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Eridani Star System was founded in March 1999 by a Linux enthusiast, selling up-to-date Linux distribution CDs over the Internet. Soon after that, other Linux CDs were also made available, directly as a result of customer demand, and this has resulted in the list of distributions that were available.
In late 1999 Eridani launched its own Linux distribution, Eridani Linux, as a kept-up-to-date distribution loosely based on Red Hat Linux. This has been kept going until the second half of 2003, when the decision was made to stop working on Linux distributions and change our focus to software. The last release was Eridani Linux 6.3 ("Aeryn").
Early 2001 saw the launch of DPager, a tool inspired by the web-based viewer for Demon Internet's status report. Written in Tcl/Tk (a UNIX-based scripting language) it is cross-platform, with Windows stand-alone binaries also available on the website.
In 2002 the volume of email spam arriving at eridani.co.uk was reaching an intolerable level, and this is what prompted us to investigate anti-spam solutions. Rather reinventing the wheel to begin with, we tried some of the existing offerings and they either needed bleeding-edge versions of MTAs (usually ones not even used here) or just didn't compile without a major system upgrade. From the ashes of screenfuls of gcc errors, MailStripper was born. And true to form it was also written almost entirely in Tcl/Tk.
Eridani has branched out slightly, in that one of our newer packages is FlashCan, a free flash-card program for students of Cantonese, as our founder has decided to try learning it! We couldn't find anything which handled Yale romanisation, so we wrote one.