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 PostPost subject: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:25 am 
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Hi everyone. I want to know what OS I should customize. I was creating a version of XP that I call HertzXP (Hertz is part of my last name) but it hasn't really gone anywhere.


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You must make a plan and have a purpose before making a custom OS. E.g., you want to make a gamer OS, a very light OS, an OS with many programs preinstalled, converting an OS (Windows 2000=>XP)? Make a plan first.


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I've never really liked these sort of project's, they always strike me as "I'm going to take a Microsoft Product and put my name on it.
That said, please don't customize a non-RTM OS, I'd reccomend Vista.


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Well, I want to make an OS that uses less memory (unneeded services etc.) but has cool features (LH themes, drives, etc.)

EDIT: I wasn't planning on using a beta or anything like that, I planned on using something between 2000-Vista.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:21 am 
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And by what way do you intend to do these things?


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I have to agree with jabster. He is right.

Making an OS lightweight and making it cool (especially Vista) in my opinion is hard. Because cool things often use much RAM.


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I never said it was hard, with the use of programs like Vlite it's rather easy, but that hardly counts as modifying an OS.


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You have to choose between cool and fast.


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Hacker?pcs wrote:
You have to choose between cool and fast.
Not necessarily. I have seen a lot of custom OS's out there that are both fast and awesome. The cool part = iCandy. The Fast part = 5 seconds to start and shutdown.

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With computers it's more like:

1. Cheap
2. Fast
3. Cool

You can pick any two :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:15 am 
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You could try making a Vista version of "Windows XP Performance Edition", which is a very lightweight and therefore incredibility fast OS minus almost all features. (It's found in certain sites)


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Im thinking when i get a 1TB hdd ill give slimmed down vista a crack with all the random junk gone it might actually work then.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:32 am 
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Hmm, question...
Do you know anything about WIM, WIM based installers, ImageX or WAIK.
If not, then chances are what you have in mind is nothing more than running Vlite, or some such program,which is not modifying your own OS


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:35 pm 
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Yes I can use ImageX/XImage and am familiar with WIM. To make it fast but look nice I was going ot remove/disable some of the unneeded services (IE Indexing) and stuff like that but keeping the full explorer there and having some themes. I know this sounds like this might not be very feasible, but I have gotten XP down quite a bit too without removing the usable/needed programs and services, so I know what I am doing. My ver of XP wasn't going anywhere and had virtually nothing integrated, so I was going to start fresh. I can also modify the .dl_ files (XP) in i386, so yeah I know what I'm doing.


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If you need any help with customization, I will be more than glad to help. :) Just PM me if you need my help!

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Have you done anything with linux before? If you want to do an OS customization that'll keep you out of legal hot water and be really popular, make a release of Ubuntu with a decent theme and all the right programs installed by default. I can give you plenty of tips.

Only problem being that if you want to add stuff not in the repos you can't use the Ubuntu name on the project.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:33 am 
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I would really like to see more people working on Neptune. Some of the projects here look great.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:03 am 
Ubuntu using reconstructor 2.9 would be simplist


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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:23 pm 
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XP/Server 03 if you want the easy way, Windows 2000/Neptune & NT 4 if you'd want to do something amazing.
But if you want faster and more customizable installs, WIM all the way.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:31 am 
I'd do something like customizing XP to make an unofficial Service Pack
I'm working on SP4UE


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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:57 am 
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can u do windows 7 pls?


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 PostPost subject: Re: What OS should I customize?        Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:00 am 
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on the topic of OS Customization, I am customizing Ubuntu to run as more of a.... gamer platform...
I was going to call it Gubuntu but that is already used...
damn it brain! WORK! WORK!

Edit: I got it, Gaminbuntu

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