Today we are going to be talking about some of the weirdest Linux Distros. But what makes them weird? Without further ado, let’s get to it.
Don’t get me wrong, I know what you’re thinking. Who would’ve thought an operating system can be coined after the word ‘seduction’? Debian-based distro surely has the knack of naming their titles in the catchiest way possible. Like any other OS, it is a desktop-oriented theme operating system together yet with live-medium based for a particular ‘unstable’ branch of Debian GNU/Linux. It offers a great number of separate live media with an array of desktop environments. If you’re interested in installing this Linux distro, you can do so by using third-party software, like Rufus USB.
It also has been an active user community fostering collaborative relationships from the developer, releasing the newest version every now and then to satisfy each other computing needs. Its objective is to deliver a fast-pace and cutting-edge distribution whilst beneficial for productive tasks, widening the test base for the ‘Debian unstable’ branch, without moving the opposite way from Debian if attainable. Siduction abides by core values of DFSG as it focused on Debian Social Contract and working upstream in every possible way at the same time. Its newest version brought by a team of developers with a variety of flavors; noX, Xorg, Lxde, MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon, Gnome, LXQT, and KDE. It has an enhanced customized patched design of the Linux-kernel 4.16.8, together with X-server 1.19.6-1 and an installer based on Calamares accompanied by systemd 238.4.
Again, another catchy title with a unique twist, don’t get confused DietPi as a weight-loss program though. I can guarantee you that it is also a Debian-based Linux distro, developed for the sole purpose of running single-board computers such as Odroid, Orange Pi, and Raspberry Pi. It also produces builds for 64x 86 personal computers and online machines. DietPi is very convenient to set it up as it uses a dialog-like set-up wizard that runs with numerous menu-driven configuration tools that can work from a terminal. Fully accessing all Debian/Raspian packages with a minimal installation that is designed for DIY pet projects.If you have Win32 Disk Imager installed, you can use it forcreating a bootable USBforDietPi.
Now, as to why it is titled DietPi. Les Pounder founder of the said distribution, in the attempt of a wittier note, focused on a lightweight, server-oriented distro that highlights initial small installation of 2gb size in order to meet the needs through a neat menu system. It is the lightest Debian-based distro out there whilst remaining with amazing features that cater to heavy system administrators. DietPi showcases on a maximum minimalistic design where you can set-up your Wifi, configure the Bluetooth, and l2C for any sensors and device in a normal Raspbian server. If you want to conveniently deploy a server just to try a new experience as a Pi user, DietPi is a perfect option. All I can say if you need a lightweight and simply different Debian-based distro that suits your lifestyle. That choice is yours, I believe there’s always a perfect match for your Debian distribution as a Linux enthusiast.