||12-19-2012 03:57 PM
Popularity not the goal
I have been a linux admin for years,so I totally agree that there is a lot of work planning, testing & more involved with creating a distro. I am not doing this with the intent of creating the "latest great distro". In fact, I am not sure you would consider it a distro in and of itself. More accurately, it is just a remix or even a custom spin of Ubuntu. I give it a new name more for novelty & to differntiate from the default Ubuntu version. You could even simply call it a different edition of Ubuntu, like Ubuntu-LPCPlus edition fo example (though I am not sure I can legally use the Ubuntu name that way).
While I may or may not make it publicly avaialble, I have no plans on spending a huge amount of time & energy on it. Yet, I have had many clients who have gotten a glimpse of my computer while running it & many have felt drawn to it.
My current plan for this remix is to distribute it to clients & friends who want it. My configurations & customizations have made it much more user friendly for new Linux users than the standard Ubuntu release, yet it retains all of the same funcionality, features, and advantages of Ubuntu. In fact, I have left the Unity environment essentially untouched, focusing my work primarily on the KDE desktop.So if a user decides they want a more straight up Ubuntu experience, they can get it simply by logging in to the Ubuntu Unity environment. The only real difference these folks will see is the pre-installed packges.
I have lookedat remastersys & I thinkit is exactly what I need! Thanks all!