Gone But Not Forgotten: Five Great Linux Distributions That Did Not Survive (DistroWatch Weekkly #311)

Posted by caitlyn on Jul 13, 2009 10:58 AM EDT
DistroWatch; By Caitlyn Martin and Chris Smart
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If you looked at DistroWatch for a typical day five or six years ago you'd see a lot of familiar Linux distributions with announcements. You also would likely see some names that would be unfamiliar if you are relatively new to Linux. Currently the DistroWatch database contains 278 discontinued distributions and 36 more that are listed as dormant. Of these 314 distributions and countless others that never were listed on DistroWatch at all there are many which are probably best forgotten. There are others which were promising but for one reason or another were abandoned. A smaller number were truly exceptional but still failed to survive. This week I decided to wax nostalgic and look at five that seemed special to me at one time or another. Obviously this list is based on my personal experience. If you've been around Linux for a long time you might have a list of your own.

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OpenLinux - Sigh. dinotrac 10 1,157 Jul 14, 2009 4:40 PM
I remember Caldera Linux tuxchick 16 1,986 Jul 14, 2009 4:33 PM

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