Originally Posted by Agrouf
Nice project, but what would be different from Mandriva, Ubuntu or Fedora? If there is nothing why not join another project instead?
It's all about the software the runs on top of the kernel, when it comes to a GUI, most projects use gnome and kde. The only similarities you'll see between this project and other Linux distros is that they run the Linux kernel, and maybe the X11 server(I'm not sure on this one yet). I'm still researching, nothings set in stone. I'm pretty sure the only software Mac OS X uses related to unix, is the kernel. I don't think they use X11.
It's about all about the custom software. I'm doing this project as more of a learn the process behind building an OS from the ground up. What better way to start out then with a stable, secure kernel... Linux. Technically it will be a linux distro, but utilizing custom software. If I really wanted to i could just load up a box with fedora, ubuntu, or some other distro, and program an interface. However if I'm going to release it as an OS, might as well just start from scratch. Granted I will use an existing distro as a development machine to build the kernel. :-D