I have been interested in NuTyX for several years, because it is based on Linux From Scratch. At the same time, I was hesitant to install it. Why? Because it's based on Linux From Scratch. :)
I recently decided to dive in and install it. I wish I had done it long before now! Many distros claim to use the KISS principle; however, NuTyX truly does. From the simplicity of the installation to its package manager, NuTyX delivers the KISS principle in all aspects!
The system is a joy to use. Available in both Fixed and Rolling models, I chose the Rolling version. Though based in France (which is where packages/updates are mirrored from), installation of binary packages and updates are incredibly fast despite the fact that I reside in the US.
Their documentation is very well written and gives step-by-step instructions on every aspect of the system...from installation to building packages from source (if needed). They do have a large number of binary packages available that will serve most users well though.
Many thanks to the developer for giving this system to the world (and for making it systemd-free). I can only imagine all that went into it by using LFS as a base. It's a joy to use, and I wish I had tried this system long before now and encourage those interested to give it a try!
Simple, fast, and pretty complete. The average user would hardly ever find a package missing, and when she/he does there is a way to compile it from upstream.
It is very robust and stable, one can hardly believe this system would freeze or crash. That may be an advantage for a small server too.
Not too many distros deviate from the temptation to use systemd, and this one is one of the best I have seen. An intermidiate user will have it installed and ready to go to work in 15-20'. I had a functional desktop environment and basic tools ready and the size was 2GB of disk space while Ram was a bit over a hundred MB. So old computers (32bit too) this is your alternative to antix.
Nutyx is a good product, better step by step. There is a reasonable number of packages and the possibility of working with 'ports' to build or modify software. The package manager ('cards', fork of the CRUX-Linux pkgutils and prt-get tools) is user friendly and very very fast. The init system is "NO Systemd" (thank you, developers!!) but the traditional SystemV (not happy for this: the BSD style is my favourite ...).
Try this distro! Honest and actively developed.
Version: 9.1 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-12-11 Votes: 9
A very good O.S. Easy and simple as I like. Fast instalation. Need more pkgs, but I see a good future for this distro. Its gettin better. It´s really fast. I replaced Arch for NuTyX at my secondary PC.
Version: 9.1 Rating: 8 Date: 2017-09-24 Votes: 11
A good distro, and a good package manager. Interesting for everyone, especially if you are from CRUX Gnu/Linux. You have both binaries and ports for building your own software.
May the distro have a good future.
Version: 9.0 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-04-08 Votes: 6
Just one of the best indie linux distribution. Only downside ? Not a lot of software for it :(
That's good distro because simple and no complicated for veteran in Linux world.
I have a few comment about this distro.
- Lightweight Linux distribution ever I tried
- More customization (I like it!)
- Fastest download any packages
- Really stable
- Less bandwidth when installation desktop environment
- Too much old packages
- Doesn't support a new printer driver (like lsb-release, system-config-printer, detection usb printer into cups doesn't work too!)
- Less documentation about this distro, I recommend this distro more faster build documentation
I hope this distro keep update a packages, overall that's good enough