Diary of a Network Geek

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Roll Your Own

Filed under: Fun,Fun Work,Geek Work,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Linux,News and Current Events,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:46 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Linux Distro, that is.
What else would I have meant, you children of the “Summer of Love”? Yeah, like anyone besides me reading this has any idea what the “Summer of Love” was.
Anyway, for those of you who are geeks and not flower-children, or, at least, those who are both, if you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own Linux distribution floating around out there, now you have help. From Big Blue, ironically. No, really! IBM has a page called How to Build Your Own Linux Distribution.
This is a little better than the infamous Linux From Scratch, and, in fact, includes links to that very site. But, it also has some thoughts about what to put into a distro and why. It’s a starting point at most, but I think the article presents a fairly good first look at what you need to consider before trying to “roll your own”.

Now, put the “doobie” down and spark up your mind instead of melting it. Go forth and spread the the word: Linux!
Hey, if you’re a network geek like me, this is your idea of Friday Fun! (Man, I need to get out more…)

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  1. If you’re happy, I’m happy. Linux always reminds me of a Charlie Brown character who plays piano.

    Comment by mark — 6/17/2005 @ 3:02 pm

  2. That’s funny, because I’m so steeped in Linux culture that when someone says “Linux”, I see Tux, the penguin. One of these days, I’ll actually get around to attempting this… Right after I remodel the house, completely change my garden and yard, write the great American novel, etc., etc. So much to do, so little me to do it!

    Comment by the Network Geek — 6/17/2005 @ 3:12 pm

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