“What kind of computer do I need to be able to run PCLinuxOS?
Any Intel, AMD or VIA processor.”
Sigh, upon recommendation, I took a look at PCLinuxOS, a distro that uses APT. It has a lot to recommend: a decent repository, a decade under its belt, a choice of desktop environments and no systemd… What could go wrong? No port to ARM, yet. Shucks. They even inform the reader that with PCLinuxOS, one can do everything one can do with “that other OS”. I thought I had a winner. I can live with Intel/AMD, but I will really be free when I can leave both sides of Wintel behind. It’s too bad that folks claim any Intel/AMD/VIA processor works when those guys also ship ARMed devices. Debian supports ARM very well and has done for ages.
PCLinuxOS even does a minimal installation more or less the way I like with most software installation after the first boot but they are not going the way I intend to move sooner rather than later, to ARM. I guess Debian has spoiled me for any other distro. It’s just hard to beat someone with that kind of depth and experience.
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