August 16, 2005
Bruce Perens on the new Debian Common Core: What it is, why it matters
In the beginning was Slackware, and it was good. But that was just the beginning. Ever since then, Linux distros have exploded at dazzling pace. And at the center of much of that creative explosion is Debian. It is simply everywhere. Mepis, Knoppix, Linspire, geez you name it, and if it's not SUSE Novell or Red Hat, there's a good chance that the spirit and code of Debian lives at the heart of that distro. Desktops, enterprise, hackerdom, you name it, you'll probably find numerous Debian fans there.