Blind vs. mainstream distros

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Apr 23 22:14:14 UTC 2017

Sorry, it's been a while since I heard Red Hat refer to the distribution 
and not the company. Plus I thought it had already been made clear that 
Fedora isn't a derivative of any other distro. I probably should have 
known what you meant though. Sorry for being so dense.

Here's an article explaining how Fedora and RHEL work together

Here's another article where 
it says the following:

Ubuntu is based off of Debian, but Fedora is not a derivative of another 
Linux distribution and has a more direct relationship with many upstream 
projects by using newer versions of their software.

On 23/04/17 16:37, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> To clarify, I was under the impression that Fedora was, at least
> originally, a derivative of RedHat Enterprise Linux and that the term
> RedHat was typically used both for the company and for the distro that
> bears their name(and perhaps it was presumptuous of me to think it was
> obvious I meant Redhat the distro and not Redhat the company in my
> previous post). Granted, there are so many distros and things change
> so much between major releases of the long lived distros that it's
> easy to get things mixed up, especially if you don't actively follow
> development of distros other than the one you use on a daily basis,
> and the last time I touched Fedora was before Ubuntu came on the
> scene(I believe it was Ubuntu 5.10 that had me making the shift from
> Windows to Linux if I remember correctly and I haven't step foot out
> of the Debian family since).

Christopher (CJ)
chaltain at Gmail

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