Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.
Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.
Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.
@fitheach there is a good reason Debian is still around 25 years later, as strong as ever :)
Not only Debian but also all the distros that build from it. The FLOSS world without Debian would be a much poorer place.
A bit longer than me! I started with a home server and then desktop/laptop system with Potato in 2001. I still have the complete Potato CD set.
One thing about #Debian #AFAIC -- and likely most #GNUnix/Linux #distros as well: I found #upgrading between #stable, #testing and #unstable to be #problematic, the more #packages I had #installed BEFORE the #upgrade, and the more I had used the release.
I usually wait until the new stable is ready and then upgrade. If everything seems to be OK, I then dist-upgrade, check again. I've never had any problems. As most of my systems are remote servers I have an anxious minute or two if an upgrade also requires a kernel update (and thus a reboot).
I once had a upgrade go wrong on my laptop, but that was due to me installing some packages from Debian Multimedia that had dependency problems in the testing version I was moving to.
RIP Yan 👍
@fitheach happy b’day Debian! The proof that “designed by committee” works 😁
@fitheach Here's to Debian.
And missing Ian.
I didn't know him but he was obviously a talented guy. Sadly, he met a tragic end, at a relatively young age.
@fitheach I'd met him a couple of times. The news hit hard and still brings pain.
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