GNU/Linux distro timeline

Cliparts

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

0
Score 50.0%
Description:

*** *** *** ***
NOTE:

This page is no longer maintained, see http://futurist.se/gldt for updated versions.
*** *** *** ***

This is a timeline/cladogram of GNU/Linux distributions.

Check the README (available in SVG link) for details.

Want to help out? Get in touch:
Web: http://futurist.se/gldt
E-mail: andreas@futurist.se

Based on "Línea del tiempo Distribuciones Linux" by A. Sandoval (alexdark).
Last changelog:

12 years ago

7.6 (2007-06-21)
* Added 50 distros: Armed, Asianux, Momonga, Berry, Bogus, Tao, Aurora, Backtrack (WHAX, Whoppix, Auditor Security Linux), BeatrIX, Shabdix, Bioknoppix, Linux Universe, eIT easyLinux, Bayanihan, MINI, Monkey, Ututo, AnNyung, BU Linux, Voltalinux, DOSLINUX (DILINUX), Bluewall, BinToo, LinuxPPC, Eridani, blackPanther, Happy, grml, BioBrew, Miracle, Kondara, Immunix, ELX, LinuxInstall, HP Secure, EvilEntity, SuperRescue, AUSTRUMI, BOSS, Bluewhite64, Trans-Ameritech, WGS Linux Pro, Xdenu, Craftworks, Linux-FT, AsianLinux (Thanks Andrea, Henrik, D. Gimpelevich, M. Prokop, D. Hill)
* Fixed Progeny, KANOTIX/Sidux, DeLi, Fedora (Fedora Core), Annvix (OpenSLS) (Thanks D. Gimpelevich)
* Renamed to "GNU/Linux distro timeline" and licensed it under GFDL.
* Finally a SVG version, thanks to the very helpful A. Urošević.

7.5 (2007-05-08)
* Added 34 distros: gNewSense, Linux Mint, Sidux, How-Tux, Skolelinux, e-smith/SME Server, Eurielec, SmoothWall, IPCop, Ulteo, Impi, Trustix, Elive, ALT Linux, Annvix, ATmission, Kurumin, Aurox, StartCom, Caixa Mágica, DARKSTAR, NimbleX, Sauver, DeLi, DeMuDi, GoboLinux, Parsix, Gnu-HALO, DSL-N, KnoppMyth, ZoneCD, nUbuntu, Oz. (Thanks janet, maco, B4ShHK, Thomas Bliesener, Tsunemi, tarumbar, Smarter, Lí­us F. Carneiro, Jake Neumann, REVTUX)
* Fixed Turbolinux/United Linux, Ubuntu/Freespire, Damn Small Linux, PLD, Stampede based on Slackware, Astaro based on SUSE, SLAX (Thanks duder, David Orban, Dylan Griffiths, Lars Strand, Mariusz Mazur, Jake Neumann)
* Removed SELinux (Thanks Graham White)

7.2 (2007-02-28)
* Added 16 distros: Pardus, Linux From Scratch, SELinux, EnGarde, TAMU, DLD/Delix, LST, Yellow Dog, Turbolinux, Rock Linux, Freespire, openSUSE, United Linux, PLD, Kate Linux/KateOS. (Thanks Pawel Michalik, B. Kandemir, T. Ainsworth)
* Fixed MCC, SLS, Slackware, Libranet, Arch, Frugalware. (Thanks D. Gimpelevich)

6.9 (2006-09-25)
* Added 3 distros: Ekaaty, Virtual Linux, Beehive. (Thanks tosta, nightwriter)

6.8.4 (2006-08-30)
* Added 11 distros: Caldera/SCO, Redmond/Lycoris, Libranet, Peanut/aLinux, Scientific, BLAG, dyne:bolic, Symphony OS.
* Fixed PCLinuxOS, Source Mage. (Thanks ruskie)

6.8.3 (2006-08-26)
* Added 3 distros: SimplyMEPIS, Storm, Progeny. (Thanks D. Gimpelevich, Moises, Jeff Self)
* Fixed Vector, Damn Small Linux. (Thanks J. Grindstone, D. Gimpelevich)

6.8.2 (2006-08-20)
* Added 14 distros: MCC, Yggdrasil, Stampede, Yoper, Sorcerer, Lunar, Source Mage, Enoch, Jurix, Specifix, Guadalinex, Edubuntu, RR4/RR64/Sabayon. (Thanks nightwriter + others)

6.8.1 (2006-08-16)
* Fixed SUSE, removed openSUSE until its official release. (Thanks M. Schlander)

6.8 (2006-08-14)
* First one.

C

npu

12 years ago

Yep, I already fixed MEPIS for the next version which is work in progress so far :) Thanks!

And openSUSE will be added once a proper release is out.

Report

greeneg

12 years ago

PhoeNUX OS is an Ark alpha 12 / Mandriva LE2005 derivative started in 2005 with updated packages and quickly becoming its own flavor. We are in heavy need of new developers which is why we've yet to have a major release.

See http://www.phoenuxos.com/ for more information.

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Thanks for the info. However I couldn't find any way to download PhoeNUX OS from the webpage or elsewhere, and it is not listed at distrowatch.com. (Or is it, but by another name?)

I'll add it once a proper release is out, for sure.

Report

wedderburn

12 years ago

nice work you done here..
missing one linux
Lycoris
it got bought out by mandriva awhile ago

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Thanks wedderburn,
I have yet to add Lycoris, which was based on Caldera, which I definitely need help with. I'd appreciate it if anyone could explain the story behind Lycoris/Caldera/SCO/United Linux (/Corel?). :)

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Lycoris, Caldera and SCO are added now, please let me know if I got things wrong.

Report

linuxcolor

12 years ago

Yes yes one of the best job u done..

Report

cimi86

12 years ago

could you add a little bit antialiasing on the circles?

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Those jagged circles are Kivios fault, and they annoy me too. :) With a little restructuring that would be possible, but on the other hand make updates more complicated. I'll give it a try.

Report

kism

12 years ago

SuSE isn't a derivative of RedHat???

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Apparently it was originally a German translation of Slackware. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUSE

Report

nightwriter

12 years ago

It might also be worth noting that SuSE and RH both have roots in Slackware. There is also another very important early distro missing. Ygdrassil. This is important because it was the first CD based distribution with installer.

Also Gentoo really has roots in the LFS project and more importantly it was a direct split from Sorceror Linux, not an independent start. Both Arch Linux and Sorceror predated Gentoo. I'd put it as
-------->sorceror--->Gentoo
|
lfs ------>
|
-------->Arch Linux

Finally there are some key missing distro's from the east. Turbo Linux (Japan) Easy-Linux-kr, Hancom and Alzza (Korea) (All Red Hat based) and more. Some helpful info available here http://www.linuxhq.com/dist.html old page but still useful for this project

I'm not complaining.. but in my own inept way trying to add to something of value.

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

nightwriter, thanks for the input! I added Yggdrasil and some others.

Naturally distros "give and take" from each other, but I haven't found any sources on Red Hat's connection to Slackware, or Gentoo being a split from Sorcerer. This story by the Gentoo founder D. Robbins give me the impression he started from scratch after he left Stampede: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-dist1.html

I'd love to add some more of the main Asian distros, but it's hard to find info on when they started (and died) and their connection to other distros.

I removed Linux From Scratch from alexdark's original, but I guess it would make sense to have it included. I could need some help with which distros are LSF-based though.

Perhaps it would be cool if the *BSD's were included as well... Any help on that appreciated too.

Report

gryphen

12 years ago

Even though I've only been using Linux for just over a year, there's still plenty I need to learn. Your chart will help me and others get a better understanding of the 'Big Picture'.

Report

C

npu

12 years ago

Thanks! All credit to alexdark who did the original, however. :)

Report

spktkpkt

12 years ago

...nice!

Report

garoth

12 years ago

Cool

Report

12 years ago

7.6 (2007-06-21)
* Added 50 distros: Armed, Asianux, Momonga, Berry, Bogus, Tao, Aurora, Backtrack (WHAX, Whoppix, Auditor Security Linux), BeatrIX, Shabdix, Bioknoppix, Linux Universe, eIT easyLinux, Bayanihan, MINI, Monkey, Ututo, AnNyung, BU Linux, Voltalinux, DOSLINUX (DILINUX), Bluewall, BinToo, LinuxPPC, Eridani, blackPanther, Happy, grml, BioBrew, Miracle, Kondara, Immunix, ELX, LinuxInstall, HP Secure, EvilEntity, SuperRescue, AUSTRUMI, BOSS, Bluewhite64, Trans-Ameritech, WGS Linux Pro, Xdenu, Craftworks, Linux-FT, AsianLinux (Thanks Andrea, Henrik, D. Gimpelevich, M. Prokop, D. Hill)
* Fixed Progeny, KANOTIX/Sidux, DeLi, Fedora (Fedora Core), Annvix (OpenSLS) (Thanks D. Gimpelevich)
* Renamed to "GNU/Linux distro timeline" and licensed it under GFDL.
* Finally a SVG version, thanks to the very helpful A. Urošević.

7.5 (2007-05-08)
* Added 34 distros: gNewSense, Linux Mint, Sidux, How-Tux, Skolelinux, e-smith/SME Server, Eurielec, SmoothWall, IPCop, Ulteo, Impi, Trustix, Elive, ALT Linux, Annvix, ATmission, Kurumin, Aurox, StartCom, Caixa Mágica, DARKSTAR, NimbleX, Sauver, DeLi, DeMuDi, GoboLinux, Parsix, Gnu-HALO, DSL-N, KnoppMyth, ZoneCD, nUbuntu, Oz. (Thanks janet, maco, B4ShHK, Thomas Bliesener, Tsunemi, tarumbar, Smarter, Lí­us F. Carneiro, Jake Neumann, REVTUX)
* Fixed Turbolinux/United Linux, Ubuntu/Freespire, Damn Small Linux, PLD, Stampede based on Slackware, Astaro based on SUSE, SLAX (Thanks duder, David Orban, Dylan Griffiths, Lars Strand, Mariusz Mazur, Jake Neumann)
* Removed SELinux (Thanks Graham White)

7.2 (2007-02-28)
* Added 16 distros: Pardus, Linux From Scratch, SELinux, EnGarde, TAMU, DLD/Delix, LST, Yellow Dog, Turbolinux, Rock Linux, Freespire, openSUSE, United Linux, PLD, Kate Linux/KateOS. (Thanks Pawel Michalik, B. Kandemir, T. Ainsworth)
* Fixed MCC, SLS, Slackware, Libranet, Arch, Frugalware. (Thanks D. Gimpelevich)

6.9 (2006-09-25)
* Added 3 distros: Ekaaty, Virtual Linux, Beehive. (Thanks tosta, nightwriter)

6.8.4 (2006-08-30)
* Added 11 distros: Caldera/SCO, Redmond/Lycoris, Libranet, Peanut/aLinux, Scientific, BLAG, dyne:bolic, Symphony OS.
* Fixed PCLinuxOS, Source Mage. (Thanks ruskie)

6.8.3 (2006-08-26)
* Added 3 distros: SimplyMEPIS, Storm, Progeny. (Thanks D. Gimpelevich, Moises, Jeff Self)
* Fixed Vector, Damn Small Linux. (Thanks J. Grindstone, D. Gimpelevich)

6.8.2 (2006-08-20)
* Added 14 distros: MCC, Yggdrasil, Stampede, Yoper, Sorcerer, Lunar, Source Mage, Enoch, Jurix, Specifix, Guadalinex, Edubuntu, RR4/RR64/Sabayon. (Thanks nightwriter + others)

6.8.1 (2006-08-16)
* Fixed SUSE, removed openSUSE until its official release. (Thanks M. Schlander)

6.8 (2006-08-14)
* First one.

12345678910
21
product-maker green-a-p Apr 28 2011 3 bad
product-maker Ubuntu88 Mar 03 2011 9 excellent
product-maker mdh3ll Jan 18 2011 3 bad
product-maker Count: 4 Rating: 5.0
File (click to download) Version Description Downloads Date Filesize DL OCS-Install
Pling
*Needs ocs-url or ocs-store to install things
Details
license
version
7.6
updated May 08 2010
added Aug 14 2006
downloads today
0
page views today 3
System Tags artwork clipart