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ArchLinux

I didn't know ArchLinux came totally from Crux. I was under the impression it had some LinuxFromScratch roots in there.

Ark

It's interesting how he represented Ark as well, with it on a path all by itself but a dotted line from Red Hat.

He did a wonderful job on that graphic.

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Ark

True, Ark shouldn't have a path by itself. It is clearly a Redhat fork. Bero forked Ark from Redhat 7.2 and started developing it independently from there.

Linux Distro Cross-Reference?

I work mostly on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora systems (and mostly via the CLI), so when working on a Debian or SUSE system, I'm always hitting Google trying to find the proper applet or syntax or file location.

Does anyone know of a good Distro cross reference cheat-sheet?

Something like: Yum = Apt-Get = Yast2, and where all the normal config files are stashed.

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Linux 4.11-rc8

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