Back in 2021, Nabin a grade 11 student used to use Arch Linux, a system which has a lot of packages and extra suits that are particularly designed for server work. A normal person, however, did not need all those packages and suits. Soon after Nabin realized that there were too many unnecessary suits and packages, and then aspired to make his own operating system where individuals could decide what package to install, what to run & what not to. He then began working on Metis Linux.
Back then, Nabin used to follow Dylan Araps who is an Open source developer from Melbourne, Australia. Dylan Araps had a project known as ‘Kiss Linux‘ which Nabin used to love. It is a minimal & lightweight operating system and then chose the right init system for Metis Linux accordingly.
Nabin found the system to be the most stable and powerful which became the reason for him to choose to run it & start working on it. While studying in grade 11, he had already done the basic initial steps required to make an operating system. Later, Yogesh and Safal joined the team to assist him in completing the project.
Nabin loves command line applications as they are fast and depend less on other Metapackages and hence chose a low-level language such as C/C++ and bash scripts to install and manage the whole operating system. It boosts faster than other operating systems and runs under 250MB of RAM & 3GIB of storage as it used a window manager and systemD free. Still, there is no other operating system that uses runit and has Suckless tools in it. As per the Metis Linux site is a “super smooth, ultra minimalistic, resource-efficient, highly customizable and absolute performance-oriented” system.
Salient features of Metis Linux:
Metis Linux is POSIX compatible. It means that his project can be easily portable to any other operating system. It has the following salient features:
-Fast, lightweight and super minimalistic that only uses about 250MBs of memory.
-The package implementations are usable, simple and freely available on GitHub.
-Doesn’t use SystemD. Hence, doesn’t include unnecessary features.
For more info, you can visit https://metislinux.org/ and learn more about the system.
What are Linux Distros?
A Linux distribution or shortly known as a “Linux distro” is an open-source Linux operating system that consists of components, like installation programs and management tools.
Linux distribution is based on the Linux kernel, which is easier to use than the traditional open-source version of Linux, as most distributions let go of the need to manually compile a complete Linux operating system from source code and also because they are often supported by a specific vendor only.