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OSNews: Experiences with Gentoo, CRUX and Onebase Linux

May 26, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kunal Anshu)

"What do people do these days when they are bored? One of the latest additions to the list of answers seems to be Build a Linux Distribution. Have you checked on Distrowatch lately? They have upwards of 100 distributions listed there. I used to be happy that I had a lot of choices but now I am beginning to get intimidated by the sheer volume of choices. You could play charades with only Linux Distro Names.

"My Linux experience started back in the days of Red Hat 5.2. The first time I saw it I was instantly in love. I could have so much control over my operating system! I could write a whole page of text without the computer crashing on me and without having to save the document every two minutes lest all my hard work be nullified. I could stay totally oblivious to the new viruses popping up everyday and infecting systems all around me and I would never have to get caught up in the 'Hardware software upgrade cycle' that all my other friends were forced into. There was Red Hat and there was Slackware and there was Debian and then came Mandrake and then came This Drake and That Drake and Yellow Hat and Blue Hat and then I stopped checking them out and decided to stick Red Hat and Mandrake..."

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