[conspire] (forw) install linux on sony notebook computer

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 8 13:21:00 PDT 2005

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> Still haven't bothered to watch "Toy Story." Who was Etch? An Etch-a-Sketch?

Got it in one.
http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives.en.html :

  5.3.2 Where do these codenames come from?

  So far they have been characters taken from the movie "Toy Story" by

  * buzz (Buzz Lightyear) was the spaceman,
  * rex was the tyrannosaurus,
  * bo (Bo Peep) was the girl who took care of the sheep,
  * hamm was the piggy bank,
  * slink (Slinky Dog (R)) was the toy dog,
  * potato was, of course, Mr. Potato (R),
  * woody was the cowboy.
  * sarge was the sergeant of the Green Plastic Army Men.
  * etch was the toy blackboard (Etch-a-Sketch (R)).
  * sid was the boy next door who destroyed toys.

Bruce Perens was leader of the Debian project and worked at Pixar
Animation Studios at that time they chose the naming scheme, in 1996:

Rel 0.01 through 0.90 - Aug-Dec 1993
Rel 0.91 - Jan 1994.  First package-management tool.
Rel 0.93R5 - Mar 1995.  Intro. of dpkg, and the formal maintainer system.
Rel 0.93R6 - Nov 1995.  First public release (still beta).
(Rel 1.0 was never released; Infomagic had shipped a beta as "1.0".)
Rel 1.1 - Jun 1996 - Buzz
Rel 1.2 - Dec 1996 - Rex
Rel 1.3 - Jul 1997 - Bo
Rel 2.0 - Jul 1998 - Hamm.  Multi-architecture support starts (adding m68k).
Rel 2.1 - Mar 1999 - Slink.  Intro. of apt.  Four architectures.
Rel 2.2 - Aug 2000 - Potato.  Six architectures.
Rel 3.0 - Jul 2002 - Woody.  Eleven architectures.
Rel 3.1 - Jun 2005 - Sarge.  New installer; unofficial 12th arch. (x86_64).

There are around 15400 binary packages and 14 binary CDs in the full
Official Debian 3.1r0 set.  There are more than 1600 Debian developers
(package maintainers).

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