OSNews: Experiences with Gentoo, CRUX and Onebase Linux
May 26, 2004, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kunal Anshu)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."