[sf-lug] Something new on Distrowatch and Ubuntu variants.

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Apr 26 14:38:34 PDT 2021

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com):

>     Well there is a distribution I have never seen before.
> TS SDE iss an open source system development environment.
> T2 allows the creation of custom distributions with bleeding
> edge technology.  I am downloading this distribution in version
> 21.4.  The URL for the site that will tell you much more about
> it is <http://t2sde.org/>.  This distro fits on a CD and covers
> a wide range of processors.

It's not a new idea, but it's a good one.  More than a decade back, as I
was maintaining a Web page of all known ISO images usable to install
Debian (of which there were many), I became aware of kits to modularise
and automate the process of creating one's own custom respin.

The Web page is one of those that I was driven to create after hearing 
something dumb said one time too many, in this case "the Debian
installer sucks!", as if there were only one useful and credible
installer.  The page is now moldy (badly needing pruning and updating),
but can be seen here: http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/installers.html

I'm sure the toolsets for doing that are still popular and thriving, but
just haven't done a survey in quite a few years.

>     In addition to Ubuntu 21.04, i have downloaded Lubuntu
> 21.04 and intend to download UbuntuStudio 21.04.
>     IF Anyone wants to see another flavor of Ubuntu let me
> know and I will add it to the Library.

Have you started bothering to check PGP signatures on those ISO
checksums yet, Bobbie?  As you're providing ISOs to others, it sure
would be a bad thing if you handed out trojaned forgeries of the genuine
ISOs that happened to be put onto the download sites with matching
checksums by the bad guys.

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