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November 26th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Hi Well here is my idea it has been a long time coming and i hope i'm not entirely mad.

SBUS (Small Business Ubuntu Server)

Ubuntu Server Edition Changes as follows:
1. As close to Ubuntu server as possible and fully compatible except for my package changes
2. My own conf file for Samba configured as DC with ldap backend and cups configured
3. Choice of basic IMAP server or Kolab and ldap if and where possible
4. Apache with an intranet with links to webmail
5. webmin with unused parts removed
6. squid optional
7. fax server optional
8. Gnome with ununsed things removed and any useful software like wireshark, nmap gui, system monitor and anything else cool for a server installed
9. own update repository to maintain any packages for SBUS
10. own install CD/DVD for easy installation with an option to just apt-get your way to SBUS from a normal Ubuntu install

What i need is some pointers on making my own Ubuntu flavour as i can set this up fine from a fresh install but the project for me is to turn that into an easily installable, redistributable, excellent and free alternative to MS SBS.

Also what do people think could this be cool?

December 15th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Here you can find everything about building your own Linux distro: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Good luck ;)