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Old 10-31-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
flamesrock
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Idea (musing) for a new distro -- xLinux


Well, I've been thinking about this for a while...and I've wondered why such a distro hasn't been created yet..

The idea is as follows:
Most distributions are available on the web, and can be 'net-installed', by FTP, or some other system.

Wouldn't it be great to have a 'faceless' distro, on a single CD that could morph into any distro you wanted?

You would boot up into an ncurses style interface, enter in your location or select it from a list, connect to the xLinux site DB after configuring your network card, select a distro/mirror, download an installation module, and then proceed to install whatever you like, exclusively via the web!

This seems great in concept. But would you people actually use it if somebody went through the effort to create it??
 
Old 10-31-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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hmm yeah not bad in principle. Nothing would actually be installed from the cd you use i take it, just an interface to get online and download stuff... that would be somethign worth basing off of somethign tiny like DamnSmallLinux or similar.
 
  


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