Linux - DistributionsThis forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on...
Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 24 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
-compiling system :
make install or automatic install ?
-default browser :
what is the lighter gui browser existing ?
-default desktop :
what is the lighter desktop existing ? (not gnome or kde : too heavy)
-default gui :
what is the simplest one ?
-installation system :
what is the simplest one ?
-file system :
Linux or hurd or even simpler ? Self made ?
Do you know where I can start to look at how to make a new distro ?
Should I :
1/ use a big distro and remove what I dont need (Knoppix, PCLinuxOS..)
2/ use a small distro and add what I need ? (CRUX, DamnSmallLinux, LNX-BBC, LFS...)
I am planning to make a forum for that distro. Do you know free forums ?
You can write answers here or send me email : programmershouse @ yahoo . fr
Thanks in advance.
Any out of subject answer is not accepted (thanks the moderators who do a great job ;-) ) .
Big special thanks to : craigevil ingvildr oneandoneis2 win32sux 2damncommon
Last edited by programmershous; 06-26-2005 at 12:51 PM.
I don't know what you mean by universal distro because you will not please everyone with your effort and other people will keep using something else. Opensource is about choice so you are welcome to create a distro to your own liking but please don't refer to it as a "universal distro", there simply is no such thing and it will never exist.
You shouldn't be hurting the Linux community by working on some other distro. you need to put your efforts into working on one of the "top 10" distros instead.
Besides, it would be impossible to build a "universal" distro that would meet everyone's needs. I suspect what you really are aiming at is you just want to build a Gentoo clone and call it your own work.
yes but you know, when Linus started, who would have though he would advance his kernel so much ?
So every project has a start.
I am hoping the linux community will understand me and excuse me my faults.
And most of all, I am giving my energy to a linux project for the community.
Last edited by programmershous; 06-23-2005 at 04:07 PM.