"It isn't enough just to create a great distribution these days;
you also have to create a distribution that can spawn offspring to
further that greatness. All the major distributions including
Slackware, Red Hat, SUSE, Gentoo, and Debian have reproduced to the
point where the children scarcely look like the parent. Now the
children have grown up enough to begin procreating new and exciting
distributions of their own for every whim and user type.
"Ubuntu Linux, based on Debian, is one of those prolific parents
that produce new offspring on a regular basis. A few new
Ubuntu-based distributions have converted from other distributions
to join the ever-growing Ubuntu family. Some of Ubuntu's offspring
have gone on to become multimedia moguls, foreign language
speakers, Christians, Muslims, and security experts..."