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Old 01-20-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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openSUSE is based on

I found out that openSUSE is first based on Slackware. However, today's openSUSE (ver. 11.x) has a Red Hat package manager.

Which family of Linux distro does openSUSE belong? I can be sure that it's not Debian.

Thanks you for listening my ranting.
Old 01-20-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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It probably would have been quicker to google this. The first hit of this search gives this. Also, searching for this gives this

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Old 01-20-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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OpenSuSE is, of all things, a SuSE derivative. I would've thought the name gave it away.
Old 01-20-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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To me, openSUSE is like a Red Hat fork with a minor underground background of Slackware. Well this is how my openSUSE friend told me just a while ago.
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Suse is Slackware fork

Suse forked from slackware but uses the redhat package manager, just like other distros use apt or synaptic. Check out this cool timeline of Distros:

It kinda made me sad looking at the first fork of Debian...Libranet was one of my first favorite distros...

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:03 PM   #6
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Anyway, openSUSE (or the SUSE subfamily) is a very unusual and cool distro.


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