Debian GNU/Linux Still Growing Strongly

In contrast to the naysayers I have encountered who hold that GNU/Linux is a dying thing, Debian GNU/Linux, one of the most popular and resilient distros of GNU/Linux and Free Software, is going strong 18 years after it started.

  • The current “unstable” branch consists of more than 35,000 binary packages for the amd64 architecture alone – over 44GB of Free/Libre Software!
  • Besides more than 1,000 Debian Developers and Maintainers from all over the globe, there are in excess of 11,000 registered accounts for the Alioth collaboration platform, and that doesn’t even include all those people contributing with translations or bug reports (and sometimes patches for them) and all those users helping others via our mailing lists, forums and IRC channels.

See Debian Community celebrates its 18th birthday

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Debian GNU/Linux Still Growing Strongly

  1. Ray says:

    Hey, it can vote now :D

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