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12 May 2005

Debian Ecosystem

Today I spotted an interesting article, Debian Is Different. The author suggests that because Debian's build and assembly process is open and transparent it has become the most popular distribution to use as a base for creating another distribution on top of. Interestingly Debian has become the base of some very popular commercial and non-commercial distributions.

Some argue that the attention the children are getting hurting the parent, however at the moment I think everyone is helping each other, and the greater good of "Debian GNU/Linuxes" is benefitting.

Some of the most popular Linux distros at the moment are Debian based, as are many of the most popular newbie friendly commercial distros. Here are but a few of the many distros based on Debian: