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GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline

Distribution Start Year End Year

Auditor Security < Kanotix < KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

Parsix 2005
Backtrack 2006

Caldera < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

SCO 2002 2003
Redmond 2001 2002

Corel < Debian < GNU/Linux

Xandros 2001

Damn Small Linux < KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

DSL-N 2006

Debian < GNU/Linux

Libranet 1999 2006
Storm 1999 2001
Skolelinux 2001
Lindows 2001 2004
DeMuDi 2002 2006
Impi 2003
Guadalinex 2004
Ubuntu 2004
Elive 2004
Sidux 2006
BOSS 2006
grml 2004
Bluewall 2003
MEPIS 2003 2004
KNOPPIX 2003
LinEx 2002
Progeny 2001 2007
Corel 1999 2001

DILINUX < GNU/Linux

DOSLINUX 1997 1997

Enoch < GNU/Linux

Gentoo 2002

esmith < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

SME Server 2001

Fedora Core < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

Berry 2004
Atmission 2004
AsianLinux 2005
Ekaaty 2006
Momonga 2004
FoX 2005
Fedora 2007

Gentoo < Enoch < GNU/Linux

VidaLinux 2004
RR4 2005 2006
Kororaa 2005
BinToo 2006

GNU/Linux

Debian 1993
MCC Interim 1992 1995
TAMU 1992 1994
Yqqdrasil 1992 1995
SLS 1992 1994
Bogus 1993 1994
MINI 1995 1995
Xdenu 1994 1996
Trans-Ameritech 1995 1997
Linux Universe 1995 1998
Craftworks 1995 1998
DILINUX 1996 1998
Monkey 1996 1997
DLD/Delix 1993 1999
LST 1993 1997
Linux-FT 1995 1996
Red Hat 1994
Jurix 1996 1997
Enoch 1999 2002
eIT easyLinux 1998 2001
Linux From Scratch 1999
Rock Linux 1998
CRUX 2001
Arch 2002
dyne:bolic 2001
GoboLinux 2002
Ark 2003
SmoothWall GPL 2000 2003
EnGarde 2001
Blue Point 1999 2001
Yoper 2003
Pardus 2005
Puppy 2002
Beehive 2000 2003
Kate Linux 2004 2005
Sourerer 2001
Ututo 2000
United Linux 2002 2003
Specifix 2004 2005

Kanotix < KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

Auditor Security Linux 2004 2006

Kate Linux < GNU/Linux

KateOS 2005

KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

Kurumin 2003
Damn Small Linux 2003
Shabdix 2003 2004
Bioknoppix 2004
Symphony 2005
Mophix 2003
KoppMyth 2003
Kanotix 2003
Whoppix 2004 2005

Kubuntu < Ubuntu < Debian < GNU/Linux

Ulteo 2006

Lindows < Debian < GNU/Linux

Linspire 2004

Linspire < Lindows < Debian < GNU/Linux

Freespire 2006

Mandrake < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

Virtual 2000 2003
ALT Linux 2001
PCLinuxOS 2003
blackPanter 2003
OpenSLS 2004 2004
Mandriva 2005

MEPIS < Debian < GNU/Linux

SimplyMEPIS 2004

Minislack < Slackware < SLS < GNU/Linux

Zenwalk 2005

Mophix < KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

ZoneCD 2004

OpenSLS < Mandrake < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

Annvix 2004

Peanut < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

aLinux 2005

Red Hat < GNU/Linux

WGS Linux Pro 1995 1997
Caldera 1996 2002
Conectiva 1996 2005
Mandrake 1998 2005
esmith 1998 2001
Kondara 1999 2002
Immunix 1999 2004
Trustix 2000
ELX 2000
SuperRescue 2001 2003
HP secure 2001 2002
LinuxInstall 2002 2003
CentOS 2004
Scientific 2004
White Box 2004
LinuxPPC 1997 2001
PLD 1997
Turbolinux 1998
Eurielex 1998 2001
Yellow Dog 1999
Armed 1999 2002
Peanut 1999 2005
Red Flag 1999
Eridani 1999 2003
Happy 2000 2002
Miracle 2000
Aurora 2000
Bayanihan 2002
Aurox 2002
BLAG 2002
AnNyung 2003
BU Linux 2003
Fedora Core 2003 2007
Tao 2003 2006
BioBrew 2004
StartCom 2004

Redmond < Caldera < Red Hat < GNU/Linux

Lycoris 2002 2005

rPath < Specifix < Gentoo < Enoch < GNU/Linux

Oz 2006

RR4 < Gentoo < Enoch < GNU/Linux

Sabayon 2006

S.u.S.E < Slackware < SLS < GNU/Linux

SuSE 1998 2004

Slackware < SLS < GNU/Linux

S.u.S.E 1994 1998
Stampede 1997 2001
Vector 2000
SLAX 2002
EvilEntity 2002 2004
AUSTRUMI 2004
Minislack 2004 2005
Voltalinux 2005
Sauver 2006
Bluewhite 2006
DeLi 2002
DARKSTAR 2004
Frugalware 2004
NimbleX 2005
How-Tux 2006

SLS < GNU/Linux

Slackware 1993

SmoothWall GPL < GNU/Linux

IPCop 2001
SmoothWall Express 2003

Sourerer < GNU/Linux

Source Mage 2002
Lunar 2002

Specifix < Gentoo < Enoch < GNU/Linux

rPath 2005
Foresight 2005

SuSE < S.u.S.E < Slackware < SLS < GNU/Linux

SUSE 2004
Sun JDS 2003 2005
openSUSE 2006
Caixa Magica 2000
Astaro 2001

Ubuntu < Debian < GNU/Linux

Beatrix 2004 2005
Kubuntu 2005
nUbuntu 2005
Linux Mint 2006
Edubuntu 2005
Xubuntu 2006
gNewSense 2006

Whoppix KNOPPIX < Debian < GNU/Linux

WHAX 2005 2006

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