... that kinda bugs me about the article is..
"Back in the early days, new, obscure distributions were popping up daily. Oh sure, most of them were spinoffs of Red Hat, Mandriva, SuSE, or Debian."
Isn't Mandriva based on RedHat? And SuSE Based on Slackware, and Slackware missing all together?
At least as far as actual original distributions the others were built upon?