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

The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system’s 23rd anniversary.

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.

“Our favorite operating system is the result of all the work we have done together. Thanks to everybody who has contributed in these 23 years, and happy birthday Debian!” reads today’s announcement. “If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2016, you’re very welcome to join the party! If not, there’s still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian.”

Happy birthday, Debian!

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”.

The next Debian GNU/Linux release will be Debian 9 “Stretch”, which should hit the streets sometimes at the end of the year, but there’s currently no release date set. At the moment, the Debian Project is looking for talented designers to contributed beautiful artwork to the upcoming operating system. More details should be available on the dedicated Wiki page, and don’t forget to drop a comment about your Debian experience.

Happy birthday, Debian!

Via Softpedia