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Debian and the Grass Roots of Linux

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]

“Debian is both the most conservative and the most radical of
Linux distributions, resolute and true to the ideals of the
movement from which it sprang. The Debian project reaches back to a
time when Linux was young and easy, when real programmers rode on
the metal and coded in the buff, and a couple of floppies was
sufficient to carry Linux, GNU and all the tools that were required
to get a system up and running on a 386.

“Owen le Blanc compiled the first ‘MCC interim release’ of Linux
in February 1992, named after the Manchester Computing Centre in
Manchester, England. Later that year Peter McDonald released SLS
(Softlanding Linux System), which was the first attempt to pull
together all the available software to make a popular Linux
distribution as we might recognise it today…”


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