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The source(s) from which all Linux distributions spring: Debian, Slackware, and

I came across this Linux distribution timeline today and found it fascinating. Truly a picture is worth a thousand words or, in the case of Linux, a thousand (thereabouts Linux distributions.
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Virtually every other Linux distribution branches out from these three “trunks.” I'm not sure if this indicates the inherent quality of these distributions, or if it has more to do with the vagaries of history, but it's interesting to me that SUSE, a variant of Slackware, despite being a very strong distribution, has only given root to three seedlings (Astaro, Caixa Magica, and Sun JDS), whereas Ubuntu has sprouted many.

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