Unix and Linux - A legacy


The various Linux and Unix are usually derived from other Unix/Linux.

View a summary of the legacy of major distributions:


This pattern is deliberately simplified for readability and the features below are not specified:

  • Release dates
  • Type of license
  • Type of Kernel
  • Unix and Linux
  • For more detailed information (especially on Unix heritage), see:
  • More comprehensive schema for the legacy Linux
    • http://www.kde-look.org/CONTENT/content-files/44218-linuxdistrotimeline-7.2.png
    • Wikipedia

Thanks to sebsauvage for this tip.

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