Fw: , LFS up for distro of the year at linuxquestions.org

Andrew Davis andrew at socallinuxsolutions.com
Thu Jan 16 10:59:01 PST 2003

Jim Murphy wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 10:05:06AM -0800, Andrew Davis wrote:
>>I have to wonder... is LFS really a distro? I don't think of it as one. 
>>I think of it as simply Linux. A distro as I understand it is the Linux 
>>kernel put together with apps, tools, & other bells & whistles. LFS, in 
>>it's basest sense, is nothing more than the absolute minimum software 
>>needed to successfully boot a Linux kernel.
>>Nonetheless, I gave it a vote anyway... as if it wins, more people may 
>>hear about it and become interested, and more people may learn. :)
> DistroWatch.com has it listed as one, should I argue with them?
> 	http://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lfs
> 23rd on the page hit list.
> I guess it's all on how you view it.  When someone asks what distro
> I'm running, I don't say "Jim's", but "Linux From Scratch" so they can
> also try it out.  "Jim's" does have a kind of ring to it though. 8=))
> If it wasn't for LFS, there would be no Jim's, distro or not.
> Jim
ok, ok... I conceed. LFS is a distro in the 'common use' sense of the 
term. Please forgive my errant thoughts and the fingers that put them to 
text. ;)
Andrew Davis

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