Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced 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.


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.



We started about the same time.

I started with some version of in a multi-CD set I bought in a store...


One thing about -- and likely most /Linux as well: I found between , and to be , the more I had BEFORE the , and the more I had used the release.

So it's -- and not just by me -- to to your from a stable .

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.

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