Debian GNU/k Free BSD was introduced as a "technology preview" along with squeeze (6.0). An unofficial Debian GNU/Hurd 2017 release happened June 18, 2017.
Leap 42.1 was was released November 4, 2015 and reached eol May 16, 2017. provides one of the the best known Linux distributions in the world.
open SUSE Leap 42.2 was released November 16, 2016 (eol in January 2018). In 2003 the company announced its decision to drop its popular Red Hat Linux in order to concentrate on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux line.
open SUSE used to offer a new release every 8 months with 18 months of support, but now offers two options.
Tumbleweed uses a rolling release model that updates to the latest stable software, with frequent snapshots.
Fedora 21 for Power was released December 17, 2014.
Fedora 21 for IBM System z was released December 18, 2014. Fedora 23 for aarch64 and Power were released November 3, 2015.
LWN has been tracking Linux distributions since 1999.
Early versions of the list consisted of links on the side bars of the weekly Distribution page.
Wheezy will receive security updates from the Debian LTS team until May 31, 2018. The tenth "jessie" point release, version 8.10, was released December 9, 2017. The third "stretch" point release, Debian 9.3 was released December 9, 2017.