PantherX compared to other distributions

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General

PantherX is a GuixSD upstream distribution, with the aim to provide a more complete, lightweight and user friendly computing environment.

GuixSD

  • GuixSD contains no nonfree software but PantherX makes them available, where superior
  • GuixSD relies on GNU Shepherd as init system, so does PantherX
  • no 1.0 release yet

Debian

  • Debian relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd
  • has a fixed release model

Fedora

  • Fedora relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd
  • has a fixed release model

Slackware

  • Slackware uses BSD-style init scripts, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd

Nix

  • Similar design but different codebase, except for Guix daemon
  • Nix uses various languages, and a special DSL for packaging, PantherX uses Guile for everything

Beginner-friendly

Ubuntu

  • is based on Debian with GNOME as default desktop
  • Ubuntu relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd
  • has a fixed release model

Linux Mint

  • is based on Ubuntu with Cinnamon as it's default desktop
  • Linux Mint relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd
  • has a fixed release model

openSUSE

  • openSUSE relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd
  • has a fixed release model

Manjaro

  • is based on Arch with Xfce as it's default desktop
  • openSUSE relies on systemd as init, PantherX uses _GNU Shepherd

See also

PantherX & (unofficial) GuixSD Wiki.

Last update: 2019-10-13 10:07:20 +0000

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