Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

Yes, you’re reading it right! Exactly 23 years ago, on August 16, 1993, the Debian GNU/Linux distribution saw the light of day for the first time. The Debian GNU/Linux 0.01 release was the first development build, announced by the late Ian Murdock, Debian Project’s founder and leader for more than 22 years. However, the first official stable release, version 1.0, of Debian GNU/Linux was in 1996, three years later. Since the launch of version 0.01 back on August 16, 1993, the Debian GNU/Linux operating system received no less than 14 releases, namely Debian 1.1 “Buzz”, Debian 1.2 “Rex”, Debian 1.3 “Bo”, Debian 2.0 “Hamm”, Debian 2.1 “Slink”, Debian 2.2 “Potato”, Debian 3.0 “Woody”, Debian 3.1 “Sarge”, Debian 4.0 “Etch”, Debian 5.0 “Lenny”, Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”, Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” and Debian 8 “Jessie”.