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Old 06-02-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Linux Family Tree -- Where Slackware Fits


http://www.linuxlinks.com/portal/new...70528113740321

I thought this visual representation of where Slackware came from and what distributions derive from Slackware was very interesting. You can also track any other of your favorite distros.

Very cool chart! I thought I'd share.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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Agree! its a cool chart.

I even just know there is a chart like this. The family of Linux.

Thank you verh much for sharing.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by unixfool

Very cool chart! I thought I'd share.
Very cool indeed:-) Thanks for the link, unixfool!
 
Old 06-02-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Hmmm.... I always thought Slackware was circa 1991... Maybe that's when Pat first started it up but didn't "release" until 93...

That is an interesting chart..
 
Old 06-02-2007, 12:46 PM   #5
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Interesting that Suse derives from Slackware ... yet is RPM-based and more like Red Hat.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 01:11 PM   #6
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From what I have read, SuSe started as a localised Slackware, and then changed to a RedHat base when rpms became popular.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link
 
Old 06-07-2007, 04:00 PM   #8
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I think that this chart is a simplified model (obviously)
 
Old 06-07-2007, 08:58 PM   #9
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Kind of interesting to see what distros sprouted
from.

Nice
 
Old 06-07-2007, 09:05 PM   #10
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I still have my original copy of Yggdrasil along with the The Linux Bible / The GNU Testament. I aways wondered what happened to Yggdrasil as they would seem to be the first Live Linux CD. I wonder if it would still boot all the way to X

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:07 PM   #11
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I remember when I was buying Slackware from Walnut Creek....too bad I don't have those original CD's.

I noticed a few oddities.

College Linux isn't listed, It started from a Slackware base, then switched to Debian? I was disappointed to hear about it.

Also, If a distro changes bases (like Linspire/Freespire) from Debian to Ubantu...I think the dristro should just stop at one point on the chart and pickup from the new base. That'd probably make an insanely HUGE chart.

What was this chart created with? Very nice output! A very nice look at Linux history.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 11:16 PM   #12
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Also, If a distro changes bases (like Linspire/Freespire) from Debian to Ubantu...I think the dristro should just stop at one point on the chart and pickup from the new base. That'd probably make an insanely HUGE chart.
Since Ubuntu is also Debian based just add a dotted line to Ubuntu?

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Old 06-10-2007, 01:52 AM   #13
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I think that distros like Suse should include a line pointing to Redhat as well, as it uses RPMs.

Something like:
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Slackware ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Suse                                    |_____________________________________________________________________________
Redhat                   _________________________________|_______________________________________________________
Fedora                                                                                                                                                       |______________
(Excuse my drawing )

--Ian

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Old 06-10-2007, 05:31 AM   #14
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I think that distros like Suse should include a line pointing to Redhat as well, as it uses RPMs.
But it was originally based upon Slackware.

Betcha didn't know that Slackware lets you install RPMs...
 
Old 04-23-2008, 12:40 PM   #15
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I don't know if I like the way they map Knoppix, Whoppix, Whax, and Backtrack. It also shows Auditor Security Linux merging with Backtrack, but only on the Debian fork...there's no mention of the fact that Backtrack is now based soley on Slackware(or rather, it is not depicted anywhere within the Slackware tree that Backtrack began as Slackware).

I may send an e-mail to the maintainer.

Then again, the chart only tracks until the end of 2007 (then again again, Backtrack was created before the end of 2007).

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