Spiral Linux is intriguing

Hi there @GolDNenex , yeah that’s normal, I’m not sure why it doesn’t work. However you can run it from a terminal with pkexec calamares to see the output, or even pkexec calamares -d for the full debug output.

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Heard about Debian 12 from a friend. Was intrigued at fist until it wasn’t able to read the DVD/CD rom. Well that just invites looking for the missing bits to maybe find the suggestion found didn’t do anything, try another, another to the end thinking now how well my new install will be.

Manjaro, every major new release pooched something so much so it was a rebuild.

I really liked EOS, but samba share is important to me and I could never get it to work on EOS - it has to be KDE for me. So, that ended my EOS.

Same friend who told me about Debian 12 also said MX Linux is good on older hardware. It’s been nothing but great…except they came out with 23.1 and it had better performance. That started to put an end to distro hopping for me, maybe give EOS a spin again to see if samba set up is possible…when I’m for a challenge again. MX is just working without fudging the hell out of it.

So, why would I still look at the EOS forum? Still get the emails and I did like EOS…it looked and worked fantastic on my old 2008 Mac that gave me second wind to keep using it. But the samba thing got me a bit sour…haven’t given up on EOS…but the developed use of Arch is starting to fade.

I’ve run MX Linux in the past and was also pretty impressed with it. Debian 12 was the first time I’ve installed vanilla Debian to an Intel PC in a very, very…very long time. I’ve put Debian on ARM SBCs (like the Pine 64) but, it’s been a while since I’ve put it on a regular PC. Compared to my memory, it was pretty effortless and it’s really matured since the last time I messed with it.

I did notice that Spiral Linux is giving me btrfs by default. I didn’t see an option to pick any other file system. Did I miss it, or is that by design?

By design, Spiral use only btrfs because it add snapshots on the boot entries (and made automatic snapshots when updating)

This is a fundamental problem with Linux that I’ve posted about before on Linux forums but the Linux community will never acknowledge it.

Linux lacks stable binary API compatibilty, which means an app only runs on the exact libraries it was compiled against, hence we have different repos for each distro and rolling vs stable etc.

compare that to Windows/Mac, where you have one binary and it runs on any version of the OS. If it needs certain dlls etc it will be downloaded. Linux has nothing like this.

:point_up: I’m not sure, but maybe the fact that this is completely false is part of the reason “the Linux community will never acknowledge it.” :eyes:


These are called choices its one of the founding principles Linux is built on.

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Just in case someone wanna try there is a new updated Spiral ISO

Even switching from stable to testing when I try it was better than using Spaky linux that is based on testing, “Spiral testing” was more stable, especially if you like music I found Spiral output sound better.