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News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.

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News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.
The DistroWatch web site was first published on 31 May 2001. The concept started as a very simple table comprising of 5 major distributions and the chart only compared a few features (price, version, release date) and a few package versions (Kernel, KDE, Gnome, XFree86, Apache). Trying to make it slightly more comprehensive and useful (and failing to find anything similar and up-to-date on the Internet), I have kept adding more distributions, features and packages until the table reached fairly reasonable state in terms of information provided. At that stage, I decided to share the table with the Linux community worldwide and moved it from a spreadsheet into an HTML document. More Info »

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DistroWatch (sometimes referred to as was added by Valentin in Dec 2009 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on DistroWatch in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on DistroWatch or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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