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Re: why??why?why??

On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:37:26 -0800 Jimmy Johnson <jimmyjhn@xxxxxxxxx>

> On 03/10/2017 12:46 PM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:20:32 -0500 Henning <henning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >> Why don't you just custom install to meet your needs?
> >
> >  I did just that  With Wheezy, 5 years ago.  And I got the system I
> > wanted.  But it's not a "forever" solution.  Wheezy support will
> > cease when Stretch becomes Stable.  And along with it support for
> > applications like browsers, too.  Chrome development and support
> > ended last year.  Read Firefox will do the same this year or next.
> > Don't remember exactly.
> >
> > Nothing is forever.  And I'm looking for a replacement that fits my
> > requirements.
> I replaced Wheezy with Ubuntu 14.04, the first thing I do is $'sudo 
> passwd root' after that I feel right at home and can install all the 
> software that I use in both Wheezy and Jessie and the theme's too. I
> see no difference in stability. The 14.04 mini.iso is the way to
> start and get the base package and build from there. I build all my
> systems from the base install including this one.

Never cared at all for Ubuntu from the very first time I did a test
install 10+ years ago?  Never understood why it's so popular.  Still
don't. Enough said.

I abandoned the desktop environment a half-dozen years ago in favor of
just a window manager and a single panel with menus, etc.  KISS  Right
now I'm looking at Debian-based distros -- AntiX and MX-Linux, a couple
others -- as well as a couple non-Debian ones, while avoiding rolling
releases.  Unfortunately, the more I look, the more it looks like I'm
going to have to go with a Basic Install of Stretch, de-systemd it,
replace with another init, etc.  A lot of work, but that's how it goes.

Thanks for your suggestions.