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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Not too long ago I wrote a similar article about the top three distributions of the Debian side in the Linux family, but as a true Linux geek I would never want to forget the entire other side of the Linux family, probably best known as the “RPM family”.
All of these Linux distributions use .rpm files as installable packages rather than the .deb files which belong to the Debian family. So, let’s get started!
Fedora can be seen in many respects as the big mother of the RPM family, just as Debian is the big mother of the Debian family. This is in part because Fedora is made from scratch and isn’t derived from another distribution, and a good number of distributions are based off Fedora (although not nearly as many that are based off of Debian). Fedora is almost entirely controlled by the community, sponsored and funded by Red Hat.