Awesome Linux Timeline Updated


There is a blog out there on the Internet called Futurist.  I am not completely sure what is there because all of the links are basic geometric shapes, and there is obviously a purpose here that i am not aware.

Never-the-less, this Futurist person has put together an awesome and gigantic chart showing the history of Linux and documents, quite clearly, where the forks in the road were (are).

It’s fun.  I can find the point when I first bought a Linux distribution at Half-Price books in the ’90s.  I can also see where things started to get serious.  Then I can see how i got to where I am today!

It seems to be all here from my vantage point.  Slackware, Red Hat, Debian.  I can’t find Android or WebOS though…

Where do you fall?
















































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About Dean Howell

Aside from being a huge Sega fan, Dean is an LPIC certified Linux professional with over a decade experience. In addition to spending his free time burning through the classics from Sega and evangelizing open source, he's also the editor-in-cheif of The Powerbase.
  • Tom Hunter

    Overall, it’s very good, however there are a few innaccuracies with a some of the less popular distros. KateOS was an old favourite of mine and it was Slackware-based, while this timeline shows no relation between the two. In addition, its last release was unfortunately in autumn of 2007 and development has stopped since 2008, but the timline has it going into 2010. It was sadly not among the distros that came back to life last year like Slax and Damn Small Linux.