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How To Roll Your Own Linux Distro

Jan 25, 2008, 04:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"DIY: Do It Yourself. That's how Linux got started. A group of volunteers, inspired and led by Linus Torvalds, created the greatest DIY operating system the world has ever seen. You, too, can create your own Linux distribution. Here's how.

"It sounds daunting, and there's a lot that's definitely not for beginners. But in terms of what you can learn along the way and what you end up with, it's on a par with building your own PC from scratch. Granted, as with building a PC from scratch, there are still plenty of reasons to buy something off the shelf--or to grab an existing distribution and simply use that. That said, there are a few solid rationales for rolling your own distro..."

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