NewsForge: Building a Distro

“You download a CD or maybe a diskette image, transfer it to the
appropriate media, boot your computer with it, and voilà,
you’re running Linux. It sounds so simple–but a great deal of work
goes into creating that software. Beginning about two years ago, I
spent a year and a half building a desktop-oriented GNU/Linux
distribution named MfxLinux, designed to be tightly integrated with
Crowell Systems’ Medformix medical office management system. Along
the way, as with any project a lot of design and implementation
decisions had to be made–some of which worked out better than


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