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OSForge: Interview with Thomas Chung of LinuxInstall

Jul 01, 2003, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ewdi : I understand LinuxInstall was based on RedHat Linux, what was your reason to fork from Red Hat instead of others?

"Thomas : It's mainly because I'm more familiar with Red Hat Linux than any other distro. I've used Mandrake, Yellow Dog, SuSE, Slackware, Debian, Lycoris, Xandros, JAMD, Knoppix, K12LTSP, Lindows and even Gentoo. Out of all these fine different distro, I was very impressed with one distro. It was "JAMD" (Just Another Modified Distribution). It was also based on Red Hat Linux with KDE for default desktop environment. I knew then this is what we were looking for my company's Linux project at work--"A custom Linux Installer with custom Linux Applications" I began this work project right away and it went to production in 3 months from development. Then I realized this is so good to be kept in just the work environment so I've decided to release it as GPL. Of course without company's proprietary software and company's security policies..."

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