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Freespire Returns to Debian Roots

Press release again: Xandros, Inc., the leading provider of custom OEM Linux solutions, next-generation Linux desktop and server products, and advanced cross-platform Windows-Linux management tools, today announced that the Xandros Freespire 5, arriving Q4 2008, will be based on the Debian GNU/Linux “Lenny” release. More talk here Quote: The move spearheads a new Xandros consolidated […]

Debian — troubling signs; can Slackware teach us anything?

The idea is to really attempt to illuminate people on why Debian, and many other distributions may not be ideal, and why a classic approach such as Slackware still has merit in this world of modern feature-crazy distributions. Read the comments here Quote: I may not be a developer, but even I can see the […]

What to expect in Debian 5: Lenny

Debian took a giant step forward recently towards releasing the next version of Debian, Lenny, by freezing the codebase. Read what to expect here Quote: The Debian developers are also hard at work cleaning up legacy programming issues. Here, they’re working on replacing debmake, a deprecated helper package for Debian packaging, from Debian. One issue […]

Improved Eee PC support coming to Debian Linux

The next full release of Debian Linux will include full support for early Asus Eee PC models including the Eee PC 701 and Eee PC 900. Read the short description here Quote: The DebianEeePC team has also been releasing patches for other Eee PC models like there’s no tomorrow. You can now find ethernet drivers […]

Debian Project News – August 4th, 2008

Some of the topics covered in this issue include: “Lenny” frozen, Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated to include support for newer hardware, Schedule for 8th annual Debian Conference announced, Debian Days around the world … and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Project News Project News – August 4th, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 8th issue of DPN, the […]

From openSUSE 11 to Debian Lenny, through bugs

So I turned back to Debian Lenny. Especially since it's now “frozen” as it's supposed to be approaching a stable release, I hoped it would offer me a reliable experience. More thoughts here Quote: The last time, I was still on openSUSE 11.0, running GNOME and a few KDE3 applications, and I was mentioning that […]

Migrating From Debian Etch to Lenny

Lenny will be the next stable release after Debian Etch. It has today still the status unstable, but worked for me without any issues in a virtual machine on my mac. Read it here Quote: Upgrade worked for my without any major issues within a couple of minutes. However mySQL will not start properly and […]

Setting up Debian APT for testing and unstable

In this quick brief how to I am going to explain how to to setup Debian for default version of ‘testing’ and being able to install package from ‘unstable’ without having to run Debian ‘unstable’ by default. Read how it's done here

Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008

As always, we're doing lots of interesting and significant things and have more good ideas than we have people to do the work. If you have an Eee PC or are planning to get one, or are otherwise interested in our work, some of which has uses beyond just the Eee, here are some highlights. […]

Is Debian Really Afraid of Mono? No!

Not only is Roy Schestowitz a little on the paranoid side,he apparently likes to troll, as well. In a recent article he claims that : The necessary harmonisation between GNOME metapackages and tasksel turned out to be in favour of removing tomboy from metapackages More here Quote: Tomboy (and by proxy, Mono) were reduced to […]

How To Set Up A Ubuntu/Debian LAMP Server

Now I'm going to give some tutorial to set up LAMP Server and to use it. Some people are confused to use this local server at UBuntu/Debian. Other linux will catch up later. Read more here Quote: You need a system that has a minimum requirement of Debian/Ubuntu version of linux with at least 256MB […]

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