Serpent (Linux) - A new distribution in development from Ikey Doherty (Solus)

Here’s the about page:

Personally I’m interested to see the outcome. Ikey’s a talented guy. As an earlier Pardus user, I enjoyed Solus when I tried it briefly.

If only all the Linux people would work together instead of having each their own personal distro :roll_eyes:


Good day,

Or even some would head to Haiku… :thinking:


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Some people use it as a resume highlight. Being able to claim your the Lead Dev of a Linux distro gives people a certain impression.

While it’s true that most Ubuntu derivatives are just a different package set and custom theme… most people glancing through a resume or reading a byline on a website dont realize that.

I don’t think that’s the issue with Ikey, but I know a few people who did something like this when they were looking for a job, and then abandoned the project a few years later when they got a job they were happy with.

It is much easier to package up other people’s work than to make your own OS like Haiku. With that said the big distributions like Ubuntu have done a lot of good work, and I give the Elementary OS people some credit because they wrote a lot of their own programs. Arch Linux is also very good I think and their wiki is top notch.

Unfortunately a Linux distro will never have the cohesiveness that Haiku has for a desktop system. Linux will likely be around for a very long time as an excellent server OS but I think eventually Haiku could fill the niche as a nice open source desktop system for developing Linux server software (either with ported software or Docker or both, that is what I do on macOS right now.) Yes, there is still some way to go, but it is definitely doable.

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