[lug] debian

Kirk Rafferty kirk at fpcc.net
Mon Sep 22 15:58:19 MDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 03:12:26PM -0600, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> I strongly disagree.  SuSE is way different than RedHat, although it
> also uses RPM.  FYI - SuSE is quite a bit older than RedHat and only
> since both distros tried to become LSB compliant they feel somewhat
> similar.  Mandrake is a RH derivative.

Ferdinand is correct, SuSE and Red Hat are very different.  This is one of
the reason that Red Hat and SuSE "fans" are so fervent in their support
of one, and condemnation of the other. :)

However, I have to disagree that SuSE is "quite a bit older than RedHat."

SuSE was "established in 1992" (I don't know the exact month):

Red Hat started in March, 1993:

Not that it matters.  Both are great distros, and you really couldn't go
wrong with either one.

Best regards,

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