Request for articles on NuTyX and LFS
I have been a long-time subscriber of LFY/OSFY and I have preserved all the issues, right from the very first copy.
I am happy to note the contents of the April issue of OSFY. The articles, ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Linux,’ and those covering the Z file system, GRUB, etc, will be helpful in attracting the newbies, especially students. Periodically, I’ve noticed that there are always some requests for articles for beginners.
The current issue of Distrowatch has a news item on NuTyX Linux and points to nutyx.org. The 64-bit ISO is only 243MB in size and we can easily make a bootable USB using the dd command. The system loads in a few minutes in an Atom board with 2GB RAM— the fastest I have experienced. The only issue is that it is better to have a separate hard disk. Initially, we get only the command mode and though the documentation refers to xfce4, I am yet to try this.
With the experience gained from your magazine, I tried LFS5 sometime back and managed to install both the console and GUI modes. Now I have managed to install LFS-7.9 in console mode without any problems, just in two days.
Hence, I wanted to request your editorial team to give some attention to both LFS and NuTyX so that more Linux enthusiasts are won over. The way Raspberry Pi has attracted students, hackers and hobbyists should be an eye-opener for us. —V. S. Nagasayanam, [email protected]
Thanks a lot for the feedback. It really makes us feel good to know that you like the articles published in the magazine and have preserved all issues of OSFY. Knowing how readers have benefited from the contents of the magazine is very rewarding and motivates us to come up with even better issues of the magazine. We value feedback from our readers and always try to implement suggestions that would interest most of the readers. So do keep reading the magazine as we will soon feature articles on NuTyX and LFS.