Alright? I hope you all are still happy in your self- or gov’mtl-inflicted isolationist camps and use the days of your locked away-ness productively by downloading and installing as many Linuxes as you can get your fingers on. Orca’s for sure trying to do her part as well and looked at a new contender in her favourite field of ArchLinux derivatives:
That screen on SourceForge tells us already all we gotta know about Hackman: Calamares installer (our fave, mmmm), XFCE DE, Pamac, Trizen AUR, plenty apps and shell script nobody really needs out of the box. That thing is complete!
Whoa, you noticed it too? Kernel is 5.5.2 😮 I installed Hackman, like, 2 or 3 days ago and did the update. You saw me doing it, right? So wtf aren’t we on 5.5.9 yet?
… Ok, I just checked again, it’s on 5.5.9 now. Pheew! 😉
But now …
Honored developers and maintainers of Linux distributions:
Why you doing that? I thought you’re the upper crust of the Linux community? The wise ones. The ones with integrity and a sound moral backbone. And stuff like Chrome(ium) and Google is, like, totally counterproductive to the GNU/Linux FOSS approach. If any user wants Chrome on their individual machine, they’re welcome. But issue Chromium as standard and sole method of internet browsing, and searching with Google instead of DuckDuckGo or Startpage is simply unacceptable!
Be independent! Be proud! Be Linux!
… and fix the clock issue ffs!
What else am I missing? Ah, yes, the conclusion:
Apart from the time issues and the bad slipup with Chromium and Google – all of which is easily fixable, even without advanced geekery – I’m slowly beginning to ask myself how many more Arch derivatives do we need? Particularly of the sort that comes with only one desktop variant. It’s all becoming redundant now, and just add to the clutter and the white noise.
I mean I get it, yes, Calamares makes shit easy and you can offer a relatively pure Arch experience or various degrees of forked-offiness. But did any of you ever take a look at Namib? Easy peasy, still 100% Arch compatible, and comes with more desktops than you can shake a stick at. Best Linux distro ever! Why would I install Hackman when Namib and Archman have their own, probably better, XFCE versions?
And now since frederic2ec went AWOL, Namib’s up for grabs I guess. Why not take the perfect and make it perfecterer? Name it Sahara, Gobi or Mojave if you fancy. Orca would be back on your Namib spin soooo friggn fast! Or take Archman and de-Turk it and make it a bit easier to access, or or or. Or even try to punch some cleverness into Manjaro if you feel up to it. But please stop re-inventing the wheel and come up with lesser versions of the original!
Anyhoo, if you a fan of Xfce, please, by all means, go ahead and install Hackman Linux. It’s surely good.
PS: I just stumbled onto a fellow SL blogger’s blog where she announced that she wouldn’t post much because of the COVID-19 house-arrest. Ugh. I was like whaaa…? How else is she gonna spend the time-out, if not with blogging and SL-ing? Riddel me that, hun!
Anyhoo, I’m just waiting for the car electrician to take me to my van and repair it. See, we’re also isolated since a couple days. If for an entirely different reason. 😉