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Leetnux is a Linux distribution specifically designed for Linux users who want maximum configuratibility. Therefore, the installation is quite hard and absolutely nothing is done "automagically" as in modern Linux distributions, but the user has total control over installation and configuration.


Recent releases

  •  16 Aug 2000 19:17

    Release Notes: Initial freshmeat announcement.

    Recent comments

    17 Aug 2000 14:50 akrennmair

    Leetnux is actually derived from LinuxFromScratch. I was
    planning to install Linux totally from scratch on my new
    system, but then I thought about the problem that I don't
    have a complete development environment on a bootdisk.
    So what is the most obvious thing to do? Precompile the
    most important parts of the system, to get a basic
    development environment that can be extended by simply
    installing additional source packages. If you had tried
    Leetnux (and I know, you haven't! :-), you would have
    seen that actually _nothing_ is preconfigured, except the
    init scripts. But even the init scripts are so simple, that
    they can be remodelled completely. So you can, sometimes
    you even have to, configure everything by yourself and you
    will learn to know your system _really_! I've heard many
    things about ROCK Linux, unfortunately I never had the
    time to try it out, but what I really like is this auto-
    build function, that downloads the latest packages from
    the net and compiles an ISO-image of a bootable,
    ready-to-install CD. But that's the point: ROCK Linux always
    uses the very latest components, devfs (the /dev/hd/a1,a2,.. thing),
    2.4.0-test?? kernel, etc. I want to have a stable system,
    only use tested and long-used components. This is
    also common in the Debian distribution, and this is
    a point why Debian is so great. Though this leads to
    long release times (e.g. from Slink to Potatoe 18 months),
    it makes the distribution the most stable one.

    17 Aug 2000 03:15 karellen

    I guess it's just different from Rock Linux. What I didn't
    like at Rock Linux was the /dev/ directory. It had devices
    like /dev/hd/a1,a2,...,h20. I won't use a distribution with
    that has changed everything I know about devices.

    16 Aug 2000 20:34 gregh76

    My question to the developers of this project is this:

    What will set this apart from Rock Linux (

    Rock Linux basically aims to be the same thing, AFAICS. Please correct me if I am wrong and I mean that honestly, because I applaud the effort.

    16 Aug 2000 20:10 mattbee

    So... er... what does this /do/ for you?
    I mean, if you're that l33t, why are you using a distro in the first place? Those nice GNU / Linux people supply all their stuff in source form, dammit, so cross-compile from another OS and install it all that way, why don't you? :-)


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