Today is Debian Day and it's quite a special one, because the Debian Project has now been going for 30 years which is a very impressive milestone.
It's hard to imagine what the world would be without the likes of Debian. Think of all the things we wouldn't have! Not only is Debian a popular Linux distribution itself but it's also the foundation for Ubuntu and so all the rebuilds like Linux Mint and a great many more. Heck, even the original SteamOS was based on Debian (it's now using Arch as a base).
Officially founded by Ian Murdock on August 16th, 1993 with this classic announcement — how time flies huh? This might make some readers feel old: I was only 5 years old when that announcement was made. Even during my 35 years I've seen the Linux desktop and Linux gaming go through many huge changes.
Here's to the next 30 years of a wonderful Linux distribution, may it have many more. And a big thank you to all developers working hard to ensure it's working well.
Feel free to get all nostalgic and share your stories in the comments.