Home > Debian > Happy 10th Birthday, Debian Happy 10th Birthday, Debian Submitted by dabooty 2003-08-15 Debian 21 Comments Tomorrow (or today, depending on where you live) is the 10th birthday of the popular GNU/Linux distribution Debian. Debconf has set up a page that talks about the anniversary and what to do about it. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 21 Comments 2003-08-15 4:02 pm for not forgetting Debian GNU/Linux has remained true to it’s beliefs and principles through the 10 years and they are an example of how free software and community engagement can produce a very stable and controlled product. They might not have the latest everything or the flashiest installer, but they know what they are doing and they do it right. 2003-08-15 4:42 pm Maybe Mandrake and Redhat should take notice of debian and learn something. Keep up the good work Debian! 2003-08-15 4:49 pm I was once told that the novelty of debian would wear off, almost 3 years later, I still like it just as much as when I first installed it. Awesome distro, keep it up guys! 2003-08-15 5:49 pm Debconf has set up a page that talks about the anniversary and what to do about it ———————————————————– well its simple as what to do. we ditch the bitch & switch to WinXp 2003-08-15 6:16 pm Congratulations to the many people who made Debian possible. I tried installing Debian a couple of years ago, and failed miserable, swearing “never again.” I came back to Debian via the back door. I installed Libranet 2.7 with a minimal install a couple of months ago, updating and adding items as I needed them from the Debian repository. IceWM was very fast on a slow machine. KDE had speeded up to the point of being usable. Using anti-aliased fonts was now easy, and “Krasheror” had morphed into Konqueror, a fast, versatile, and reasonably steady browser and file manager. More than that, there was the Debian repository, with its amazing selection and easy interface (I use Synaptic’s front end). I used Synaptic for Redhat as well, but I have never found the depth of programs, all in one place, that Debian has. 2003-08-15 6:17 pm Can Windows XP run on the following platforms?: Motorola 68k Sun SPARC Alpha Motorola/IBM PowerPC ARM MIPS CPUs HP PA-RISC S/390 No? I didn’t think so. 2003-08-15 7:03 pm ok i accecpt XP runs on x86 platform however these platforms you mentioned here are hardly used by others so who cares? 2003-08-15 7:11 pm Most of the worlds largest companies use SPARCs, PowerPC, and MIPS. Or do they not count? Linux runs on basically every platform, while XP runs on 1 (soon 2). 2003-08-15 7:21 pm “Most of the worlds largest companies use SPARCs, PowerPC, and MIPS. Or do they not count? ” Not really for Debian. Debian can be installed on a lot of differents plateforms, because some people care, but the companies’ influence is not that high, I think, on this aspect. But anyway, that’s not the best feature of debian ( as other OS are certainly better for non x86 plateforms ). Security, package quality, and GNU spirit ( even if Stalmann seems to be pissed of by the fact that debian talks about software which are not under a proper GNU license ) are by far most interesting 2003-08-15 7:53 pm >> Most of the worlds largest companies >> use SPARCs, PowerPC, and MIPS. >> Or do they not count? ” > Not really for Debian. I’m Sysadmin of a big company who uses Sparc, Mips, PowerPC and x86. And we run mostly Debian on x86 and PowerPC. Debian is a great distro! The awesome pakagemanager saves me a lot of time. Thanks a lot Debian folks! 2003-08-15 8:01 pm hey people cool down here. its debians birthday lets celebrate we can talk about windows vs linux later! 2003-08-15 8:14 pm definetly! happy birthday debbie!!!!!! 2003-08-15 8:33 pm I have used Debian as much as possible since Be Inc. died, and I have never looked back. Debian is currently an outstanding computing platform for knowledgable users that is steadily progressing toward being a great platform for all users. Debian is the only Linux distro I have ever used. I have never understood the “Debian is too hard” stuff – I think it is an exceptional OS (but maybe just for those who really want to learn about computing and unix-y topics). The ease of administration and package installation really beg for widespread adoption. Seriously, once you get Debian installed on a machine (preferably with a fast net connection), you can keep it permanently up to date based on about 30 minutes of reading. 2003-08-15 8:38 pm the “Unstable” tree contains all of the up to date software you’re looking for, the only reason it’s callen “Unstable” is because it hasn’t stood the test of time and testing yet that Debian requires for it’s stable tree. 2003-08-15 9:29 pm Debian rocks. ‘Nuff said. 2003-08-15 10:20 pm Perhaps for this occasion I’ll download it and try even…(of linux tried some 6.x or 7.x redhat 3 years ago, corel for an hour, oh, and beos more full time, but overall I’m a xp user – just that I like topics here) p.s. 1 cd will be enough for me I guess? 2003-08-15 10:42 pm apt-get install another-ten-years-please 2003-08-15 11:20 pm You might want to take a look at Knoppix, available at http://www.knoppix.net . Its a great distro that is based on Debian. Furthermore, because it is a Live CD, you don’t even need to install it to run. Just boot from CD and you’ve got a fantastic Linux distro on you machine. If you like it, you can then perform a hard disk install. Definitely the simplest way to get Debian on your machine. 2003-08-16 6:40 am I would like to say THANKS for everyone that’s involted in Debian GNU/Linux. Debian’s my desktop, workplace & playground. 🙂 2003-08-16 11:27 am “Can Windows XP run on the following platforms?: Motorola 68k Sun SPARC Alpha Motorola/IBM PowerPC ARM MIPS CPUs HP PA-RISC S/390 No? I didn’t think so.” Comparing Debian to XP? Seems like a minority complex here… 2003-08-16 4:18 pm I work as a system administrator, and run Debian both at work and house, really I fell in love with that system, you can really feel the made by hands stuff. It’s just an uncomparable system, I always try to install a Debian machine to my clients when it’s possible. The administration is easy, and installing packages never turn to a hell. Really it’s the only OS I would accept to be charge for using it … but well they make it for free so thank you guys for your good work. Long life to Debian and Open source software.