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Old 11-03-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Host my distro


Hey. I need someone to host my new linux distribution called 'Feddix'. It's still in alpha so far (0.3). If you're interested, email me at: nalyd3571@cox.net. Thx.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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What do you mean by 'host it?' Do you mean to mirror it for downloads? Or to host its website?
If #2, then do you have a website designed?
(I probably can't do it anyways, just want to clarify for anyone else who might be able to)
 
Old 11-03-2005, 08:30 PM   #3
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I mean to host the web site. I don't really need a whole web site, just some documentation and the .iso file.
Right, and the .iso is very small: just 145 megs.

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Old 11-04-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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You might find someone nice to host the site + documentation, but hosting the iso and taking the bandwidth hit from people downloading it might be a bit too much unless you find someone with a nice fast net connection running their own server. You'll probably need to get people interested in the disto itself before expecting people to host, let them know what it's based off, why it's different, why they should use it, etc.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:29 PM   #6
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I would do it differently. Create a homepage somewhere (maybe source forge?) and distribute your distro as a torrent. Seed it for a while and eventually it will get known or somebody will host it for you as well.

Make sure that it also adds something good for the thousands distros out there. If you slightly modified another distro, I would not waste time trying to get it known on the net. Modifying a distro or creating one using LFS is not all that difficult. Creating something innovative, target for a group of peoples and efficient is the real challenge
 
Old 11-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #7
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i agree with MegaMan, a torrent is the way to go.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 04:52 PM   #8
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I would also say sourceforge.net .

-m
 
Old 11-04-2005, 11:52 PM   #9
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any particular reason for the nomenclature? Linus Torvalds referred to a 'Fredix' in his book "Just for Fun". He was referring to the next form of Linux(or some future thing) and I was wondering this was the reason. Just a thought
 
Old 11-05-2005, 05:32 AM   #10
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Once you get a host, feel free to submit your distro to the Download Linux list. I'm closing this one. There are a number of free hosts out there. You could also look into ibiblio.
 
  


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