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Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by xenopeek » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:21 am

Debian was first announced 25 years ago today. A copy of the original announcement: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-a ... 00008.html
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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:16 pm

Very cool, and now I feel old. :) My very first Linux install was Debian 2.1 (Slink) in 1999, where I couldn't get the video right, and couldn't get the dial-up modem to work at all. How things have changed.

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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by KBD47 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:48 pm

Happy Birthday Debian!
And many more!

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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by xenopeek » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:52 pm

JoeFootball wrote:
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My very first Linux install was Debian 2.1 (Slink) in 1999, where I couldn't get the video right
I think that was also my first Linux install! I recall I had problems with video also. Wrestling with modelines and couldn't get it right :(
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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by JoeFootball » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:22 pm

xenopeek wrote:I think that was also my first Linux install! I recall I had problems with video also. Wrestling with modelines and couldn't get it right :(
Well, at least it wasn't just me who was having video challenges. :)

All this nostalgia had my curiosity research when Debian 0.01 was actually released, which was 15 September 1993, so just one month from the announcement.

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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by all41 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:25 pm

Seems rather young to be our grandparent
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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by kc1di » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:49 am

Congratulations Debian Aug 16th was a watershed moment for many Distros that would come from the Debian project.
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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by Faust » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:55 am

The most rock-solid stability of any OS I ever came across .

Still using it and still loving it , although mostly in the form of Raspbian these days .

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Taken from us too soon , but what a wonderful legacy to leave !
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Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

Post by Portreve » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:22 am

When I had a file server up and running, I used Debian on it. Debian is known for being a little out-of-date because they value stability and well-tested-ness over anything else. Debian is also known for having releases for just about every kind of hardware platform, and my file server was a G4 Mac mini.

I actually started out using a PowerMac G3 Desktop as a file server and *dramatically* upgraded when I switched¹ to the Mac mini. It died about a year or so ago. Not long before it died, I'd looked at the Debian web site to see about downloading the latest Net Install ISO and discovered they no longer supported the 32 bit PowerPC architecture. I had previously thought about upgrading again and going to some sort of Intel-based system, but thus far I have elected not to bother.


¹ "Dramatic upgrade" refers not just to the fact that a G4 is much more powerful than a G3, but having gone from an Old World ROM to a New World ROM Mac.
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