[lug] debian

Kirk Rafferty kirk at fpcc.net
Wed Sep 24 13:47:05 MDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 24, 2003 at 10:20:01AM -0600, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
> --On Monday, September 22, 2003 03:58:19 PM -0600 Kirk Rafferty
> <kirk at fpcc.net> wrote:
> > 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. :)
> I don't condemn RedHat users although I mostly run SuSE.

I hope I didn't inadvertantly imply that you were condemning Red Hat.
I meant that in a general sense.

> However, I do have to admit that it bugs me when people think RedHat
> IS Linux and every other distro descends from RedHat.

Agreed.  For some reason, people feel the need to associate products with
a brand.  (i.e., Kleenex, Xerox, etc.)  Red Hat managed to land that coup,
although I don't know why. (if you really think about it, Slackware
should have inherited that mantle.)  To their credit, they've managed to
resist exploiting it.  Looking back at Sun's "We put the dot in dot com"
posing, I think we can all be happy that the "Red Hat IS Linux" campaign
never happened.

> Of course RedHat also innovates and SuSE also markets - lets not forget
> who developed RPM ;)

Oh, cheap shot! :) (but probably well deserved...)


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