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    Developing OS with Linux Kernel


    Hi,
    I m a student of software engineering, I m using Ubunto , red hat, linux for year,
    Now i want to develop my own OS on linux kernel,
    Whats the best way to start it, i have the latest linux stable kernel downloaded,
    Now want to develop my own flavour, any suggestion, sources ????

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    You might want to read
    Welcome to Linux From Scratch!
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    It will help me.
    Thankx,

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    i think you're going to find that building an entire linux distribution from scratch is a lot of work for a single person to accomplish

    your time would probably be better served helping your distro of choice

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    Yeah i do think the same,
    What do u think, will it work in 2 years, how much time will it take for a single person,

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    Depends on what you are aiming for.
    For example: A stripped down "firewall only" distribution surely has less packages and package dependancies than a full featured desktop OS.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Aiming For secure Desktop OS, How much time will it take ????
    I dedicated my self

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    Hmm, a desktop like gnome and kde + underlying dependency packages is easily 500-600 packages to manage, maintain, organize, make work together by own patches, build rpm or deb packages from...

    That is too much for one, aim lower or get a team.

    Also, not to discourage you, but there are already many distributions to choose from.
    So you need something special to make it attractive for others to use.

    Here is an overview of the more visible projects. There are more of course.
    DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    I agree,
    I will manage a team from my university,
    I will mostly focus On Desktop Environment and security,
    I love the GNOME, so it will will help me better,
    I know there are alot of OS development that are UNIX-like, i am undergraduate student so i decided to start working on It,

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