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Debian 5 Review

Nov 13, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Lynch)

[ Thanks to Jim Lynch for this link. ]

"I've written a lot of reviews of distros based on Debian, but never a review of Debian itself. So this time around I decided to look at Debian 5 (Lenny). Debian, if you aren't familiar with it, is the rock upon which popular distributions like Ubuntu and MEPIS are built on. Sometimes folks who use a Debian-based distribution aren't even aware of what it is based on, and that's a shame because Debian itself has so much to offer.

"If you want a really good overview of Debian, be sure to read the Wikipedia article about it.

"The Debian Project is governed by the Debian Constitution and the Social Contract which set out the governance structure of the project as well as explicitly stating that the goal of the project is the development of a free operating system.[8][9] Debian is developed by over one thousand volunteers from around the world and supported by donations through several non-profit organizations around the world. Most important of these is Software in the Public Interest,[10] the owner of the Debian trademark and umbrella organization for various other community free software projects.[11]"

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