Interesting facts about Debian Linux

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While many folks regularly use Debian operating system as end-users, system admins or developers, you may not know the interesting history and facts behind Debian itself.

Below are a list of things that you may not know about Debian GNU/Linux. The statistics presented here are up-to-date as of April 30, 2013 (thanks to ohloh.net).

1. Debian is the largest non-commercial Linux distribution, leading to a number of offshoot projects such as Ubuntu, Xandros, Knoppix, etc.

2. The name “Debian” comes from the names of the founder of the Debian project, Ian Murdock, and his then girlfriend, Debra.

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