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Hooray! Just the alliance we need to effectively counter-balance China, ourselves and our allies.


I’ve started using it in new installs, FUD be damned. Looking forward to the benefits.

and I’m so deep in the alphabet soup of IT, I just use IPA for new acronyms, so I say /bəˈtrəfs/.


Sorry, I have to correct myself:

I have 2 laptops and I used Manjaro with LXDE on the stronger one. I wanted to be ready to collaborate on any open source project and be able install all the required tools, so I went for the Arch-based thing I was most familiar with.

But void and Manjaro work so similarly for me that it’s easy for me to forget.


I use it on my laptop too and have used on a desktop comp for a while. I’ve only done it with i3 or lxde as the desktop environment, so don’t know if it has all the ease-of-use features of Xfce, Gnome or KDE work, but it’s worked great for me. I want to keep Xfce Manjaro on my strongest computer, for the widest range of installable programs and things that just work - the bloat is still less and the design better than say Windows or Ubuntu, but for every other computer Void is now my favourite. Xbps does have a wide of software. It works well like another pacman. My void computers boot fast, faster than my strong computer. I worry less that it will one day have a boot error. Runit has a nice clean comandline interface for managing services like systemd and hasn’t fumbled a daemon yet. It makes me wonder what trouble systemd is saving me. Though I usually leave the daemons alone either way. For community and docs, I don’t know so much. I have used the wiki, which worked for me. Just checking now I see they’ve deprecated it in favour of other docs they’re offering. Luke Smith on Youtube got me into void. He has a good intro to xpbs. I haven’t yet had it stop booting because of an update that requires me to reconfigure stuff. TLDR: yes, it’s fast and beatiful and at least pretty stable and useful