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Article Source Linux Journal
September 19, 2009, 8:26 am

Why is it that Linux distros divide and multiply? And do we have a better name for how and why that's done than, say, "forking"?

That question goes through my mind when I look at the ever-changing Top 100 list at DistroWatch, and when I look, for example, at the many children of Debian, including grandchildren through Ubuntu.

 

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