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DistroWatch.com: Build Your Own (BYO) Linux

Build Your Own (BYO) Linux

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC

Can you answer yes to any of these questions? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a Linux distribution where you knew what every file or directory was for? Do you dislike downloading applications for your particular distribution? When you want to remove an rpm, do you find that you can't because it will break a dependency? Do you think Linux distributions, in general, have too much junk you won't ever use but you can't remove things because your distribution won't function without them? Do you want to learn to configure Linux without using vendor tools? Are you just plain curious how things work? If this sounds like you, you've came to the right place. Together, we'll create your own personal Linux distribution. You decide what goes in and what doesn't. We'll compile applications from the authors' original source code, not code tinkered with by a commercial distribution. Not only will you gain a much better understanding of how linux works and a little bit of programming knowledge on the side, you'll take pride in the fact that you did it yourself.

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BYO Linux Summary
Distribution Build Your Own (BYO) Linux
Home Page http://www.byolinux.org
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
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Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
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Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.


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Feature default
Release Date 2001-01-20
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
CDs --
Free Download Yes
Installation Text Mode
Default Desktop --
Package Management SRC
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i386
Journaled File Systems --
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List default
Package default
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) --
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 2.04
bind (9.11.0-P3) --
chromium (57.0.2987.110) --
cups (2.2.3) --
dhcp (4.3.5) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.18
firefox (52.0.2) --
freetype (2.7.1) --
gcc (6.3.0) 2.95.2
gimp (2.8.20) --
glibc (2.25) 2.1.3
gnome-shell (3.24.0) --
gnucash (2.6.16) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) --
grub (2.00) --
gtk+ (3.22.11) --
httpd (2.4.25) --
inkscape (0.92.1) --
k3b (2.0.3a) --
kmod (24) --
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.3.1) --
linux (4.10.6) 2.4.0
Package default
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.1.22)  
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.0.2) --
mysql (5.7.17) --
nautilus (3.24.0) --
NVIDIA (378.13) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u121) --
openssh (7.5p1) --
openssl (1.1.0e) --
perl (5.24.1) 5.6.0
php (7.1.3) --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4)  
postfix (3.2.0) --
postgresql (9.6.2) --
Python (3.6.1) --
qt (5.8.0) --
samba (4.6.1) --
systemd (233) --
thunderbird (45.8.0) --
vim (8.0) --
vlc (2.2.4) --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) --

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