Ten years is how much in snake years?

Ten years ago today, msw made the very first commit to anaconda. A graphical installer for Red Hat Linux. A tool to make Linux more accessible to the masses by making it easier to install than the (at the time) text based newt installer.

Today, nearly 19000 commits later, the progress continues. And in one of those somewhat expected twists, we’re actually now deprecating the (interactive) text mode and stripping it to its very core. The graphical install has succeeded, I think, beyond what anyone would have expected.

That said, hopefully I won’t be writing a post like this in another ten years 😉

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