A general history question

inode0 inode0 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 17:37:47 UTC 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Linux Tyro <fedora.bkn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Excited to see this world of Linux. A general question came in mind
> regarding the origin of Linux.
> Well, it (Linux) is basically a kernel -- perhaps same in majority of all
> the distros, almost all. Well, openSUSE also uses the technique of .rpm
> which is again Red Hat Package Manager. So basically i get to know that it
> was initially in Linux two sides -- 1) debian 2) rpm (as already discussed)
> but just wanted to know that openSUSE also has been derived from Redhat like
> many other distros have....?
> And out of debian and .rpm, both seem to be the oldest but I guess debian is
> more old...? Was just talking of linux not unix (like freebsd).

You might find this interesting - be sure to look at the timeline.



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