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Damn Small Linux 2.1 RC3

The latest DSL release candidate is upon us – yet again with plenty of changes. As the announcement says Quote: Change Log For DSL v2.1 RC3 1. New mount.lua – Lua GUI disk mount tool.2. New dMix = Lua GUI sound mixer.3. New icontool.lua – Lua GUI lists UCI mounts & allows easy deinstall of […]

News from the release team: Etch scheduled for 12/2006

Andreas Barth has posted an update on the status as well as roadmap/plan for Etch and we're still on track! Hi, Happy New Year to all of you. New Year in the western world is the typicalpoint in time to take a look backward and forward to see what happened andwhat one expects to happen […]

Debian Weekly News 01/2006

The first DWN is here, with news about Reducing the Archive Size, Debian Packages via BitTorrent, Report from FOSS + much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – January 3rd, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 1st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for theDebian community. Mohammed Adnène Trojette summarised all major Debianevents in 2005 in […]

(K)Ubuntu review

In yet another Kubuntu/Ubuntu review, DesktopLinux understands the beauty of them, but still find that they don't quite fit the reviewer's needs. Read the review here Quote: Still, when I get down to it, I find other Linux distributions like SUSE Linux 10 and Xandros 3.0 to be better desktops. As an experienced Linux user, […]

Moore's Law and Ubuntu – the geek's best friends

At Callahan's Cleveland Diary the is a clear declaration of love for Ubuntu and it's usefullness. Read the blog entry here Quote: But here's the part that's got me all atwitter: Ubuntu loaded without a hitch, and is running at very acceptable speed, on two donated Dell Pentium II computers, each with less than 200 […]

Linux kernel 2.6.15 released

The subject says it all. The latest kernel has been released. Here's the short announcement Quote: Ok, very small/few changes in the last week, it seems everybody is off on vacation. All the better. The shortlog/diffstat tell the story: a few one-liners, another ipv6 deadlock fixed, some sysctl and /proc fixes. The changelog is pretty […]

Mark Shuttleworth comments the DCC

On a posting to the Ubuntu-Sounder maillist, Mark Shuttleworth elaborates about why Ubuntu isn't a member and how he sees the Debian Commion Core You can read the entire post here or below: Quote: Anders Karlsson wrote: >>>>I've looked up Mark's wiki, and no more information is available as to why>>>>Mark feels the DCC will […]

Running A MySQL-Based DNS Server: MyDNS

Falko Timme at HowtoForge has made yet another Debian-based tutorial, this time he looks at MyDNS. Check it out here Quote: In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS, a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. This has […]

The Debian wiki

Anything you want to know about Debian? Got something to contribute with? The Debian wiki is a good place to start and is currently under a lot of development. Start looking yourself: And to see how they are progressing have a look at the recent changes on the site

Distrowatch: Debian shelves four architectures

On the weekly Distrowatch News, they comment on the decision to drop certain less popular architectures from Etch. The Distrowatch comment is found here and the original announcement about the qualification results is here. Quote: That does leave four ports released with sarge which are not consideredrelease candidates for etch at this time. Those ports […]

Post-Holiday Ubuntu Catch Up

The folks at The Fridge have a short overview of what's happened the last couple of weeks in Ubuntu-land. Nexenta, Love tasks and several minutes from meetings. Get the overview here at The Fridge Quote: We hope everyone had a safe and prosperous holidays. Now that we’re all done stuffing ourselves from our real fridges, […]

Ubuntu for AMD64 not 'there' yet

The Inquirer have had a test of Ubuntus 64-bit version and found it not quite ready for common use yet. Read the -despite all – very constructive article here. Quote: I don't want to put all the blame on Ubuntu, perhaps it was bad luck and an unfortunate choice of applications and hardware, but I'm […]

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