"Mayank Sharma: We are all aware of how
DistroWatch came to be. But I am sure not many recall how the
website has evolved over its half a decade period of existence.
"Ladislav Bodnar: It started in May 2001 as a
single-page table listing a dozen Linux distributions in a table
format. As feedback and suggestions started coming in, the page
expanded into 13--the front page with news and the comparison
table, plus 12 pages for each of the listed distributions. They
were static HTML pages. It wasn't until about a year later when I
finally got around to learn some PHP and re-wrote the site to
provide dynamic content..."