Red Hat Linux - Version History

Version History

Release dates drawn from announcements on comp.os.linux.announce. Version names are chosen as to be cognitively related to the prior release, yet not related in the same way as the release before that.

  • 1.0 (Mother's Day), November 3, 1994 (Linux 1.2.8)
  • 1.1 (Mother's Day+0.1), August 1, 1995 (Linux 1.2.11)
  • 2.0, September 20, 1995 (Linux 1.2.13-2)
  • 2.1, November 23, 1995 (Linux 1.2.13)
  • 3.0.3 (Picasso), May 1, 1996 (Linux 1.2.X) - first release supporting DEC Alpha
  • 4.0 (Colgate), October 3, 1996 (Linux 2.0.18) - first release supporting SPARC
  • 4.1 (Vanderbilt), February 3, 1997 (Linux 2.0.27)
  • 4.2 (Biltmore), May 19, 1997 (Linux 2.0.30-2)
  • 5.0 (Hurricane), December 1, 1997 (Linux 2.0.32-2)
  • 5.1 (Manhattan), May 22, 1998 (Linux 2.0.34-0.6)
  • 5.2 (Apollo), November 2, 1998 (Linux 2.0.36-0.7)
  • 6.0 (Hedwig), April 26, 1999 (Linux 2.2.5-15)
  • 6.1 (Cartman), October 4, 1999 (Linux 2.2.12-20)
  • 6.2 (Zoot), April 3, 2000 (Linux 2.2.14-5.0)
  • 7 (Guinness), September 25, 2000 (this release is labeled "7" not "7.0") (Linux 2.2.16-22)
  • 7.1 (Seawolf), April 16, 2001 (Linux 2.4.2-2)
  • 7.2 (Enigma), October 22, 2001 (Linux 2.4.7-10, Linux 2.4.9-21smp)
  • 7.3 (Valhalla), May 6, 2002 (Linux 2.4.18-3)
  • 8.0 (Psyche), September 30, 2002 (Linux 2.4.18-14)
  • 9 (Shrike), March 31, 2003 (Linux 2.4.20-8) (this release is labeled "9" not "9.0")

The Fedora and Red Hat Projects were merged on September 22, 2003.

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