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Old 10-25-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
andyprogramming
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Talking Hi everyone Im new to this forum but not to linux


But My question is What Distro would be a good one to change the look and theme and be able to add new graphics to, like when it starts and login and change the menu to top or Bottom, Basicly I want to change everything to customize it for my own needs. Im using Linux Mint and I like it alot but im still new to it and im not sure if i can do all this to it, and I just have one more question is there a software for linux that is kind of like visual basic 6.0 from Microsoft,I was thinging about making my own distro, so thats another question what would be a good start to make my own Distro, thanks so much for reading my post and hope to here from anyone that can show me the right direction. Thanks

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Any distro that includes one of the following DE/WMs would be appropriate;
KDE (any version)
Gnome 2.X
XFCE
LXDE

You may be able to switch to one of the above (except Gnome, maybe) while still using Mint.

Software like Visual Basic;
Gambas
http://gambas.sourceforge.net

Making a new distro;
http://maketecheasier.com/6-tools-to...tro/2010/04/08

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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I am not sure if anything in this list would be useful to you. But here it is anyways.

http://alternativeto.net/software/vi...platform=linux

As far as what distro to use. I agree with JaseP's above list. If you want something more specific then you could try Lubuntu or Xubuntu. Both are based on Ubuntu with XFCE4 or LXDE. There is also Kubuntu with the latest KDE. Of course Ubuntu is based on Debian. So when you get more familiar with it all you could do a basic install of Debian, enough to get you to the command line, basic tools and connected to the internet. Then you can take it from there and install only what you want from the ground up.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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Basicly I want to change everything to customize it for my own needs.
Try out the E17 window manager, you'll fall in love with it, if you like to tinker with every option possible
 
  


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