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Linux4Geeks

Linux4Geeks is a LFS-based small distro which works around several problems and issues mainstream Linux distributions have. It offers different versions compiled for each architecture and has all the packages required for a slim installation including a firewall and network administration tools, amongst others.

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  •  15 Oct 2005 23:11

    Release Notes: This is a complete new build that includes GNU glibc 2.3.5 and GNU gcc 3.4.4. Several security issues were fixed (in zlib, openssh, openssl, and other packages).

    •  12 Jun 2003 12:32

      Release Notes: This is a pre-alpha release for the Intel i686 platform.

      Recent comments

      31 Aug 2003 21:55 antrik

      Re: Secrecy?...


      > % And no, I won't install it just to find out.

      > That was the aim :o) Check it out!

      Though I consider myself a geek, I'm not of those who install a new system
      every other day just for the fun of it...

      > Common problems in mainstream distros are for me that you have one central
      > administration tool (like SuSE's yast)
      [...]
      > Linux4Geeks has no such central configuration file.

      Disable suseconfig and you are all there. I don't see how substracting
      functionality is a justification for creating an own distribution...

      Anyways, SuSE is no measure. RedHat realized that a config database is a bad
      idea and discarded LinuxConf in favor of tools working directly on the files.
      Debian sadly heads in the wrong direction with debconf, but at least let's you
      make custom changes that will be preserved to most files. I don't know about
      Mandrake.

      > Another problem is of course that every distributor puts the files of one
      > package in different locations. With Linux4Geeks you specify it!

      I can't speak for others; personally, I fail to see this as an advantage...

      > Advanced networking tools

      What's that?

      27 Aug 2003 13:12 svenl

      Re: Secrecy?...

      > And no, I won't install it just to find out.


      That was the aim :o) Check it out!
      But let us put the fun aside. Common problems in
      mainstream distros are for me that you have one
      central administration tool (like SuSE's yast) which
      modifies a lot of configuration files of different
      packages and programs. This is an easy way for ppl
      who don't know what they are doing but I don't like it
      if I changed something special in an configuration file
      and my changes will be overwritten the next time I
      start the central configuration program (by the way:
      SuSE is overwriting a lot of things with their
      SuSEConfig and even with cronjobs).
      Linux4Geeks has no such central configuration file.
      Just change all the files like you want...like their
      authors wanted.
      Another problem is of course that every distributor
      puts the files of one package in different locations.
      With Linux4Geeks you specify it! Advanced
      networking tools are the perfect finish to have a good
      base to create any kind of system you like.

      Sven

      04 Aug 2003 18:51 antrik

      Secrecy?...
      I believe it would be considerably easier to find out whether I'm interested in the project if you would mention somewhere *what* problemes of common distributions this one claims to be solving... And no, I won't install it just to find out.

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