The Devuan community has announced the release of Devuan 3.0.0 with code name Beowulf. It is a stable update from the GNU/Linux distribution project, which strives to make GNU/Linux free from the sin of systemd.

Devuan 3.0.0 Preview

Devuan 3.0.0 release is created with Debian Buster foundation, and it includes all updates from Buster, as of Debian 10.4. This release is a result of hard work and commitment put by the Devuan team members and the testing effort by the wider community members.

Citing from the official release announcement, the main highlights of Devuan 3.0.0 includes,

  • Based on Debian Buster (10.4) with Linux kernel 4.19
  • Support for ppc64el in addition to the existing i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 architectures
  • runit optional alternative /sbin/init
  • openrc optional alternative to sysv-rc service and runlevel control
  • Standalone daemons eudev and elogind to replace aspects of monolithic systemd
  • New boot, display manager and desktop theming

Devuan 3.0.0 Beowulf screenshots

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