April 15, 1912: Titanic Sinks, 2005:Damn Small Linux Released
1912 – The RMS Titanic strikes an iceberg at 11:40 pm (7:40 pm EST). Of course from that, over 1,500 lost their lives to the cold, dark water, when the ship took the immortal dive. The ship had a passenger manifest of 2,223. The wreck was finally discovered on September 1st, 1985.
2005 – It was the release of the Damn Small Linux program, a Linux distribution that was designed to take up as little drive space as possible. John Andrews – DSL’s developer – Never allowed the ISO to go past 50 MB in size. You would be able to put DSL onto a CD or USB drive if needed. You can get the DSL ISO to install here
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 15
- Pentium II processors introduced
- The paper disc format is announced
- The first McDonalds Hamburger is sold
- Search Engine “Cuil” launches in alpha.