Multidistro.com is becoming nFlux Linux!
nFlux is a Linux OS created from a triumvirate of the Best Linux distro’s available now, including Slackware Current(13), Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Debian Squeeze!
All are LiveCD’s that can run from CD, USB, and Hard Drive in frugal persistent mode
or traditional installed-to-Hard Drive mode (Slackware HD install postponed, but manual
install is available).
The Debian and Ubuntu releases are made with Remastersys, and include a remastersys-installer
for the Debian release, and Ubuntu’s Ubiquity installer for the 10.04 release.
The Slackware Current release is made with LinuxLiveScripts 6.3.0, and has a hard drive install
script sourced from slack-mini-server and remastersys(still experimental).
All three will feature a modified Fluxbox desktop and similar applications, under the
nFlux will never try to compete with Slackware, Debian, or Ubuntu in any way.
Additionally, nFlux will also never be a “pure” Linux distribution. By that I mean nFlux will be a collage of applications, scripts, etc sourced from a variety of resources.
This “mutt” or “mongrel” approach is somewhat different from how most distributions build a distro. I make no apologies in the fact that nFlux will be using the most up-to-date and sometimes unstable software; thus it’s name “nFlux”.
The only aims of nFlux will be to broaden the knowledge and usefulness of the Fluxbox Desktop in three of the best Linux distro’s available.
All three will contain these “standard” applicatons
rxvt-unicode, xterm, terminator, and Terminal (xfce4-terminal)
Firefox 3.6.3 (Ubuntu/Slack)
Iceweasel 3.5.9 (Debian)
WICD or Network-Manager
Plus there are misc applications and utilities specific to each OS, like sbopkg for Slackware and Ubuntu’s many “helper” apps and settings,etc.
As the name suggests, nFlux will always be “in flux”; as the distro evolves every attempt will be made to add or remove applications, scripts, etc in a effort to make each of the three varieties
as similar to each other in form and function, without losing their identities.
By size, the Debian version will always be the smallest because it doesn’t need many “helper” applications Ubuntu uses that are almost inseparable from Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu version is very similar to the Debian version, except it has many apps used solely for Ubuntu, plus any needed depends, such as language-pack-writing-en, etc.
The Slackware Current version will probably always be the biggest, near 700MB, because of Slackware’s unique binary/source makeup. Thus the Slackware version features all compiling and development tools needed to make packages, along with SBopkg and src2pkg.
These first editions are fully working versions with fully updated apps. However, they should be regarded as RC1‘s for now, at least until 10.04 LTS, Squeeze, and Current become more mature.
Install, etc info:
Install to hard drive-
Use remastesys-installer in debian version, Ubiquity installer for the ubuntu version.
Install to USB-
Use Unetbootin for debian version, use Ubuntu's USB creator for ubuntu version or Unetbootin.
For persistent CD/USB, please see Debian and Ubuntu's persistent options here
Here’s the build info:
Gnome Display Manager GDM
The Slackware version will be released later this week. For now please enjoy the Ubuntu/Debian versions!
User Names & Passwords!
user name: guest
Slackware version (No premade users!, only root)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”
Slackware 13 (Current)
Please leave comments or ridicule if you wish; feedback is always appreciated!