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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2018, 02:40:04 pm »
Well, he/she did mention that LFS "is not exactly a tool" and that you need to "have lots of free time"  :D

I don't care what was said later as a qualifier, after using the word "easily" in the articles title LFS shouldn't have been included .. take "easily" out of the title so it just reads "8 Tools to Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro" and fair enough ;)

You could argue that the title doesn't suggest the article is aimed at "noobs", but I'd argue LFS is NOT easy, even for seasoned users and developers. The ONLY people it will be easy for is those that have been through it multiple times (basically the author), and they wouldn't need to be told about it.
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2018, 03:00:08 pm »
Fair enough  ::)

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2018, 03:04:27 pm »
Sure I'm 'nit picking' but still, it gave me an unexpected chuckle when I got to #4 .. there's nowt wrong with irony (as long as it's intentional).

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And the picture - A box with "For Mom" written on it .. I can't imagine a scenario where I'd give my mom LFS :))
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2018, 04:00:29 pm »
 :D  :D
Should try LFS sometime... just can't convince myself WHY I should do it  :-\

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2018, 04:01:53 pm »
https://firework.cloud/en/linux/

Note the search button at the top is to search for apps you have pinned instead of Google Search.  A pretty neat little tool. :)

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2018, 04:05:21 pm »
https://firework.cloud/en/linux/

Note the search button at the top is to search for apps you have pinned instead of Google Search.  A pretty neat little tool. :)

Many thanks Leviticus :)

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Pity it's not open source (or at least I can't find the source code)  .. I've a 'thang' about running pre-compiled binary executables from 'unknown' sources on my machines.  :(
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2018, 04:16:28 pm »
That is my beef with it too.  But it is the best tool I found so far.  I am going to keep looking for an alternative.

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2018, 05:20:24 pm »
[...] facetious [...]

Bwahahahaha

The only word in the English language that contains all the vowels, in the correct order.

Just being facetious. Carry on ...  ;D


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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2018, 05:57:27 pm »
That's looking really nice so far. I gave you a karma point, for doing things I can't do. :) (fortunately, I have Peppermint ;D )

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2018, 07:43:50 pm »
The only word in the English language that contains all the vowels, in the correct order.

I did not know that .. you live and learn eh! :)

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Hmm, apparently facetious is not the only one.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/words-with-all-five-vowels-in-order/

Discounting chemical, zoological, and botanical terms, there's still abstemious and abstentious .. both of which, pretty much mean the same thing.

Pity .. I kinda liked feeling I was a fully initiated guardian of some arcane bit of trivia there for a second. :(

'Abstemious' is a new one on me though, so I guess I gained something after all :)

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Sorry Leviticus, swerving wildly off topic there :-[
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2018, 10:29:41 pm »
Hahaha, It don't bother me.   :P

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2018, 07:55:53 am »
Right, in that case let's discuss why MSG gets such a bad rap whilst umami has positive connotations ? .. I mean if glutamate is the thing that actually triggers the umami taste receptors why the double standard ?

And what about Mary-Lou ?

Kidding :)
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2018, 04:28:10 pm »
That's looking really nice so far. I gave you a karma point, for doing things I can't do. :) (fortunately, I have Peppermint ;D )

It is not that hard, although getting the Chrome OS look at the bottom with Plank was a pain.  And I must say doing some "experiments" made me unleash that usb reinstall several times   :D

Now that I have the look I want, now I need to work on the bootup time.  It is too slow.
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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2018, 05:54:10 pm »
It is not that hard

It is when you don't know how to program and are disinclined to learn. ;)

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Re: Learning to make your own distro
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2018, 01:26:24 pm »
For those looking for an interesting approach to building their own derivative of Linux, this may be of interest:

https://www.kali.org/tutorials/my-custom-kali-linux-distribution/
--and--
https://gitlab.com/jacekkowalczyk82/my-debian/tree/kowalczyk-dev-kali-i3-openbox