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Happy Birthday To GNU

GNU is a computer operating system composed entirely of free software. According to wikipedia:

The plan for the GNU operating system was publicly announced on September 27, 1983, on the net.unix-wizards and net.usoft newsgroups by Richard Stallman. Software development began on January 5, 1984, when Stallman quit his job at Massachusetts Institute of Technology so that they could not claim ownership or interfere with distributing GNU as free software.

FSF has started its month long celebration of the anniversary by publishing Happy Birthday to GNU film:

(Video.01: Freedom Fry — "Happy birthday to GNU" - short film by Stephen Fry)

I am looking forward to another 25 years!

Happy Birthday Debian Linux

Debian was first announced on 16 August 1993, by Ian Murdock, who was then a student at Purdue University. The latest stable release of Debian is 4.0. Debian is well known for following the Unix and free software philosophies. All code names of Debian releases are names of characters from the film Toy Story - Buzz, Rex, Hamm, Woody, Sarge and Etch etc.

According to Spanish university study - Debian's 283 million lines of source code would cost US $10 billion to develop by proprietary means.

Debian is also well known for stability and many new distros based upon Debian such as Ubuntu. Today, Debian turns 15 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!