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Re: [opensuse] Basic learning tutorials query
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

openSUSE is much like RedHat in that both use the basic RPM package
management (underneath the friendlier Yum and Yumex overlays, which roughly
correspond to Zypper and YaST2) and similar (1,2,3,5) runlevels. Debian runs
on only two runlevels, and basic deb packaging (underneath the friendlier
apt & aptitude overlays). These elementary similarities and differences have
little to no impact to most users, but can confuse those trying to learn how
the underpinnings and command line tools work. Keep this in mind when books
talk about similarities and differences between RedHat & Debian, and
remember to focus on the RedHat discussion. For most purposes books about
RedHat have applied to openSUSE, but note that RedHat is a commercial
distribution with a free counterpart called Fedora, similar in concept to
openSUSE's relationship to commercial counterparts SLED & SLES.

Oh well, it means basically there are two types of linux - 1) rpm 2)
deb and I am going for 1) rpm. NOW in this rpm man distros come like
openSUSE, fedora, etc.. and in deb other distros come like ubuntu,
debian, etc.. , is it like this?

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