Debian has been around for a long time. It is a mature, diverse distro highly valued by users. Stefano Zacchiroli and others have extracted interesting information about historical releases of Debian GNU/Linux. This graph shows just the volume of the release. As you can see numbers of source packages have increased roughly linearly with release but lines of source code have increased faster. The number of packages reflect the diversity of users, developers and package-managers while the lines of source-code reflect the maturity of the code, added features and so on. My take is that Debian GNU/Linux is not just getting older. It’s getting better. I’ve been using Debian GNU/Linux since “Sarge” and I’ve rarely regretted the decision to try the “
difficult easy” distro. The only reason I didn’t try it earlier was because folks told me it was difficult. It wasn’t. I can type. I can click. I can read. Therefor I use Debian GNU/Linux, the thinking person’s distro.
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- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.