Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
People have always been able to build their own Linux distributions. That's one reason why there are over a hundred Linux distributions today. But, building them easily to do a particular job and with major vendor support.... well, that's not so easy. But now Novell has made it downright easy and-pay attention ISVs (independent software vendors)--they'll also support your particular house brand Linux when you take it to market.
Novell's new SUSE Appliance Program is based on SUSE Studio, the core online Linux application builder and SUSE Linux Enterprise JeOS (Just Enough Operating System). As an ISV, or just someone who wants MyVeryOwnLinuxDistro, you just pick and choosing the components you want after logging into the SUSE Studio Web page.