This is an attempt to list Linux kernel releases in chronological order. Dates are taken from the file timestamps at http://www.kernel.org or from the timestamp on the top level directory that is extracted from each kernel archive. There may be some mistakes. That's life. Maybe this will be helpful to someone in spite of possible errors. Feel free to copy, distribute, and modify. 2003-12-22 Terry Vessels

Date format used: YYYY-MM-DD


DevelopmentStable Branches
v2.6v2.4v2.2v2.0v1.2v1.0
2006-06-18 linux-2.6.17
2006-03-20 linux-2.6.16
2006-01-02 linux-2.6.15
2005-11-16 linux-2.4.32
2005-10-27 linux-2.6.14
2005-08-28 linux-2.6.13
2005-06-17 linux-2.6.12
2005-05-31 linux-2.4.31
2005-04-03 linux-2.4.30
2005-03-02 linux-2.6.11
2005-01-19 linux-2.4.29
2004-12-24 linux-2.6.10
2004-11-17 linux-2.4.28
2004-10-19 linux-2.6.9
2004-08-14 linux-2.6.8.1
2004-08-13 linux-2.6.8
2004-08-07 linux-2.4.27
2004-06-16 linux-2.6.7
2004-05-10 linux-2.6.6
2004-04-14 linux-2.4.26
2004-04-04 linux-2.6.5
2004-03-11 linux-2.6.4
2004-02-25 linux-2.2.26
2004-02-18 linux-2.4.25
2004-02-18 linux-2.6.3
2004-02-07 linux-2.0.40
2004-02-04 linux-2.6.2
2004-01-08 linux-2.6.1
2004-01-05 linux-2.4.24
2003-12-17 linux-2.6.0
2003-11-28 linux-2.4.23
2003-11-26 linux-2.6.0-test11
2003-11-23 linux-2.6.0-test10
2003-10-25 linux-2.6.0-test9
2003-10-17 linux-2.6.0-test8
2003-10-08 linux-2.6.0-test7
2003-09-27 linux-2.6.0-test6
2003-09-25 linux-2.4.22
2003-09-08 linux-2.6.0-test5
2003-08-22 linux-2.6.0-test4
2003-08-08 linux-2.6.0-test3
2003-07-27 linux-2.6.0-test2
2003-07-13 linux-2.6.0-test1
2003-07-10 linux-2.5.75
2003-07-02 linux-2.5.74
2003-06-22 linux-2.5.73
2003-06-16 linux-2.5.72
2003-06-14 linux-2.5.71
2003-06-13 linux-2.4.21
2003-05-26 linux-2.5.70
2003-05-04 linux-2.5.69
2003-04-19 linux-2.5.68
2003-04-07 linux-2.5.67
2003-03-24 linux-2.5.66
2003-03-17 linux-2.5.65
2003-03-17 linux-2.2.25
2003-03-05 linux-2.2.24
2003-03-04 linux-2.5.64
2003-02-24 linux-2.5.63
2003-02-17 linux-2.5.62
2003-02-14 linux-2.5.61
2003-02-10 linux-2.5.60
2003-01-16 linux-2.5.59
2003-01-13 linux-2.5.58
2003-01-13 linux-2.5.57
2003-01-10 linux-2.5.56
2003-01-08 linux-2.5.55
2003-01-01 linux-2.5.54
2002-12-23 linux-2.5.53
2002-12-15 linux-2.5.52
2002-12-09 linux-2.5.51
2002-11-29 linux-2.2.23
2002-11-28 linux-2.4.20
2002-11-27 linux-2.5.50
2002-11-22 linux-2.5.49
2002-11-17 linux-2.5.48
2002-11-10 linux-2.5.47
2002-11-04 linux-2.5.46
2002-10-30 linux-2.5.45
2002-10-18 linux-2.5.44
2002-10-15 linux-2.5.43
2002-10-11 linux-2.5.42
2002-10-07 linux-2.5.41
2002-10-01 linux-2.5.40
2002-09-27 linux-2.5.39
2002-09-21 linux-2.5.38
2002-09-20 linux-2.5.37
2002-09-17 linux-2.5.36
2002-09-16 linux-2.2.22
2002-09-15 linux-2.5.35
2002-09-09 linux-2.5.34
2002-08-31 linux-2.5.33
2002-08-27 linux-2.5.32
2002-08-10 linux-2.5.31
2002-08-02 linux-2.4.19
2002-08-01 linux-2.5.30
2002-07-26 linux-2.5.29
2002-07-24 linux-2.5.28
2002-07-20 linux-2.5.27
2002-07-16 linux-2.5.26
2002-07-05 linux-2.5.25
2002-06-20 linux-2.5.24
2002-06-18 linux-2.5.23
2002-06-16 linux-2.5.22
2002-06-08 linux-2.5.21
2002-06-02 linux-2.5.20
2002-05-29 linux-2.5.19
2002-05-24 linux-2.5.18
2002-05-20 linux-2.5.17
2002-05-20 linux-2.2.21
2002-05-18 linux-2.5.16
2002-05-09 linux-2.5.15
2002-05-05 linux-2.5.14
2002-05-02 linux-2.5.13
2002-04-30 linux-2.5.12
2002-04-28 linux-2.5.11
2002-04-24 linux-2.5.10
2002-04-22 linux-2.5.9
2002-04-14 linux-2.5.8
2002-03-18 linux-2.5.7
2002-03-07 linux-2.5.6
2002-02-25 linux-2.4.18
2002-02-19 linux-2.5.5
2002-02-10 linux-2.5.4
2002-01-30 linux-2.5.3
2002-01-14 linux-2.5.2
2001-12-21 linux-2.4.17
2001-12-01 linux-2.5.1
2001-11-26 linux-2.4.16
2001-11-22 linux-2.5.0
2001-11-22 linux-2.4.15
2001-11-05 linux-2.4.14
2001-11-02 linux-2.2.20
2001-10-23 linux-2.4.13
2001-10-11 linux-2.4.12
2001-10-09 linux-2.4.11
2001-09-23 linux-2.4.10
2001-08-16 linux-2.4.9
2001-08-10 linux-2.4.8
2001-07-20 linux-2.4.7
2001-07-03 linux-2.4.6
2001-05-25 linux-2.4.5
2001-04-27 linux-2.4.4
2001-03-29 linux-2.4.3
2001-03-25 linux-2.2.19
2001-02-21 linux-2.4.2
2001-01-29 linux-2.4.1
2001-01-09 linux-2.0.39
2001-01-04 linux-2.4.0
2000-12-31 linux-2.4.0-prerelease
2000-12-11 linux-2.4.0-test12
2000-12-10 linux-2.2.18
2000-11-19 linux-2.4.0-test11
2000-10-31 linux-2.4.0-test10
2000-10-03 linux-2.4.0-test9
2000-09-08 linux-2.4.0-test8
2000-09-04 linux-2.2.17
2000-08-23 linux-2.4.0-test7
2000-08-09 linux-2.4.0-test6
2000-07-27 linux-2.4.0-test5
2000-07-13 linux-2.4.0-test4
2000-07-10 linux-2.4.0-test3
2000-06-23 linux-2.4.0-test2
2000-06-07 linux-2.2.16
2000-05-25 linux-2.4.0-test1
2000-05-23 linux-2.3.99-pre9
2000-05-12 linux-2.3.99-pre8
2000-05-11 linux-2.3.99-pre7
2000-05-03 linux-2.2.15
2000-04-26 linux-2.3.99-pre6
2000-04-11 linux-2.3.99-pre5
2000-04-11 linux-2.3.99-pre4
2000-03-23 linux-2.3.99-pre3
2000-03-19 linux-2.3.99-pre2
2000-03-14 linux-2.3.99-pre1
2000-03-10 linux-2.3.51
2000-03-07 linux-2.3.50
2000-03-02 linux-2.3.49
2000-02-26 linux-2.3.48
2000-02-20 linux-2.3.47
2000-02-16 linux-2.3.46
2000-02-13 linux-2.3.45
2000-02-12 linux-2.3.44
2000-02-10 linux-2.3.43
2000-02-01 linux-2.3.42
2000-01-28 linux-2.3.41
2000-01-20 linux-2.3.40
2000-01-10 linux-2.3.39
2000-01-07 linux-2.3.38
2000-01-06 linux-2.3.37
2000-01-04 linux-2.3.36
2000-01-04 linux-2.2.14
1999-12-28 linux-2.3.35
1999-12-20 linux-2.3.34
1999-12-14 linux-2.3.33
1999-12-14 linux-2.3.32
1999-12-08 linux-2.3.31
1999-12-06 linux-2.3.30
1999-11-23 linux-2.3.29
1999-11-12 linux-2.3.28
1999-11-11 linux-2.3.27
1999-11-06 linux-2.3.26
1999-11-01 linux-2.3.25
1999-10-27 linux-2.3.24
1999-10-22 linux-2.3.23
1999-10-19 linux-2.2.13
1999-10-15 linux-2.3.22
1999-10-11 linux-2.3.21
1999-10-09 linux-2.3.20
1999-10-04 linux-2.3.19
1999-09-10 linux-2.3.18
1999-09-07 linux-2.3.17
1999-08-31 linux-2.3.16
1999-08-25 linux-2.3.15
1999-08-25 linux-2.2.12
1999-08-25 linux-2.0.38
1999-08-18 linux-2.3.14
1999-08-09 linux-2.3.13
1999-08-09 linux-2.2.11
1999-07-28 linux-2.3.12
1999-07-21 linux-2.3.11
1999-07-08 linux-2.3.10
1999-06-30 linux-2.3.9
1999-06-22 linux-2.3.8
1999-06-20 linux-2.3.7
1999-06-13 linux-2.2.10
1999-06-13 linux-2.0.37
1999-06-09 linux-2.3.6
1999-06-02 linux-2.3.5
1999-05-31 linux-2.3.4
1999-05-16 linux-2.3.3
1999-05-14 linux-2.3.2
1999-05-13 linux-2.3.1
1999-05-13 linux-2.2.9
1999-05-11 linux-2.3.0
1999-05-11 linux-2.2.8
1999-04-28 linux-2.2.7
1999-04-16 linux-2.2.6
1999-03-28 linux-2.2.5
1999-03-23 linux-2.2.4
1999-03-08 linux-2.2.3
1999-02-22 linux-2.2.2
1999-01-28 linux-2.2.1
1999-01-25 linux-2.2.0
1999-01-20 linux-2.2.0-pre9
1999-01-18 linux-2.2.0-pre8
1999-01-13 linux-2.2.0-pre7
1999-01-08 linux-2.2.0-pre6
1999-01-06 linux-2.2.0-pre5
1999-01-02 linux-2.2.0-pre4
1999-01-01 linux-2.2.0-pre3
1998-12-30 linux-2.2.0-pre2
1998-12-28 linux-2.2.0-pre1
1998-12-22 linux-2.1.132
1998-12-02 linux-2.1.131
1998-11-26 linux-2.1.130
1998-11-19 linux-2.1.129
1998-11-15 linux-2.0.36
1998-11-12 linux-2.1.128
1998-11-07 linux-2.1.127
1998-10-23 linux-2.1.126
1998-10-08 linux-2.1.125
1998-10-04 linux-2.1.124
1998-09-27 linux-2.1.123
1998-09-16 linux-2.1.122
1998-09-09 linux-2.1.121
1998-09-05 linux-2.1.120
1998-08-27 linux-2.1.119
1998-08-25 linux-2.1.118
1998-08-19 linux-2.1.117
1998-08-18 linux-2.1.116
1998-08-06 linux-2.1.115
1998-08-03 linux-2.1.114
1998-08-01 linux-2.1.113
1998-07-28 linux-2.1.112
1998-07-25 linux-2.1.111
1998-07-21 linux-2.1.110
1998-07-16 linux-2.1.109
1998-07-13 linux-2.0.35
1998-07-01 linux-2.1.108
1998-06-24 linux-2.1.107
1998-06-13 linux-2.1.106
1998-06-07 linux-2.1.105
1998-06-05 linux-2.1.104
1998-06-03 linux-2.0.34
1998-05-20 linux-2.1.103
1998-05-14 linux-2.1.102
1998-05-08 linux-2.1.101
1998-05-07 linux-2.1.100
1998-04-30 linux-2.1.99
1998-04-23 linux-2.1.98
1998-04-18 linux-2.1.97
1998-04-14 linux-2.1.96
1998-04-10 linux-2.1.95
1998-04-08 linux-2.1.94
1998-04-06 linux-2.1.93
1998-04-01 linux-2.1.92
1998-03-26 linux-2.1.91
1998-03-17 linux-2.1.90
1998-03-07 linux-2.1.89
1998-02-20 linux-2.1.88
1998-02-16 linux-2.1.87
1998-02-10 linux-2.1.86
1998-02-03 linux-2.1.85
1998-01-30 linux-2.1.84
1998-01-30 linux-2.1.83
1998-01-26 linux-2.1.82
1998-01-23 linux-2.1.81
1998-01-20 linux-2.1.80
1998-01-12 linux-2.1.79
1998-01-05 linux-2.1.78
1998-01-02 linux-2.1.77
1997-12-23 linux-2.1.76
1997-12-21 linux-2.1.75
1997-12-19 linux-2.1.74
1997-12-18 linux-2.1.73
1997-12-16 linux-2.0.33
1997-12-09 linux-2.1.72
1997-12-04 linux-2.1.71
1997-12-02 linux-2.1.70
1997-12-01 linux-2.1.69
1997-11-30 linux-2.1.68
1997-11-29 linux-2.1.67
1997-11-25 linux-2.1.66
1997-11-17 linux-2.1.65
1997-11-17 linux-2.0.32
1997-11-14 linux-2.1.64
1997-11-12 linux-2.1.63
1997-11-03 linux-2.1.62
1997-10-30 linux-2.1.61
1997-10-25 linux-2.1.60
1997-10-17 linux-2.1.59
1997-10-17 linux-2.0.31
1997-10-15 linux-2.1.58
1997-09-24 linux-2.1.57
1997-09-19 linux-2.1.56
1997-09-09 linux-2.1.55
1997-09-06 linux-2.1.54
1997-09-04 linux-2.1.53
1997-09-03 linux-2.1.52
1997-08-18 linux-2.1.51
1997-08-14 linux-2.1.50
1997-08-11 linux-2.1.49
1997-08-04 linux-2.1.48
1997-07-24 linux-2.1.47
1997-07-19 linux-2.1.46
1997-07-16 linux-2.1.45
1997-07-07 linux-2.1.44
1997-06-16 linux-2.1.43
1997-05-29 linux-2.1.42
1997-05-27 linux-2.1.41
1997-05-21 linux-2.1.40
1997-05-18 linux-2.1.39
1997-05-15 linux-2.1.38
1997-05-13 linux-2.1.37
1997-04-28 linux-2.1.36
1997-04-15 linux-2.1.35
1997-04-14 linux-2.1.34
1997-04-10 linux-2.1.33
1997-04-08 linux-2.0.30
1997-04-05 linux-2.1.32
1997-04-02 linux-2.1.31
1997-03-26 linux-2.1.30
1997-03-10 linux-2.1.29
1997-03-03 linux-2.1.28
1997-02-26 linux-2.1.27
1997-02-07 linux-2.1.26
1997-02-07 linux-2.0.29
1997-02-02 linux-2.1.25
1997-01-28 linux-2.1.24
1997-01-26 linux-2.1.23
1997-01-23 linux-2.1.22
1997-01-14 linux-2.1.21
1997-01-14 linux-2.0.28
1997-01-02 linux-2.1.20
1996-12-31 linux-2.1.19
1996-12-29 linux-2.1.18
1996-12-22 linux-2.1.17
1996-12-18 linux-2.1.16
1996-12-12 linux-2.1.15
1996-12-01 linux-2.1.14
1996-12-01 linux-2.0.27
1996-11-23 linux-2.1.13
1996-11-22 linux-2.1.12
1996-11-22 linux-2.0.26
1996-11-18 linux-2.1.11
1996-11-15 linux-2.1.10
1996-11-12 linux-2.1.9
1996-11-09 linux-2.1.8
1996-11-08 linux-2.0.25
1996-11-01 linux-2.1.7
1996-10-29 linux-2.1.6
1996-10-29 linux-2.0.24
1996-10-18 linux-2.1.5
1996-10-18 linux-2.0.23
1996-10-15 linux-2.1.4
1996-10-10 linux-2.1.3
1996-10-08 linux-2.1.2
1996-10-08 linux-2.0.22
1996-10-03 linux-2.1.1
1996-09-30 linux-2.1.0
1996-09-20 linux-2.0.21
1996-09-13 linux-2.0.20
1996-09-11 linux-2.0.19
1996-09-05 linux-2.0.18
1996-09-02 linux-2.0.17
1996-08-31 linux-2.0.16
1996-08-25 linux-2.0.15
1996-08-20 linux-2.0.14
1996-08-16 linux-2.0.13
1996-08-08 linux-2.0.12
1996-08-04 linux-2.0.11
1996-07-26 linux-2.0.10
1996-07-25 linux-2.0.9
1996-07-24 linux-2.0.8
1996-07-14 linux-2.0.7
1996-07-11 linux-2.0.6
1996-07-09 linux-2.0.5
1996-07-07 linux-2.0.4
1996-07-05 linux-2.0.3
1996-07-04 linux-2.0.2
1996-07-02 linux-2.0.1
1996-06-05 linux-pre2.0.14
1996-06-05 linux-pre2.0.13
1996-06-03 linux-pre2.0.12
1996-06-02 linux-pre2.0.11
1996-05-31 linux-pre2.0.10
1996-05-28 linux-pre2.0.9
1996-05-26 linux-pre2.0.8
1996-05-20 linux-pre2.0.7
1996-05-18 linux-pre2.0.6
1996-05-16 linux-pre2.0.5
1996-05-13 linux-pre2.0.4
1996-05-12 linux-pre2.0.3
1996-05-11 linux-pre2.0.2
1996-05-11 linux-pre2.0.1
1996-05-09 linux-1.3.100
1996-05-06 linux-1.3.99
1996-05-03 linux-1.3.98
1996-04-28 linux-1.3.97
1996-04-26 linux-1.3.96
1996-04-23 linux-1.3.95
1996-04-21 linux-1.3.94
1996-04-20 linux-1.3.93
1996-04-19 linux-1.3.92
1996-04-17 linux-1.3.91
1996-04-15 linux-1.3.90
1996-04-14 linux-1.3.89
1996-04-12 linux-1.3.88
1996-04-11 linux-1.3.87
1996-04-09 linux-1.3.86
1996-04-07 linux-1.3.85
1996-04-03 linux-1.3.84
1996-04-02 linux-1.3.83
1996-04-01 linux-1.3.82
1996-03-29 linux-1.3.81
1996-03-27 linux-1.3.80
1996-03-25 linux-1.3.79
1996-03-24 linux-1.3.78
1996-03-20 linux-1.3.77
1996-03-18 linux-1.3.76
1996-03-15 linux-1.3.75
1996-03-13 linux-1.3.74
1996-03-11 linux-1.3.73
1996-03-07 linux-1.3.72
1996-03-03 linux-1.3.71
1996-02-29 linux-1.3.70
1996-02-26 linux-1.3.69
1996-02-21 linux-1.3.68
1996-02-19 linux-1.3.67
1996-02-16 linux-1.3.66
1996-02-16 linux-1.3.65
1996-02-14 linux-1.3.64
1996-02-13 linux-1.3.63
1996-02-10 linux-1.3.62
1996-02-08 linux-1.3.61
1996-02-06 linux-1.3.60
1996-01-22 linux-1.3.59
1996-01-17 linux-1.3.58
1996-01-11 linux-1.3.57
1996-01-07 linux-1.3.56
1996-01-05 linux-1.3.55
1996-01-03 linux-1.3.54
1996-01-01 linux-1.3.53
1995-12-28 linux-1.3.52
1995-12-26 linux-1.3.51
1995-12-23 linux-1.3.50
1995-12-20 linux-1.3.49
1995-12-16 linux-1.3.48
1995-12-12 linux-1.3.47
1995-12-10 linux-1.3.46
1995-11-26 linux-1.3.45
1995-11-24 linux-1.3.44
1995-11-20 linux-1.3.43
1995-11-15 linux-1.3.42
1995-11-12 linux-1.3.41
1995-11-10 linux-1.3.40
1995-11-08 linux-1.3.39
1995-11-06 linux-1.3.38
1995-10-27 linux-1.3.37
1995-10-22 linux-1.3.36
1995-10-15 linux-1.3.35
1995-10-12 linux-1.3.34
1995-10-09 linux-1.3.33
1995-10-05 linux-1.3.32
1995-10-03 linux-1.3.31
1995-09-26 linux-1.3.30
1995-09-22 linux-1.3.29
1995-09-17 linux-1.3.28
1995-09-13 linux-1.3.27
1995-09-12 linux-1.3.26
1995-09-08 linux-1.3.25
1995-09-04 linux-1.3.24
1995-09-02 linux-1.3.23
1995-08-31 linux-1.3.22
1995-08-27 linux-1.3.21
1995-08-15 linux-1.3.20
1995-08-14 linux-1.3.19
1995-08-12 linux-1.3.18
1995-08-08 linux-1.3.17
1995-08-07 linux-1.3.16
1995-08-01 linux-1.3.15
1995-08-01 linux-1.2.13
1995-07-30 linux-1.3.14
1995-07-26 linux-1.3.13
1995-07-24 linux-1.3.12
1995-07-24 linux-1.2.12
1995-07-17 linux-1.3.11
1995-07-12 linux-1.3.10
1995-07-10 linux-1.3.9
1995-07-06 linux-1.3.8
1995-07-05 linux-1.3.7
1995-06-29 linux-1.3.6
1995-06-28 linux-1.3.5
1995-06-25 linux-1.3.4
1995-06-25 linux-1.2.11
1995-06-17 linux-1.3.3
1995-06-15 linux-1.3.2
1995-06-11 linux-1.3.0
1995-06-11 linux-1.2.10
1995-05-31 linux-1.2.9
1995-05-02 linux-1.2.8
1995-04-28 linux-1.2.7
1995-04-22 linux-1.2.6
1995-04-11 linux-1.2.5
1995-04-05 linux-1.2.4
1995-04-01 linux-1.2.3
1995-03-26 linux-1.2.2
1995-03-16 linux-1.2.1
1995-03-06 linux-1.2.0
1995-03-01 linux-1.1.95
1995-02-21 linux-1.1.94
1995-02-19 linux-1.1.93
1995-02-14 linux-1.1.92
1995-02-11 linux-1.1.91
1995-02-07 linux-1.1.90
1995-02-04 linux-1.1.89
1995-01-30 linux-1.1.88
1995-01-29 linux-1.1.87
1995-01-26 linux-1.1.86
1995-01-22 linux-1.1.85
1995-01-21 linux-1.1.84
1995-01-17 linux-1.1.83
1995-01-15 linux-1.1.82
1995-01-12 linux-1.1.81
1995-01-11 linux-1.1.80
1995-01-10 linux-1.1.79
1995-01-08 linux-1.1.78
1995-01-01 linux-1.1.76
1994-12-28 linux-1.1.75
1994-12-22 linux-1.1.74
1994-12-14 linux-1.1.73
1994-12-04 linux-1.1.71
1994-12-01 linux-1.1.70
1994-11-27 linux-1.1.67
1994-11-14 linux-1.1.64
1994-11-13 linux-1.1.63
1994-10-27 linux-1.1.59
1994-10-05 linux-1.1.52
1994-08-14 linux-1.1.45
1994-07-23 linux-1.1.35
1994-07-20 linux-1.1.33
1994-07-13 linux-1.1.29
1994-06-26 linux-1.1.23
1994-05-22 linux-1.1.13
1994-03-12 linux-1.0
1992-12-13 linux-0.99
1992-08-01 linux-0.97
1992-07-04 linux-0.96c
1992-06-21 linux-0.96b
1992-05-25 linux-0.96a
1992-03-17 linux-0.95a
1992-03-08 linux-0.95
1992-01-16 linux-0.12
1991-12-08 linux-0.11
1991-09-17 linux-0.01
1991-08-25 Linus Torvalds posts message announcing new OS