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Reply to TLG: The Half-Great, Half-Garbage Idea For Windows To Become Linux-based.

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 This video is a direct response to "Will Microsoft turn Windows 10 into a yet another Linux Distro?" by TLG. As developers of distributions, and with knowledge of the modern day computer users, we really had to speak on this video. Well, basically, the question posed is "should Microsoft actually make Windows a Linux distro?" This is actually a very hard question as there are two correct answers: Microsoft making Windows a Linux system is the WORST idea imaginable, and Microsoft making Windows a Linux system is the BEST idea imaginable. While it might seem counter-productive to think that the best idea is also the worst idea, there are reasons as to why, and it is really dependent on what users you go after. People who want software, and those who need web-applications. I know, web-applications are the worst things ever designed, but the fact of the matter is that they will take over. We aren't the only people to know that desktops and probably most forms of

Arisblu 1.0 Territ Release Plans

I want to make this clear, Arisblu 1.0 Territ was NOT supposed to be a feature rich release, and for good reason. This blog post is to explain: Version naming, features of Territ, and the goals of Arisblu 2.0 Paky. Since I am in school, and not many people are helping with the project (thank you to those who are), there is a lot of work left on Territ which will be nowhere close to the builds of future editions. Territ will have 2 point releases after 1.0. Let's explain how Arisblu is being built, and why this is extraordinarily difficult. Arisblu's Building Difficulties. The Magic Numbers of 72 and 30 Arisblu is one of three operating systems, the other two are Arisred and Arisblack. The total ISO count  of all three is 75, and that is not taking into account the newer desktop environments whom will be joining the Aris* (a.k.a. ArisAnywhere) on official support. We even have an equation to solve how many ISOs we will have to make for a given version of the OS.  BASE_COUNT ( OF

Arisblu Browser Managager WILL include Edge

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 How the ABM Works I want to get through how the Arisblu Browser Manager (ABM) works, and later why it will include Edge as one of the "core" options. The application has the core browsers, which is a small list of browsers, and the alternative browsers, which there are many. There are a total of 40-ish browsers planned to be added, only five will be in the core group. That five includes: Dot (which is the default), Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, and Edge. All other browsers are put in an area known as "alternatives", which are set into their respective bases (Firefox, Chrome (which I know it is Chromium, but I hope the branding of Chrome helps newer users), and Other). All browsers will be available for Linux, but there is a possibility of adding support for other browsers through WINE through a "non-native" section. So, Why Edge? There are five reasons Edge is one of the core browsers, familiarity, functionality, branding, intrigue, and most importantly visib

How We Will Manage Community Editions

 Community Editions are remixes of the Arisblu system with different desktops, like an Ubuntu flavor/remix like Ubuntu Cinnamon or Kubuntu. Since we already have 216 ISO files to manage, we will not be adding desktops ourselves. We will be providing tools for any community editions. However there are rules, and a lot stricter than on other systems. CEs Must not Change Functionality We aren't talking the difference between Ubuntu Studio and plain Ubuntu, more like if Pop!_OS or Linux Mint applied to be flavors of Ubuntu. You can add custom tools, change tools, but backends, due to the nature of the several ISOs making a single system, and the goal of unification, removing or changing things that change a backend component (including using upgraded libraries) are a no-no. Just too much to worry about. If it doesn't feel too different from a plain Arisblu system, and everything works, you can be a CE. CEs Have to Make All 6 ISO's Yes, you will have to make 6 ISO files. Luckily

5 Standard Pieces of Linux Software Concepts that NEED to Eithier Be Exterminated or Re-Imagined

     We here at Fivnex are building what we do because we finally broke when shit just didn't work. Linux has many pros and cons, and even though we much prefer Linux to Windows or MacOS, it's just about time for us to speak. In it's current state, Linux systems are both the most powerful, and worst operating systems on the market. Now sure, Windows 10 and MacOS have issues, but we didn't have to be like this. Linux screwed itself over, which is why we are here.        Fivnex has 5 complaints for the overall Linux community to share and understand. These are the issues we see plaguing the community, and while you can feel free to disagree, these are issues we have as Linux lovers, and our friends have as Windows and MacOS users. These are real issues killing the growth of Linux, and we will give you why, and what to do. We kept it to 5 because I got lazy. GUI-Based Package Management Systems (A.K.A. Software Stores/Centers)      Oh howdy the first real issue we mention

The Complex Way To Lazily Let Us Build ISO Files:

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  There are many ways distos make ISO's and other images, and often they have a set of build scripts with some small configurations, and whole ISO builder for each build. Us? No. We have what is called ArisGlobalBuilder and ArisInfiniBuilder. The image above depicts a simplified version of AGB (ArisGlobalBuilder). The AGB setup is designed for one main purpose: Build everything the same way.  How Does AGB work? AGB functions with three main scripts: Arisblack, Arisblu, and Arisred. Each has their setups. While Arisblu and Arisred are well known and are the main focus, Arisblack is a new project with very little information shared. Arisblack will be an attempt to build a super micro system, going as far as having the most important commands and a very minimalist  shell. The system will be set to standards, but have next-to-nothing in terms of software, options, and even slightly useless items. Arisblack has the general core utils, a generic shell, GNU Make (so you can actually insta

Five Reasons Why We Finally Switched Away From Ubuntu as Our Base.

1. Snaps Snap packages are some of the worst creations in terms of security, trust, and privacy. While we will keep it blocked, you can and will be easily allowed to install Snap. OptinSnap is a tool that removes, disables, and enables Snap installation from APT in a single command, so feel free to use that on other systems. Our main issue with using Ubuntu is the face we need to remove Snap and make our own fork of an application store. That was generally not an option for us, and by us I mean me and Trevor (the only other contributor to the project at this time. We cannot, and will not, support Snaps on our own will. If Canonical or some other developer want's to put Snaps on Arisblu, that is up to the developers. Let it be clear, we do not hate Snaps, we loathe them. The package management system Canonical has created, in the words of Kai, the lead developer - whom is also writing this article: "Snap packages insult the very foundations Canonical builds itself upon, and of

How To Make a Linux Distro.

 Step 1: Don't. We don't fucking need it. My name is Kai Lyons, and I make a Linux distro. Why should I and you should not? Simple, I have passion and standards. You looked for a tutorial. While no, in programming, looking for a tutorial is not ALWAYS an indicator of your passion, but for this case... it can be. If you are an upcoming distro maker, what is the goal of the project? If it is yet another "slap a desktop and four wallpapers on Ubuntu and call it its own thing" then please fuck right off. We don't need yet another thing like that. Why such harsh language? You make distros that put actual passion, time, effort, and understanding have to fight with low-effort garbage.  Now, let's say for arguments say you remix a distro, and call it a remix of that distro for a different desktop and 4 wallpapers. Essentially, make an Ubuntu remix for an example. Doesn't even need to be a custom remix with a whole new desktop. Ubuntu95 is a project I have my eyes