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Old 03-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Family Tree of Linux Distros


http://www.kde-files.org/content/show.php?content=44218 -- homepage on kde-files.org
http://www.kde-files.org/CONTENT/con...meline-7.2.png -- actual image

I stumbled across this interesting graphic of the evolution of linux distros. Not sure how accurate it was, but interesting none-the-less.

EDIT: fixed the link to the most recent version. The previous was an older version here: http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6...timelinqv0.png

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Old 03-20-2007, 07:05 PM   #2
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woah... that's a pretty big graphic.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Interesting, I knew that Slackware is a spin-off from SLS, but never heard about MCC Interim, but its good to see that Slackware being the oldest derived Distro, it has been there the longest. (Notice I said derived, and not the oldest original distro, since that goes to Debian, clearly! Therefore the second oldest (original surviving) distro looks to be Red Hat.

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Old 03-21-2007, 02:01 AM   #4
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I didn't know that SuSE was based off of slackware
 
Old 03-21-2007, 02:08 AM   #5
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Yep, SUSE was originally a German translation of Slackware, until it became its own thing.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:43 AM   #6
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if you want an even more complicated famaliy tree try this one


it goes back to linuxes ancestores
http://www.levenez.com/unix/history.html#13

(ok it only shows vanila kerenel versions of linux, but if you showed all the disros itr woudl be even worse than it is now!

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Old 03-21-2007, 08:43 AM   #7
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All I can say for that one is:

"Wow!"
 
Old 03-21-2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeebizz
Interesting, I knew that Slackware is a spin-off from SLS, but never heard about MCC Interim, but its good to see that Slackware being the oldest derived Distro, it has been there the longest. (Notice I said derived, and not the oldest original distro, since that goes to Debian, clearly! Therefore the second oldest (original surviving) distro looks to be Red Hat.
No, it's the other way around. The oldest was Yggdrasil, the oldest distro still in existence is Slackware. Suse was originally a spin off from Slackware.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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Nice graph
There are some missing debian based distros:

http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debian.htm
 
Old 03-21-2007, 10:05 AM   #10
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...and this one, more concentrated on the "family tree" than the time line.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 10:10 AM   #11
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Nice one, thanks, for the curious it's done with kdissert, great tool.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johngreenwood
All I can say for that one is:

"Wow!"
the best thing is that its still being kept up to date!!

when i first saw it 2.6.20 wasnet out, i think 2.6.18 was the latest, but 2.6.20 was added within 24 hours of coming out!!!!!!


thast dedication for you
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #13
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I didn't know that solaris was based on SuSE
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:46 PM   #14
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I didn't know that solaris was based on SuSE
Where did you see that? I haven't found it...
 
Old 03-21-2007, 05:43 PM   #15
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But... it wasn't.. solaris is sun's unix, nor is it on the chart.
 
  


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