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2. Red Hat Linux


This "family" of distributions has been the most popular over quite a few years, but has seen a parade of vendors come and go, and all appear to be heading into business models involving a lesser degree of releasing the collections of software as "free software".

2.1. Red Hat Derivatives

With the great popularity of Red Hat's collection of "Linux software," many have built distributions that are more or less derivative of it, all using the RPM package management tool.

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