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Houseoftea
Long time nixers
Saw this somewhere else and was curious as to what you guys would answer!

For me it would be exherbo or killx
Those were both weird to use
bsdkeith
Long time nixers
Maybe Ystradol (not sure I've spelt it right), as it was the first distributed Linux, from what I remember.
In the earlier days, live CDs where pretty weird. :) (The first Knoppix.)
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
The cool list:

The weird list:
Houseoftea
Long time nixers
(30-07-2015, 05:50 AM)bsdkeith Wrote: Maybe Ystradol (not sure I've spelt it right), as it was the first distributed Linux, from what I remember.
In the earlier days, live CDs where pretty weird. :) (The first Knoppix.)

I think you meant Yggdrasil ;)

(30-07-2015, 11:34 AM)z3bra Wrote: The cool list:

The weird list:


Oh my god, bebian, my sides
bsdkeith
Long time nixers
Quote:I think you meant Yggdrasil ;)
That's the one.
(I tried searching for the name but didn't find a mention of it.)
:)
venam
Administrators
Nice list z3bra.

I'm gonna try rlsd2 this weekend.
Pockets69
Members
linux bbq, its not really weird but if you want to try thousand of WMs and DEs then that's a distro for you to try out.
what is people obsession over crux? :P
Houseoftea
Long time nixers
Linux BBQ is really cool, I stole their homepage css for my old startpage and I used the no x release for awhile!
vypr
Long time nixers
(06-08-2015, 08:23 PM)Houseoftea Wrote: -css-

It's okay, they used BOOTSTRA.386.
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buddhist ~ esperantisto ~ communist
Pockets69
Members
(06-08-2015, 08:23 PM)Houseoftea Wrote: Linux BBQ is really cool, I stole their homepage css for my old startpage and I used the no x release for awhile!

the layout is pretty awesome, loved it the first time i saw it :)
what is people obsession over crux? :P
dkeg
Members
linuxbbq rules!

I'm biased though.
work hard, complain less
Houseoftea
Long time nixers
(08-08-2015, 08:54 AM)dkeg Wrote: linuxbbq rules!

I'm biased though.

Just a little ;)
neeasade
Grey Hair Nixers
didn't see this one here

https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/
venam
Administrators
Those two are a bit strange but probably not the strangest.

Suicide Linux
RLSD

EDIT: GoboLinux is also strange as it uses a completely different approach.
jkl
Long time nixers
When I still used Linux (some time in the 90s), there was a distribution named WinLinux, probably the first distribution of Linux which came with a Windows installer. Other than that, it was a pretty normal KDE desktop system IIRC.
mrtn
Members
For me it would be RedStar OS. The North Korean Linux Distro... The strangest thing, at least for me, was that they took something that kinda stands for freedom and twisted it in a way, that it works as an instrument for oppression...
xero
Long time nixers
(30-07-2015, 11:34 AM)z3bra Wrote: biebian

reminds me of hannah montana linux
josuah
Long time nixers
The weirdest distro I ever saw is definetely Ubuntu. :-P

[EDIT] Sorry, this looks like flaming. Ubuntu is all right for many of my peers, and I'm ok with it.

(21-03-2017, 04:40 AM)mrtn Wrote: For me it would be RedStar OS. The North Korean Linux Distro... The strangest thing, at least for me, was that they took something that kinda stands for freedom and twisted it in a way, that it works as an instrument for oppression...

Very sad way to run linux. But then you also distribute to people a way to escape from control and censorship, so I guess they did a lot to prevent this.
venam
Administrators
Last update is from 2017, this got to change!
To make the discussion more interesting, bump with any distribution that caught your attention, something you find innovative, niche, or out of the usual.

I'll add EasyOS to the list. It's got everything containerized, using its own custom container tech. The user runs as root. The package manager keeps an audit trail. It runs on a layered filesystem where the lowest is read-only and can be pluggable/upgradable/swapped.

Another impressive work is Talking Arch. It's Arch Linux but made in an accessible way for visually impaired persons. It's impressive the amount of work that went into the audio tutorials. Obviously, there are more "friendly" distros for visually impaired persons.
jkl
Long time nixers
My first weird Linux was WinLinux, a late-90s distribution which came with a starter .exe for Windows, so I could reboot into Linux from my Windows desktop. I don’t really know much else about it, I had not spent much time with it.

Also, Gentoo. It still WTFs me.
Ramiferous
Nixers
Linux:
Oasis

So far I've only used Oasis in a VM but I plan on installing it on an old laptop (once I repair it). While I wouldn't call it strange I think it's pretty unique and I'm drawn to it for it's incredibly sane defaults. It is the kind of operating system I'd write if I was ever to use LFS.

Unix (illumos):
Tribblix

Tribblix was a nice experience and I used it for a little while. It is a very clean operating system, but I've settled with NetBSD for my main OS for obvious compatibility reasons.

Unix (Plan9):
Jehanne

I love (the idea of) Plan 9. I've never really explored it properly. However I stumbled across Jehanne a while back, which is a fork of 9front for heretics. Anyway, it looks interesting.

Neither:
SculptOS

I've been messing around with the OS in a VM for a while now and I must say, it is a very interesting OS. I plan on using SculptOS on an MNT Reform but still saving the pennies to buy one. This operating system is unlike anything I've ever used before. For me it's just a OS nerd's playground.