably not be able to resist trying it. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I am using it for three years without any major issues

Void is independent linux distribution which use own package manager called xbps.
Working on aarch64, armv6, armv7, i686 and x86_64.

Trinity desktop isn’t in repos, but of course you can try install it from source, maybe with void’s tool for that xbps-src. I never tried on Void or any other distro…

Void is very lightweight and fast. Use runit as init system insted of systemD and you can choose glibc or musl libraries…

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Yes, the distro I currently use, Devuan, doesn’t use systemD but rather sysvinit. Actually, I’m using Exe GNU/Linux, which is Devuan with the Trinity desktop environment. Works much better on my Aspire One netbook, I think, without systemD.

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Never heard about Exe linux or Trinity desktop environment.
Exe and TDE
I will take a look…

I’ve been researching Void a little bit. It reminds me very much of the early days of ArchLinux. I want to give it a try and see how well it runs on my netbooks. I’m going to bet that it will be very responsive.

I am using it on multiple computers and also on old Thinkpad T420…
Even my mom`s old computer working well, she never has any complains. (Her first linux)
I will install also on Raspberry Pi 4b 8GB next week…

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I have a strong interest in Void Linux.
However, I installed it to try it out, but stopped using it. The reason is the extreme lack of documentation.
It will be a good distribution if that is improved.