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The Register: Debian sets course for summer

Dec 19, 2000, 14:50 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

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"White smoke from the most cherished of all Linux distros Debian today. Project maintainer Anthony Towns has posted a progress update with a roadmap into next year."

"Renowned for its silly names and the glacial pace of its development, Debian is nonetheless highly regarded for its flexibility and openness. If you can't do it with Debian, you can't do it with Linux. Or GNU/Linux."

"And being the sole major distro not at the mercy of capital - private or public - Debian continues to support more platforms than any of its rivals. ARM, Motorola 68000, SPARC and PowerPC ports are maintained, alongside x86 of course. The first two names really ought to clock amber as clues to this distro's strategic import: Debian is the most attractive platform to embedded hardware partners who don't need a real-time OS. And that's a lot of potential adopters, with Transmeta among them."

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