Just navigating around the website and I have more questions than answers… Why in the world does this exist?
EDIT: " TCET Linux offers optimized and streamlined environment. this provides the students to explore the various concepts of Engineering"
There’s no mention of how exactly this is catered towards engineers.
From what I’ve seen so far, it’s just a base arch installation that comes with a few presets: (1) the zen kernel is used by default (2) zsh is used as the default shell (3) development tools like docker, node, python are pre-installed.
They market zstd compression for the initramfs as a feature. But Arch uses zstd compression by default as well. I won’t consider (3) as a feature since installing those packages can be done with a simple shell command.
In conclusion, I’m pretty sure it’s EndeavourOS with a slightly different theme. Maybe they did something with the ISO? Because they seem to have their own custom shell scripts for syncing databases and stuff.
I guess everyone can just create a distro nowadays. There’s nothing wrong with that. It is concurs with the spirit of free and open source.
I stand corrected. I just went through their .zshrc file in their git repo. It is an alias to pacman. Still a partial upgrade though. Not sure if they included those aliases will be included in the actual installation.
Maybe this is a tad too harsh, lol. It’s not completely useless in a technical sense. But I do understand where you’re coming from. They could’ve saved their time and just use a pre-existing distro.
Agree with this. It actually makes sense in this case, at least from a practical stand point. Those guys probably aren’t looking to create and maintain a full-fledged linux distro (they probably don’t have the time and resources for that). They just want to use EOS as a template to create an arch-based distro (that is pre-configured for developement) for their students’ use.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery. I’m glad they find EndeavourOS worthy of copying and imitating.
I really can’t see why anyone would object to what they are doing. They are not harming anyone, and it seems like they have a nice thing going on, so I’m happy for them. Some credit would be nice, but it’s not necessary.
A quick look at their github site ( https://github.com/tcet-opensource ) reveals little similarity to EndeavourOS. Demonkiller has several years of Arch Linux building under his belt and has no need to copy EOS for this type of project. I think any resemblance of style choices and welcome app layout are more coincidental than anything else. I find it funny that some people saw the window manager style and icon set choice and jumped to the conclusion that TCET Linux project “copied” EndeavourOS.