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I'd like to know if there is any way to call the distros that are based on other distros, i.e., is there any noun that defines Elementary Os (which is based in Ubuntu) appart from distribution? Thanks!!

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    Respin? or just spin? or fork? or any of those kind of terms would do. AFAIK they are just called Ubuntu based distributions mostly. – Mark Kirby Sep 29 '16 at 21:11
  • Fork, Or spin. For ubuntu in particular people often use "flavor" – Gravy Sep 29 '16 at 21:47
  • Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, are you only looking for spin-offs of non-spin-off distributions? Or do you assume a first derivative to have the same name as a second derivative? – Anthon Sep 30 '16 at 5:30
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They're generally known as derived distributions or derivatives. This includes Ubuntu derivatives such as elementary OS.

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