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Old 01-13-2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question what are the major linux distros???


I need to know what are the major distros of LINUX that other distros are based on. What I mean is ,where is Redhat based on or SLackware based on. For example,I believe ubuntu is based on debian.

Can anyone tell me.

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Redhat is not based on another distro. Redhat Enterprise Linux though is based on technologies in Fedora Core, but Fedora Core was initially based on Redhat 9. Mandriva is a fork of Redhat (meaning that its no longer compatible with Redhat/Fedora), Suse was initially based on Slackware. Slackware was initially based on an old distro called SLS. I am not sure if Debian was based on any of the old distros.
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