The famous fork of Debian, Devuan Gnu + Linux already has beta 2 officially, a beta that continues in parallel with the official project but maintaining its philosophy.
Devuan Gnu + Linux is characterized by not have Systemd Init on your operating system, which completely changes the boot of Debian and all related software. On this basis, Devuan has launched the latest beta version of the next version of this peculiar distribution.
This beta 2 will be followed a release candidate that is expected to be available to everyone in 2017 as well as the final version of this version of this peculiar Debian fork.
Devuan Gnu + Linux does not keep Debian version names
Devuan development follows the same principles as Debian, but does not follow the version names. So, the stable version is called Jessie, but the unstable version is called Ceres and the testing version is called Ascii.
If you are Debian lovers and want to have your operating system without Systemd, you can go through the official page where you will not only find the beta 2 version of Devuan Gnu + Linux but you will also find the stable version of Devuan Jessie, a version ready to use on our computers. If, on the other hand, you want to try this beta version, despite being beta we recommend that you use a virtual machine to test this version since it is not ensured that there are not yet serious problems in the version.
The truth is that I have not tried Devuan Gnu + Linux and although it claims one of the most interesting points in the Gnu world, the truth is that I think that instead of creating a complete version, the team should have specialized in creating a program or application that removes Systemd and put an alternative, something more interesting than launching a new distribution Do not you think?