building slightly modified distro?

I'm interested in playing around a bit with the Linux (mostly GNOME) UI, and ultimately creating a distro with an ISO installer that I can try out on my friends. It will involve changing some defaults, including and excluding specific apps, and perhaps modifying some of the UI code. I think Ubuntu might be a good starting point, or possibly SUSE or Fedora. While I have a decent amount of development expertise I've never really done anything like this before, and in the interest of time I'm hoping to avoid modifying code unless I actively want to make changes to its behavior.

How would I learn how to do this? Where would I get the necessary materials?

Thanks and sorry if this is OT,

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]