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Debian Turns 20 121

Posted by Soulskill
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New submitter stderr_dk writes "According to Wikipedia, the initial release of Debian happened 16 August 1993. In other words, it's Debian's birthday and you're all invited. 'During the Debian Birthday, the Debian conference will open its doors to anyone interested in finding out more about Debian and Free Software, inviting enthusiasts, users, and developers to a half day of talks relating to Free Software, the Debian Project, and the Debian operating system.' Over the years, Debian has been forked a number of times. Some of the more well-known forks are Ubuntu and Knoppix. The latest release of Debian pure blend was Debian 7.1 'Wheezy' on June 15th 2013."
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Debian Turns 20

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  • Re: One of the best (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 16, 2013 @02:18PM (#44585811)

    Not necessarily. You can always use Debian "Testing" or even the "Unstable" repositories for the latest-and-greatest software, and it's very stable too despite the name.

    However, I do hope that Debian stable gets a faster release cycle someday. A yearly release would rock! Until then, Testing and Unstable are your friends for a great Linux desktop.

  • Re:Is it really? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by KiloByte (825081) on Friday August 16, 2013 @02:38PM (#44586069)

    Hmm... sounds like a good reason to party twice, then. And I'm at the DebConf at the moment...

  • Re:THANKS!!! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by lvxferre (2470098) on Friday August 16, 2013 @08:49PM (#44590293)

    Also, I'd toast Debian for being prudent and offering unliberated software separately, in defiance of the FSF jihadis.

    Agreed. Debian plays as "the last sane man" [okay, distro] regarding that: they realize that open source is freer than closed source, but closed source is still freer than no program; installing by default only free but allowing the users [if they wish to do so] install non-free is the least restrictive thing they could do.

    Happy birthday, Debian!

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