LWN Distributions List
It's that time of year again -- the time when we look at how the
has changed over the past
year. Last year's update can be found here
. At that time the list had 485 "active"
distributions, with an additional 58 listings in the Historical section.
This year the list has grown to 491 active distributions, but down to 56 in
the Historical listing.
We define a historical distribution as one that is no longer under
development, but we leave them on the list as long as there is still code
to be found. As always, it can be a challenge separating the slow-paced
distributions from the historical ones. There are, inevitably, some
projects that are still in the active part of the list that have not been
developed in years. Occasionally historical projects come out with new
releases. Distributions will be removed from the list if their website
times out repeatedly over a period of time, but that's not the end of it.
Entries are moved to an internal list, where they are rechecked a few more
times. Sometimes projects come back and are re-added to the list.
In the last year every link on the list has been checked at least once.
Almost half the list has been checked again. In addition to regular link
checking, new distributions are added and existing entries are updated with
new releases and other information. We do our best to keep the list
up-to-date. That said, if you know of distributions that should be added,
or removed, or changed in any way, just let us know.
Now it's time to say goodbye to the distributions that have been removed in
the last year, in no particular order. Brutalware, Progeny Componentized
Linux, herbix, BeatrIX Linux, Deep-Water/Linux, distccKNOPPIX,
LinuxDefender Live!, LNX-BBC, Mandows, Mediainlinux, RunOnCD, RxLinux,
LinuxInstall.org, Turkix, XoL, Aleph ARMlinux, UltraLinux, epiOS, APAWS
Linux with Gallery, Linux for Windows 9X, Phat Linux, GNU/Linux
TerminalServer for Schools, BSLinux, CAEN Linux, FlightLinux, Laonux,
LibraNet GNU/Linux, Linux in a Pillbox (LIAP), Mastodon, Phlak, PHP
Solutions Live, Sentinix, slimlinux, Snootix, Tunix, uOS, Icepack Linux and
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