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Generations and distributions of Linux distros - Linux Family Structure

The generation of Linux distros from the basic Linux is as follows.


The major distros evolved from the Linux are:

1. Debian
2. SLS
3. Red Hat
4.Crux
5. Puppy Linux
6. Dyne: Bolic
7. Enoch


These are the major derivations of Linux distros. But the game still not ended. Again the new derivations of distros came. They are mainly classified into deb based and rpm based. The Debian Linux and its derivatives are known as deb based distros. All Linux distros except Debian inherited are called rpm based distros.


Deb based Linux distros

1. Ubuntu
2. Linspire
3. Knoppix


Ubuntu is again inherited by:

i. Open GUE
ii. Linux Mint


Knoppix is again inherited by:

i. Damn Small Linux


Now we can check the major rpm based distros and their derivatives.

Rpm based Linux distros

1. SLS
2. Red Hat
3. Crux
4. Puppy Linux
5. Dyme: Bolic
6. Enoch


SLS is inherited by:

I. Slackware

Slackware is again inherited by:

i. Zenwalk
ii. Suse

The Linux distro SUSE is again inherited by Open Suse.


Red Hat is inherited by the following distros.

i. Caldera
ii. Centos
iii. Fedora Linux
iv. Mandriva

Mandriva is again inherited by PCos Linux


The crux is inherited by:

i. Arch Linux


Enoch is inherited by:

i. Gentoo


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