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gerard at linuxfromscratch.org gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Apr 25 19:53:09 PDT 2007

Author: gerard
Date: 2007-04-25 20:53:09 -0600 (Wed, 25 Apr 2007)
New Revision: 877

Added adsense.html file to test Google AdSense setup before going live

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+<!--#set var="pageTitle" value="LFS Project Homepage" -->
+<!--#include virtual="header.html" -->
+<!--#include virtual="menu.html" -->
+    <div class="main">
+     <h1>What is Linux From Scratch?</h1>
+     <p>Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with
+        step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system
+        entirely from source.
+     </p>
+     <h2>Why would I want an LFS system?</h2>
+     <p>Many wonder why they should go through the hassle of building a Linux
+        system from scratch when they could just download an existing Linux
+        distribution. However, there are several benefits of building LFS.
+        Consider the following:
+     </p>
+     <p><em>LFS teaches people how a Linux system works internally</em><br />
+	Building LFS teaches you about all that makes Linux tick, how things
+	work together and depend on each other. And most importantly, how to
+	customize it to your own tastes and needs.
+     </p>
+     <p><em>Building LFS produces a very compact Linux system</em><br />
+	When you install a regular distribution, you often end up installing a lot of programs that
+	you would probably never use. They're just sitting there taking up (precious)
+	disk space. It's not hard to get an LFS system installed under 100 MB. Does
+	that still sound like a lot? A few of us have been working on creating a
+	very small embedded LFS system. We installed a system that was just enough
+	to run the Apache web server; total disk space usage was approximately 8 MB.
+	With further stripping, that can be brought down to 5 MB or less. Try that
+	with a regular distribution.
+     </p>
+     <p><em>LFS is extremely flexible</em><br />
+	Building LFS could be compared to a finished
+	house. LFS will give you the skeleton of a house, but it's up to you to install
+	plumbing, electrical outlets, kitchen, bath, wallpaper, etc. You have the ability
+	to turn it into whatever type of system you need it to be, customized completely
+	for you.
+     </p>
+     <p><em>LFS offers you added security</em><br />
+	You will compile the entire system from
+	source, thus allowing you to audit everything, if you wish to do so, and apply
+	all the security patches you want or need to apply. You don't have to wait for
+	someone else to provide a new binary package that (hopefully) fixes a security hole.
+	Often, you never truly know whether a security hole is fixed or not unless you do it
+	yourself.
+     </p>
+     <h2>What can I do with my LFS system?</h2>
+     <p>A by-the-book LFS system is fairly minimal, but is designed to provide a
+        strong base on which you can add any packages you want.  See the
+        <a href="../blfs/">BLFS project</a> for a
+        selection of commonly used packages.
+     </p>
+     <h2>Who's who:</h2>
+     <ul>
+        <li>Project Leader: Gerard Beekmans</li>
+        <li>Project Co-leader: Matthew Burgess</li>
+        <li>Editor: Jim Gifford</li>
+        <li>Editor: Jeremy Huntwork</li>
+        <li>Editor: Archaic</li>
+        <li>Editor: Ken Moffat</li>
+	<li>XML/XSL Editor: Manuel Canales Esparcia</li>
+        <li>Toolchain Maintainer: Ryan Oliver</li>
+	<li>Bootscripts Maintainer: Nathan Coulson</li>
+	<li>Plus numerous people who contribute to the book and its side projects.</li>
+     </ul>
+<!--#include virtual="/common/footer.html" -->

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