The BOGUS Linux Release, version 1.0.1, is now available for ftp. BOGUS is an unsupported, ftp-able distribution targeted at competent Linux hackers who want a stable development system. If you do not have experience developing, installing, and maintaining a Linux system, BOGUS is probably not for you.
BOGUS is a "bootstrapping" release: all of the patches needed to compile the complete system are provided, including explicit instructions on how we did the compilation. Indeed, the final build was totally automatic, and required the user to invoke a single command.
Doug Hoffman, Kevin Martin, and Rik Faith started designing BOGUS in October 1993. Our Package Management System (pms) was fully operational in December 1993, and we had an alpha release (Version 0.1) ready in January 1994. Version 1.0 was released in July 1994 and Version 1.0.1 was released in October 1994.
[Note: it is probably impossible to get these CDs any more...]
BOGUS 1.0.1 is available on the "Linux Plus BSD CD-ROM, Fall Supplement 2, November 1994" from Trans-Ameritech Systems for $19.95 (Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).
BOGUS 1.0.1 is available on the "Linux Developer's Resource 3-CD Set" from InfoMagic for $25.00 (Send mail to email@example.com for more information).
BOGUS 1.0.1 is available on the "Linux Developers Kit" from Pacific HiTech for $29.95 (Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information).