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Old 03-08-2008, 05:35 AM   #1
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How to Start!


Hi..i am engineering student and i have always thought to making my own Operating System..may be modding ubuntu will satisfy me initially.

but the problem is how do i start!
I have Ubuntu installed on my Virtual PC and now...what?\
i have nearly zero knowledge of Linux.
Also apart from Ubuntu which Linux based should i use..?
I have Winxpsp2/c2d@2Ghz/512 MB RAM

How should i mod Linux based OS?

is that Macintosh OS X also based on Linux?
What is Windows based on...c++?

Also tell any ebook dat may help me starting up with Linux
 
Old 03-08-2008, 06:58 AM   #2
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You should search LQ for your questions,there are many answers here.About building your own OS,I suggest that you first start to learn about Linux,GNU,X,KDE,Gnome,shell,how to build,compile a program etc.etc.then you will see that you have a long way to go.I don't want to discurage you,but hey,you are in a new world and you just made your first step in exploring it.You could start from here: http://www.reallylinux.com/ .
 
Old 03-08-2008, 07:01 AM   #3
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There is a lot of information here in the tutorials and Wiki, if this is not what you are looking for then visit

http://www.linux.org

and check out the article linux 101


You can also use a "search engine", there are numerous articles on linux.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 07:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
How should i mod Linux based OS?
What do you want your modified system to do?

Quote:
is that Macintosh OS X also based on Linux?
What is Windows based on...c++?
Mac OS-x is built on top of BSD Unix (not Linux).

Windows is not based on C++. The latter is a programming language. Windows was first built on top of DOS---and evolved from there.

As alan_ri says: One step at a time.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 08:12 AM   #5
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try linuxnewbieguide.org. You can getlot of knowledge in here!
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:22 AM   #6
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As for a different distro~

Once you've taken everyone else's advice and become more knowledgeable with programming, you might try Linux from Scratch. As the name implies, it allows you to build your own.

Cheers
 
  


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