"In the beginning was Slackware, and it was good. But that was
just the beginning. Ever since then, Linux distros have exploded at
dazzling pace. And at the center of much of that creative explosion
is Debian. It is simply everywhere. Mepis, Knoppix, Linspire, geez
you name it, and if it's not SUSE Novell or Red Hat, there's a good
chance that the spirit and code of Debian lives at the heart of
that distro. Desktops, enterprise, hackerdom, you name it, you'll
probably find numerous Debian fans there.
"On Tuesday, August 9, 2005, many of the major Debian-derivative
GNU/Linux distros banded together to create the Debian Common Core
Alliance. Essentially, the DCCA is a group of Debian heavy-weights
who got tired of reinventing each others' efforts, and decided to
implement the Linux Standards Base in a set of binary packages that
will be common to their distros..."
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