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The Debian quiz!

As the news flow is a bit slow at the moment, you can enjoy yourself with Christoph Berg's Debian Quiz! I won't tell how much I got – but it was far too little! See how much you know about Debian right here!

Debian weekly news 35/2005

The latest Debian Weekly News has arrived – enjoy news about the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Development Machine, Ranking of Bug Reports and the Debian CD/DVD Contents. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – August 30th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 35th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Carla Schroder [1]explained reasons to useDebian and […]

Bug-squashing weekend

There will be another Debian bug squashing party the upcomming weekend September, 2th – 4th. As found on debian-devel-announce:Quote: Hi. The last Bug Squashing Party was quite sucessful in reducing the numberof release critical bugs but since then the number is slowly climbing again.So I feel it is time for the next one. Therefor I […]

Mark Shuttleworth interview in LXF71

There's a short interview with the man behind Ubuntu Linux in LinuxFormat. It's a quick read here, but here's a sniplet:Quote: LXF: There are many Linux distributions already. Might it not have made more sense to try to steer one of those towards your vision? MS: The only one that I thought was really compelling […]

Linux kernel 2.6.13 released

The Linux kernel has been patched – now it's at 2.6.13. Enjoy the massive changelog here. Download it here. Here's the release note from Linus:Quote: From: Linus Torvalds To: Linux Kernel Mailing List Subject: Linux 2.6.13Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:17:29 -0700 (PDT) There it is. The most painful part of 2.6.13 is likely to […]

Interview with founder of MEPIS

Mad Penguin has published aninterview with the founder and lead developer of MEPIS Linux – Warren Woodford. The interview starts here and is a warm-up to the upcomming release of MEPIS:Quote: MEPIS is quirky. It has an installer button on the desktop. It's meteoric growth in the early phases was accomplished by one guy, Warren […]

Newbie test Linux distros – Ubuntu is one of them

He has tried SUSE 9.2, 9.3, Linspire 5.0, PCLinuxOS, etc, etc and have troubles. Then he tries Ubuntu Hoary! Read the short review at Distroreviews:Quote: Had an Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary CD. Decided to give that a try. Popped the CD into the drive, rebooted, and wow, the install was very straight forward. Following the text […]

Ging = Debian GNU/FreeBSD liveCD

The first liveCD based on the Debian GNU/FreeBSD kernel has been released. Ging is a Live system that you can burn on a CD. It is based on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD (which, as its time, is based on Debian, GNU and the kernel of FreeBSD). Ging consists entirely of free software (as per Debian Free Software […]

Setting up an FTP server on Debian has yet another excellent article, this time it deals with setting up an FTP server on Debian. The article starts like this…..Quote: As a means of distributing large collections of files FTP is still a popular choice, despite the rise of bittorrent, and the growing number of HTTP servers. FTP is an often overlooked […]

SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2.test03 is available

The last test candidate for next version of SimplyMEPIS has been released! You can read the release note to know what's included, byt here it is anyway:Quote: This is expected to be the last test release of SimplyMEPIS 3.3.2. Final is expected to be publicly available in one to two weeks. 3.3.2 is an interm […]

How-To setup Debian on a RT2500 Wireless

DebianHelp has had a look at what it takes to get a wireless network up and running. Enjoy the guide here:Quote: I wanted to avoid running Sid/Unstable, so this meant compiling my own kernel with the RT2500 driver. In the entire process, this was the “difficult” part. Not really difficult per se, but certainly not […]

Dissertation about OSS, Debian chapter

Adam Heath has succesfully defended his dissertation whose focus is the ethics and politics of the F/OSS movement at the University of Chicago. There's a chapter about Debian. The dissertation contains a chapter about Debian: Chapter 6: Table of Contents, Prologue etc.: Below you find the announcement of the dissertation for debian-devel-announce. —–BEGIN PGP […]

Ubuntu on a bootable USB Micro Hard Drive?

Hard Drive Capacity: 3 GB, Ubuntu Linux included, Bootable from any PC supporting USB boot, Carrying bag and accessoires included – it's a weird commercial world we live in! See the gizmo for yourself here! Quote: Although it's one of the smallest portable USB drives, the Ubuntu H2 Micro USB drive can easily handle sharing […]

3rd Ubuntu conference

The 3rd Ubuntu conference is now scheduled for 30 Oct – 10 Nov 2005 in Montreal, Canada – especially the “Ubuntu Love Day” sounds promising! Canonical is proud to announce the third Ubuntu conference! Mostpeople who made it to Sydney and Mataró can vouch for the fact that itwas an intense, productive and fun experience […]

Debian weekly news 34/2005

The 34th weekly news from the maillists has arrived. This edition contains items about thattThe Debian project leader has delegated to Don Armstrong the authority to make a decision regarding the use ofthe Debian trademark by the DCC Alliance. Mick Weiss thought about setting up torrents for large sets of data, not only CD and […]

Review: Ubuntu v5.04 Hoary

OSNews is still searching for “the perfect Linux operating system”, and try to see if Ubuntu 5.04 is the one….It isn't, but it's the closest yet! Enjoy the review here at OSNews:Quote: Despite the few problems I had, Ubuntu is good enough for me to continue using for a while, possibly indefinitely if the next […]

Distrowatch weeky on Knoppix and Debian

This weeks edition of Distrowatch Weekly mentions the “KNOPPIX 4.0 DVD – joys and problems” and the upcomming release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r1 Knoppix is mentioned with:Quote: The much awaited public release of KNOPPIX 4.0 live DVD finally happened last week. This is a different beast from the “special” 4.0 edition distributed during LinuxTag in […]

Debian consortium takes on Novell, Red Hat

An article about that the DCCA has the possibility to pull customers from the two/three big Linux providers. The article is in Linuxworld:Quote: If the Alliance is successful, it could unite the fragmented Debian market and shore up Debian's position as the third pillar of a tripartite universe of enterprise Linux. It could also give […]

Minutes from the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal

On the debian-devel-announce maillist, the results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal has been posted – it's a lengthy read, but worthwhile to understand the Debian leadership and project. Hi all, “Vancouver” has gotten a very specific meaning in the Debian community:one of a visionary proposal[1] that received quite its share of […]

Newbie Adventures in Knoppix

A Linux-newbie goes exploring Knoppix and discovers that it is both fun and easy! The story is on Groklaw:Quote: I'm a decidedly ordinary person, certainly no tech guru, not a programmer, or a scientist, nor particularly well-educated…… I am an older woman (yes, a grandmother many times over), and I have deadlines that I must […]

Help with formulating a national government strategy on Free Software

Mark Shuttleworht of Ubuntu has raised a call for help in the Ubuntu community to formulate a national government strategy on Free Software for South Africe. If you are good with words and mind, it's something for you! This is a mail to the global Ubuntu community, to ask for your help informulating a national […]

Ubuntu Colony CD 3 screenshot tour

OSDir has postet a screenshot tour of Colony CD3 – enjoy the brown Ubuntu again! Enjoy the show here at OSDir!

MEPISLite 3.3.1-2.test03 released

A new test version of MEPISLite has been released. From the release anouncement:Quote: Final Test Release of MEPISLite 3.3.1-2Submitted by warren on Thu, 08/18/2005 – 23:08. ISOs Morgantown, WV, August 18, 2005: MEPISLite 3.3.1-2.test03 is available in the testing subdirectory at the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and public mirrors. For up to 30 days, please send […]

Ubuntu Colony CD 3 released

Colony CD 3, the third milestone release of the Breezy Badger development branch, is now available. Download from here. From the release announcement: Breezy Badger milestone release “Colony 3” now availableMatt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.comWed Aug 17 15:46:01 CDT 2005 * Previous message: changing the session on the live cd * Next message: Breezy Badger […]

DCCA's first release in September

The first release from (Debian Common Core Alliance) organization will be the Debian Common Core. Based on Sarge and certified to LSB 3.0, it will be the basis for future releases of each member's Linux distribution. It is expected to arrive in September. has the story: Quote: It will not, however, be a distribution […]

Growing older: The year that was…

Always excellent DebianPlanet has started a list of interesting things happened in the Debian commity the last year. I can't put it better than by quoting the article:Quote: In order to celebrate growing older by another year here is the first part of a round up of some of the important and interesting things that […]

Debian weekly news 33/2005

Version 2005/33 of the weekly bulletin frm the mailing lists has arrived – contains amongst others items about Removing Packages from Testing and Expulsion of Debian Developers. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – August 16th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Today is Debian's twelfth birthday. […]

Release: KNOPPIX 4.0 Live DVD

Finally it's officially released – Knoppix 4.0 Live DVD. Read the changelog: * V4.0DVD-2005-08-16– Project split into DVD and CD edition– OpenOffice 2.0 build 104 (english/german)– Lots and lots of package updates– Bugfixes: floppyconf, knoppix-installer– Kernel 2.6.12(.4) update– KDE 3.4.1 from Debian/experimental– correct agpgart module detection– tulip PCI id fix in hwdata– ralink and madwifi […]

Debian GNU /Linux 3.1 Bible

If you'd like to read a real book about Debian, this one's hot from the press by Benjamin Mako Hill! It's to be bought at Book Description * Comprehensive, beginning-to-advanced coverage of Debian GNU/Linux, which boasts an estimated installed base of 1.75 million servers and a year-to-year growth rate of 25 percent * Debian […]

Linux kernel released

The kernel has been patched, updated and finally released! Changelog here. Download here. The rest here:From: Chris Wright To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.orgSubject: Linux Sun, 14 Aug 2005 22:40:22 -0700Cc:,, We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel. The diffstat and short summary of the fixes are below. I'll also […]

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