GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline 11.1

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  • Discontinued distros: none
  • Added 11 distros (total 330): 64Studio, Arabian, Chromium OS, Lihuen, LinuxConsole, MoonOS, OpenWRT, Swift, Ultimate Edition, Unity, Zorin OS
  • Fixed: Android (not a GNU/Linux distro)
  • Renamed project to “GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline”
  • Contributors: Claes Wallin, Daniel James, Federico Tello Gentile, The Loeki
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2.2

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  1. I find it strange that there isn’t a big line from RedHat to SuSE. There is one from some distro (maybe SCO? difficult to make read), but SuSE took RPM, system configuration (to some extend), maybe other thing from RedHat.

  2. @Frédéric:
    You’re right – there should be a dotted line from RH to SUSE.

    The line you see from SUSE at the end of 2002 goes to United Linux (the SCO, SUSE, Conectiva and Turbolinux consortium).

  3. I think Quirky Linux must be connected to Puppy Linux with a dotted line.

  4. @erkin:
    Right, thanks!
    Besides, it would have been nice if you posted a link with the info, so we don’t have to search again what you already found.

  5. @openredes:
    Thanks for the heads up!

    By ‘printable version’, do you mean splitting the image up into several files?
    I’m not sure if we should dictate a specific format/size for this, especially since there is an awesome tool called PosteRazor that does this automatically for you (it should be available through your distro’s package repository).

  6. I also would like to point out that Android is not actually a GNU/Linux distribution. It uses a modified Linux kernel, but it doesn’t use the GNU userland.
    Opinion: Maybe operating systems that “only” use the Linux kernel (such as Android and embedded Linux devices) and the ones that “only” uses the GNU userland (such as BSD OSes and OSes that use the HURD kernel) can be included?..

  7. @erkin:
    Yep, that’s why we removed Android from the current release.

    Our policy is AND-inclusive, and while being OR-inclusive certainly has benefits, there’s always the question where to draw the line.
    I don’t think including our BSD data would fit in well, and while OSX uses a lot of GNU utilities, it’s not really on topic either.
    Expanding to “near”-GNU/Linux distros like Android or Arch Hurd is an interesting idea though. We’ll keep it in mind, but personally I prefer a rather strict definition.

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