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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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 16th Aug 2010 22:05 UTC
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

Great Mother Debian!
Linux wouldn't be the same today if Debian never existed.
It is only a pity, from my point of view, that you can't get Firefox.deb or Thunderbird.deb.

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by zizban on Mon 16th Aug 2010 22:15 in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

What apt-get install iceweasel isn't easy enough?

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by leech on Tue 17th Aug 2010 01:26 in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Actually I had read somewhat recently that with Firefox 4.0 the whole trademark thing has finally been solved.

Well, it had been before that, but I don't think 'Firefox' will make it into Squeeze.

http://glandium.org/blog/?p=933

Congrats and Happy Birthday to the Debian project. May it go for a thousand more years, or something.

Been using it since 1.3 Bo.

Edited 2010-08-17 01:28 UTC

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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually I had read somewhat recently that with Firefox 4.0 the whole trademark thing has finally been solved.
http://glandium.org/blog/?p=933



That is great news, thanks! ;)

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