How to change your own Linux?

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How to change your own Linux?

Post by Shedran » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:27 am

Hi
I have been using Linux as an operating system for several months. I must admit that I am interested in the modularity of Linux and the fact that it can be modernized by myself (at my discretion). Where can I find some good and easy to learn sources? Thank you

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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:33 am

First you need to define what you mean by 'change' and 'modenize' but I don;'t think you''re going to find simple answers. There's a common myth that in Linux you can do anything you want. That's only true in that if you have the right password the system will let you do it. It doesn't mean it'll work.

If you mean you want newer software versions, that can be done, but it's also a very good way to break your OS. I have very little software that isn't the stanard repo version. You don't need it that often.

Again. you'll have to be a lot more clear and specific.

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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Shedran » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:56 am

Which version of Linux is more upgradeable than the other?

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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Moem » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:03 am

Do you mean by 'upgradable' that it has the latest versions of software? Then the answer is that rolling release Linux distros generally have that.
If that's not what you mean, can you please elaborate?
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Larry78723 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:04 am

What EXACTLY are you trying to accomplish?
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Flemur » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 am

Shedran wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:56 am
Which version of Linux is more upgradeable than the other?
They're actually all pretty similar in a lot of ways; @Moem, a "rolling release" (Arch linux) might have newer software versions, and more likely to have bugs...which is why other distros are not rolling-release (Mint). On all linuxes it's pretty easy to change the whole "look and feel" of the system by changing the desktop GUI (Mate, Xfce, etc, and there are a lot which don't come installed on systems to begin with, like "fluxbox", which I use)
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:21 am

I wonder when the OP is saying, How to CHANGE your own linux", if he is actually referring to the word, "CUSTOMISE"?...DAMIEN

In other words when Shedran says,
Which version of Linux is more UPGRADEABLE than the other?
Is he really saying,
Which version of Linux is more CUSTOMISEABLE than the other?
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by RIH » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:25 am

If you want your own Linux system then I guess Linux From Scratch is a good place to start.
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/

If you just want to personalise a version of Mint then I guess it very much depends how severe those customisation are...

There are certainly a couple of very knowledgeable posters on here that could help you - but your questions would have to be very specific & not just generalisations..
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 am

I forgot to mention, if you want to really mess around with your OS, go for it but do it on a spare computer that you don't actually need.

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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Moem » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:32 am

Flemur wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 am
@Moem, a "rolling release" (Arch linux) might have newer software versions, and more likely to have bugs...which is why other distros are not rolling-release (Mint).
That's right. Not sure why you are telling me this, but it's correct.
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Flemur » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:38 am

Moem wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:32 am
Flemur wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 am
@Moem, a "rolling release" (Arch linux) might have newer software versions, and more likely to have bugs...which is why other distros are not rolling-release (Mint).
That's right. Not sure why you are telling me this, but it's correct.
I was telling the OP and giving you credit for mentioning it....(maybe I don't know what @ means?)
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by Moem » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:28 pm

Ah, thank you for clearing that up! I mostly see @ used when you are addressing (talking to) a specific person. But now I understand what you meant.
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Re: How to change your own Linux?

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:34 pm

I do believe that you are correct though Moem, tradtionally, to the best of my knowledge, when (@ is used before a user name), (example...@DAMIEN1307), usually means you are addressing that person in particular...DAMIEN
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