What is your daily driver system of choice?

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#1 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-28 17:36 🌎 mellow

I'll start;
Void linux i686
Toughbook cf-19 mk1 1.06ghz core 2 duo
4gb ram

#2 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-29 16:45 🌎 mellow

Void linux is a nice lightweight distro. I use it too. I've tried all sort of minimalist linux distros and bsd flavours but at the end i just stick with my void. I've been even thinking about starting my own distro but it's too much effort i guess.

This is my neofetch output:
OS: Void Linux x86_64
WM: dwm
Terminal: st
Font: Terminus 10
Shell: oksh
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics (16) @ 4.300GHz
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon RX 580
Memory: 64175MiB

One might say that it's an overkill but it's not if you consider running buch of virtual machines, compiling stuff and even gaming.
I've got a spare thinkpad t420 for travel purposes but i haven't touched it in months. i have void on it too and i am pretty confident it won't break after updating.

Otherwise i run openbsd and alpine on most of my servers/vms.

#3 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-30 20:58 🌎 mellow

Good to hear from another void user. One of these days though I do wanna switch to slackware as I heard that could optimize it like 2x more

#4 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-30 22:47 🌎 mellow

>heard that could optimize it like 2x more
you mean optimization for speed or for resources (by not including certain uselfags for packages)?
this differs among various programs
you should be cautious that minimalist doesn't always mean fast and compiling will just slow down your update time (especially for browsers, gcc, llvm etc)

I used gentoo for almost two years and comparing it to my current void setup where i don't compile packages from source (besides suckless software and kernel) so i use them with all default useflags included, the performance and resource usage is more or less the same. well my void setup boots faster because i use runit instead of openrc that i used on my previous gentoo setup.

i mentioned in my post above alpine linux which for example uses busybox coreutils, ash and musl as libc. those things are much more minimalist and better resource optimized but on the other hand the execution time is longer/slower since it's not made for speed

#5 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-31 12:01 🌎 mellow

technically ubuntu, but its modified beyond recognition

#6 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-01-31 20:58 🌎 mellow

Thinkpad T480 , 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD, i7
Slackware x64 current

#7 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-02-03 12:13 🌎 mellow

Mid-2007 iMac running OS X 10.9.5

I have a newer one on latest OS and a Windows PC but this is my comfy one that does everything I need no problem

#8 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2022-02-23 04:10 🌎 mellow

ryzen 5 1600, gtx 1070, 8gb ddr4
230gb ssd + 1tb hdd
slackware64 15.0 stable

would have chosen things differently today but its served me good up until now
been meaning to try out NetBSD once i get my laptop put back together

>>1 if its a core 2 why dont you use amd64? or did you mean just 'core duo'

>>2 what's the appeal of a tiling wm for desktop?

>>6 also nice


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