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Ars Technica: Progeny Brings Red Hat and Debian Closer Together

Oct 27, 2003, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Woodward)

"On Friday afternoon, Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian GNU/Linux project and co-founder of Progeny, announced a status update of his company's Debian work. Murdock made two very important announcements: the porting of Red Hat's Anaconda installer tool to Debian, and a modification of Debian's APT package tool which will allow it to use both RedHat and Debian packages.

"The first announcement is most relevant to Debian users, who have long complained about Debian's 'archaic' installer. Several 'easy to install' Debian variants have been created over the years; none of them has been commercially successful. Progeny Linux was one of these variants. Despite its excellent installer, Progeny's distribution suffered the same fate as many of the other commercial Debian projects. The company itself lived on, without much visibility, until today's announcement..."

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