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From DCC to DCC

The Debian Common Core has changed its name to DCC Common Core following the debate of using the Debian name. Ian Murdock tell it to the world, and you can check it in the FAQ. Quote: Why are we doing this? The DCC is a truly important initiative for Debian, and we don’t want continued […]

Debian Security Hosting Modification

The Debian project has split the public frontend of security.debian.orgto a new machine so internal and external services of the Debian security infrastructure have been split. ————————————————————————The Debian Project Hosting Modification press@debian.orgOctober 4th, 2005———————————————————————— Debian Security Hosting Modification The Debian project has split the public frontend of security.debian.orgto a new machine liberally hosted […]

Debian weekly news 40/2005

Yet another DWN has hit the streets. Thos week includes Release Team Changes, Debian Network Introduction, Planet Debian versus Mailing Lists and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – October 4th, 2005————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 40th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Donald Feinberg, vice-president of Gartner[1]predicted the end of […]

Linux released

The stable team have announced the release of the kernel. Read the changelog here. And download here. The release note:Quote: From: Chris Wright To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.orgSubject: Linux Mon, 3 Oct 2005 18:16:20 -0700Cc:,, We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel. The diffstat and short summary of […]

Ubuntu's Direction and Intent

Mark Shuttleworth has released a FAQ about Ubuntu's Direction and Intent. It comments the discussions of funding, of being a Debian-fork or not, of the strange names, of …lots of stuff, with his own words: “This document exists to give the community some insight into my thinking, and to a certain extent that of the […]

Ubuntu one of the best products in 2005

As the only Linux distribution, Ubuntu Hoary made it to no. 26 on The 100 Best Products of 2005 by PC Magazine. You can see the list here. By the way, Firefox was number 1! And read what they have to say about it here at PC Magazine.Quote: I'm going to just come right out […]

Torvalds' Baby Comes Of Age

BusinessWeek has interviewed Linus Torvalds about the progress and spread of Linux and what it means to us all. The Linux pioneer sees wide acceptance for open-source software and tools. But converting the masses is still challenging No matter what strides the new generation of open-source companies make, they all owe a big debt to […]

Interview with Jeff Waugh

Jeff Waugh talks about how he got into Free Software, Ubuntu’s relationship with Debian and lots of other stuff. It is audio, so you will need your ears and not your eyes on The Fridge. In an interview for the Linux Australia Update podcast, Jeff Waugh talks to James Purser about how he got into […]

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