Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Aug 2010 21:41 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Debian and its clones "Debian turns 17 today. Yes it has really come a long way from being Ian Murdock's pet project back in 1993 to being the distribution on which the most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu, is based on now." Let's go through some interesting history of Debian.
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Happy Birthday, Debian!
by DeadFishMan on Tue 17th Aug 2010 13:14 UTC
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I've been using Debian since Potato - or Woody, I am not sure - and couldn't be happier with a Linux distro. Both my laptop and desktop have been running on Sid for years on the same install and, unlike a certain popular distro out there that happens to be a Debian derivative, updating and keeping it running is a piece of cake. ;)

The day that I found Debian was the day that I stopped shopping for the perfect distro.

Granted, it is not nearly as easy to setup on a laptop as Ubuntu but I think that it is still worth the two or three hours that it takes to shape into perfection (well, for me anyway).

Congrats to everyone involved with Debian. You guys and girls really rock my world!

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