Mar 12, 2010

The Linux Distro Timeline

Asking how many Linux distributions are out there is like asking how many stars are in the sky. There are so many that if you spent the next few years trying to count, you probably wouldn’t even get half way. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but you get the point. Not sure how accurate this is, but according to WikiAnswers, there are over 600 distributions, not all of which are active.

Despite the many that are there today like all things Linux began with one Distro. The first one was released back in 1992 and was called MCC Interim. From that first seed came some distros that are still around today like Slackware and Suse.

I found a chart showing the timeline of Linux over the years, and it provides an interesting look at how it all began, and how many of the Linux distros got their start. Check it out!


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What is your favorite distro? What makes it your favorite? Have you tried any other’s? Let us know in the comments.

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