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Installing libsbml on Debian (to make iBioSim start)

I’m installing libsbml to make the iBioSim tool work under Debian GNU/Linux. First thing I had to do was to make Sun’s java interpreter do all the java interpretation work instead of gcj Read more here

Change the MAC address of a NIC in Debian system

Today we will see how to change the MAC address of a Network Interface Card (NIC) in a Debian/Debian like system. Read more here

Installing and Using Debian on an OpenMoko FreeRunner

You can install Debian on your OpenMoko FreeRunner, and use that system to fulfill your telephone needs. You can then use almost all of the packages available for Debian Read it at the wiki

Installers for Debian Lenny (Debian Testing)

There are three different “versions” of the Lenny installers that you can use. These are (from most stable installer to least stable installer) Lenny Beta2, Lenny Weekly-Build, and Lenny Daily-Build. Read more Quote: here Quote: Also, for Lenny Beta2 and Lenny Weekly-Build, you have the option of installing a 150MB netinstall iso image, or […]

Built-In Verizon EVDO on a T61p with Debian

This is the first in what will be a short series of posts of what I’ve had to do to get Debian (Lenny – currently the ‘testing’ distro) working fully and smoothly on my new T61p. Read it here Quote: Before setting this up with Debian, I’d recommend getting it working with Windows if you […]

Ubuntu, Debian plan big releases

Linux fans are in for a treat in the remaining few months of the year as most of the major Linux distributors prepare to release updated versions of their operating systems. Read more here Quote: The first of these will be the granddaddy of Linux, Debian, which plans to release its latest version called Lenny […]

German and French reach 100% for po-debconf in unstable

On August 22nd, both German and French languages reached 100%completeness for po-debconf translations in unstable (not countingDebian Installer packages, handled in a specific way) (CC'ed to several lists, reply set to debian-i18n) On August 22nd, both German and French languages reached 100%completeness for po-debconf translations in unstable (not countingDebian Installer packages, handled in a specific […]

Apache2 name-based virtual hosting on Debian/Ubuntu

This tutorial will walk you through the configuration of name-base virtual hosting using Apache2 server in Debian and Ubuntu. Read more here Quote: The default configuration of Apache server in Debian/Ubuntu is limited only to one website based on your IP Address. We will setup a name-based virtual hosting to have multiple websites using only […]

Mark Shuttleworth: from Debian Developer to Ubuntu Founder

The other podcast that I did while I was at Debconf8 down in Argentina was with the ever charming Mark Shuttleworth, Debian developer in a past-life and founder of the Debian-based Ubuntu. Get the podcast here

Debian Live Lenny Beta1

The Debian Live team is pleased to announce the first beta of DebianLenny's Live images. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Debian Live Lenny Beta1======================= The Debian Live team[0] is pleased to announce the first beta of DebianLenny's Live images. Although we missed releasing images for Etch along with the installerimages, we are now prepared to […]

First Beta of MEPIS 8.0 Available For Testing

Warren announces the first MEPIS Beta, version 7.9.70. The MEPIS beta offers up to date user applications delivered on top of the new Debian (Lenny) core. The announcement is here Quote: Some of the important packages included with the beta are: kernel, Xorg 7.3, KDE 3.5.9, OpenOffice 3.0beta2, Firefox 3.0.1, Sun Java 6.0, Amarok […]

HOWTO: conky config (conkyrc) for Debian Part 2

I changed around my Conky config, and it’s something you could do forever, but it’s great because it can be as heavy or light as you want it. Read it here Quote: So now, using most of the same code/look that I used here, I have a small, transparent strip at the bottom of the […]

ZaKoTel Released IVAN, Asterisk Based IVR and Call Centre Solution

IVAN™ makes use of the freely available Asterisk® Open Source and will be delivered inside asterLive™, a live CD, it can be run straight from the CD without installation, asterLive™ use Debian Etch 4.0 as Operating system Read the press release here Quote: asterLive™ is a Debian Etch-based LiveCD as well as an installation medium […]

Installing VMware server on Debian etch

n this tutorial we’ll install the free VMware server 1.x and VMware Management Interface to a Debian etch system. Read more here Quote: VMware Server installs on any existing server hardware and partitions a physical server into multiple virtual machines by abstracting processor, memory, storage and networking resources, giving you greater hardware utilization and flexibility. […]

Installing Java on Debian

Here’s the steps I took to get Sun JDK 6 to my Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 system (the right way): Read it here

AntiX 7.5 is Now Available

Built using the MEPIS Linux 7.0 core including the MEPIS 2.6.22 kernel and utilities, along with selected additions from Debian Lenny, this lightweight OS is especially appropriate for older hardware and users who like a very fast and highly configurable system. From the announcement Quote: New features based on community contributions are led by the […]

The Debian Pre-Seed Project

Debian is a great project with wonderful leadership, but setting up a desktop takes a good amount of time and a few extra repos. I'd like to automate that task using a preseed file. Read it here Quote: A pre-seed file is simply a file which gives answers to the questions offered by the Debian […]

Debian vs BSD with a Debian Slant

And, overall, I don’t think that a Debian box feels any less robust and stable than, say, a FreeBSD box. Of course, the recent spate of holes in Linux kernels are beginning to strain that. Read the thoughts in this blog Quote: OpenBSD’s base userland is quite complete. I prefer the GNU userland because I […]

An Inside look at Debian — Chatting with DPL Steve McIntyre

Down in Argentina I grabbed some time with Steve McIntyre, Debian's 11th project leader since its founding 15 years ago. Steve has been on the job since April of this year and I checked in to see how it was going. Read and listen from here Quote: Some of the Topics we tackle: What Steve's […]

Debian marketing team

The Debian Marketing Team is real. It just didnt get alot rolling yetand no processes in place to work on anything. We look for people (both Debian Developers, Maintaners or Users) around the world who are interested in helping. Hi everybody! The Debian Marketing Team is real. It just didnt get alot rolling yetand no […]

How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0 (Etch)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system. Read it here Quote: With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (”virtual machines”) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can […]

Running Vhosts Under Separate UIDs/GIDs With Apache2 mpm-peruser On Debian Etch

This article explains how you can install and configure apache2-mpm-peruser on a Debian Etch server. apache2-mpm-peruser is an MPM (Multi-Processing Module) for the Apache 2 web server, very similar to apache2-mpm-itk, but faster Read it here Quote: mpm-peruser allows you to run each of your vhosts under a separate UID and GID – in short, […]

Set Up a Debian or Ubuntu Machine as a Maildrop

The setup described here enables you to store all your email (and email for other people) on a single machine, which might be a home server, a remotely hosted server, or even a desktop, and then access it from anywhere. Read it here Quote: There's a wide variety of IMAP server software. Options include UW-IMAP, […]

Linux popularity across the globe

The Linux landscape is constantly changing and has a strong community of both developers and users. But where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular? Read it here Quote: Global popularity of the different Linux distributionsAs mentioned in the introduction, we looked at eight common distributions: Ubuntu, […]

The Debian OpenSSL PRNG bug and DHE

Some colleagues (Hovav Shacham, Brendan Enright, Scott Yikel, Stefan Savage) and I have been tracking the aftermath of the Debian OpenSSL PRNG bug Read more of the tracking here Quote: To understand why, you need to understand the vulnerability better. Effectively, the vulnerability stopped any invocations of RAND_seed() from mixing data into the PRNG. The […]

Debian delivers FreeRunner open-phone package

Olympics aside, summer 2008 will be remembered for at least two other reasons. It will be seen as a time when the noise over Linux as a platform for mobile devices reached a crescendo. Second: it marked Debian's fifteenth anniversary. As usually, good entertaining at The Register Quote: The announcement, during Debian's DebConf8 in Mar […]

New Debian GNU/Linux Update

A new Debian GNU/Linux Update was released a few weeks ago – well, actually one and a half new updates, to be precise. I just got around to giving it a try, and I'm pleased and impressed. Read it here Quote: I'm now working my way through some of the things which I find to […]

Utilities automate Debian filesystem creation

Longtime embedded Linux developer Behan Webster has released a collection of utilities for developers assembling root filesystems from Debian packages and compiled applications Read it here Quote: The elbs utilities work with any architecture supported by Debian or Debian-based projects. The centerpiece is an elbs-rootfs utility that can quickly install a first-stage debootstrap directory using […]

DebianDayPT 2008 report

'DebianDayPT 2008' took place in the University of Aveiro, Portugalon the Debian's 15th anniversary (16-Aug-2008). The event, attended by more than 50 Debian users/friends, had severalpresentations about Debian DebianDayPT 2008 Report 'DebianDayPT 2008' [1] took place in the University of Aveiro, Portugalon the Debian's 15th anniversary (16-Aug-2008).The event, attended by more than 50 Debian users/friends, […]

Debian Project News – August 18th, 2008

Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Debian turns 15, 8th annual Debian Conference finished, Freespire 5 to be based on Debian … and much more. Read it from here Quote: Other news Lucas Nussbaum wondered if the technical solution of freezing the propagation of packages from the unstable development branch to the […]

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