Love co-founded Caldera, one of two Linux sellers to hold an initial public offering but a company that failed to achieve financial success. In response to that lackluster performance, Love was instrumental
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In a statement, Love praised Progeny's effort to create tools that work on several different versions of Linux.
One of the key differences between Debian and more widely used Linux versions from market leader Red Hat and second-place SuSE Linux is the mechanism by which software can be installed and updated. Progeny and Debian use software called the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT), whereas Red Hat and SuSE use the Red Hat Package Manager, or RPM.
Recent changes to Debian include a version of Red Hat's Anaconda installation software and a project to let APT use RPM updates, according to an October posting from Debian founder and Progeny Chairman Ian Murdock.