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The Google Summer of Code (GSOC) is a popular programme that’s catching on among software techies and enthusiasts of Free Software.

Sarath Lakshman, a fifth semester Computer Science student of the Model Engineering College, Kochi, has cleared the GSOC for a second time in 2009. ``My project is named Pardusman. It is a custom GNU/Linux distro creator from the web. We have numerous variants of GNU/Linux for different purposes, these variants are called GNU/Linux distributions.

Once we go for a distro install, we receive only a base system with a standard set of applications bundled with it. For making the Operating System workable to our needs, we need to install a set of another packages belonging to our working domain or interest. Also setting up themes, wallpaper, copying user’s own files to home directory etc are required,’’ he explains on how he worked out his solution.

Different users have different tastes and they always tweak a distro installation with new wallpapers, packages etc.

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