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Old 04-11-2005, 08:38 PM   #1
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New Distro Idea


I have this idea for a distro but I want to know if you guys think it's good or bad or ugly. Here is the PDF I made about it.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Is what I get when following your link. Why not just tell us your idea?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:30 PM   #3
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Sorry about that, I was using Adobe Create PDF Online. Anyway, it would be called Linux 98. It would use the FVWM 95 Windows 9X Clone Window Manager (screenshot). It might be based on Puppy Linux. It would include all apps needed for business like offcie stuff, etc. It would have a free personal edition, a cheap SOHO edition and a corporate edition. The point would be to create an OS for those who want to use Linux, but are used to Windows 9x and want to slowly switch.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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I posted this 3 days ago! Come on, guys! Nothing at all?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #5
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So you will be in competition with Linspire?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 01:01 PM   #6
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The point would be to create an OS for those who want to use Linux, but are used to Windows 9x and want to slowly switch.
Maybe I'm a bit off base - but I get the point about making the WM visually appear like 98,
but KDE is not all that different in principle.

For the home user - I think the biggest step for those wanting to switch over isn't what
it looks like, but configuring that USB printer, wireless network, or for that matter any
hardware that doesn't work right 'out of the box'.

And for small businesses - the inevitable question you'll get - " So, will it run my Quickbooks? "
Quickbooks has enough problems on the platform its designed for (person opinion).

And for medium to larger sized businesses? I don't think they would invest in a 'transitional'
version of linux - thier IT dept. would just switch to RedHat Enterprise/Corporate or similar.

BUT -
Don't get me wrong - if you want to create a new distro, please, by all means, do it - and make
it the best you can. I wish you all the luck in the world. But I'd suggest giving a lot more thought
about your target audience's needs first, and THEN the distro.

-tw
 
Old 04-16-2005, 01:27 PM   #7
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sounds like every other distro out there just 98 style lol
 
Old 04-16-2005, 10:23 PM   #8
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I wouldn't be in comp. with Linspire really because Linspire is a big company and has a whack of master programmers helping make that distro great (which it is). I should totally rethink the idea I think. It needs some more fine-tuning, for sure.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 09:17 AM   #9
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Just a thought: Build a distro that totally meets YOUR needs. Then if it's good enough someone else may be interested..
 
  


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