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Linux From Scratch: A Recipe for System

May 16, 2008, 04:30 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Borys Musielak for this link. ]

"Every free software enthusiast probably already knows that distrowatch.com, created by Ladislav Bodnar, is a great source of information on different open source operating systems. We can pretty much admit that every respected distribution based on Linux or BSD is at least mentioned on his website. You can find there descriptions of systems, starting from those small and fast ones, to the enormous distributions filled with packages that even the actual creators of those systems wouldn't even think of. For instance, let's take DSL which 'weights' only 49 megabytes or the newest DVD version of Slackware that that takes up to 3.7 gigabytes. Debian, well, that's definitely a biggie. It takes up 3 DVD's, which adds up to 12.9 gigabytes of packages ready to get installed. GoboLinux--fits on one CD, 'weighing' 640 megabytes and finally Linux From Scratch Distribution--one PDF file, with over 250 pages…"

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