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Debian/m68k meeting in Kiel

A week ago we, that is, the m68k porters and some other peopleinterested in the port, held a weekend's meeting at the ChristianAlbrechts University in Kiel, Germany. Hello World, A week ago we, that is, the m68k porters and some other peopleinterested in the port[1], held a weekend's meeting at the ChristianAlbrechts University in Kiel, […]

Port-Forwarding With rinetd On Debian Etch

This article shows how you can do port-forwarding with rinetd on Debian Etch. rinetd allows you to forward ports from one system to another. This useful if you have moved your web sites to a new server with a different IP address. Read it heer Quote: Of course, you have modified your DNS records, but […]

Sidux: Debian Unstable, not so unstable

After having tried Fedora, Mint, and Debian Etch on it, I decided to go the Debian Sid route. This I accomplished using the Sidux live cd installer. Sidux offer a some things in addition to default Debian, but it’s basically just an easy way to install the unstable branch of Debian. More here Quote: So… […]

Debian Lenny: It's an up-and-down thing

The primary reason is that once the Stable version of Debian is set, so are the packages that come with it. Even though they get security fixes and bug patches, you'll be stuck with, let's say OpenOffice 2.0 when others are “enjoying” version 2.4. Read more thoughts here Quote: With two hard-drive bays and less […]

Debian: A niche OS with a not-so-niche security flaw

In May of 2008, researchers found a flaw in the Debian GNU/Linux operating system's random number generator, making any OpenSSL keys generated during the past 20 months so predictable that they could be correctly guessed in a matter of hours. Read it here Quote: Debian GNU/Linux, a particular distribution of the Linux operating system, is […]

Why Lifehacker Readers Switched to Linux

We asked the devoted Linux users, the dual-Windows-and-Linux-booters, and the newer converts to the open-source operating system last week why they made the switch to Linux, and received over 330 responses as of this posting. Read it here Quote: Pure curiosity!This one is easy to understand. Linux is definitely friendly to anyone who wants to […]

Debian not complying to licenses

A couple of years ago, I took over the maintenance of the syslinux package since its previous maintainer was MIA. The takeover was motivated by to the fact, that having started to take care about live systems, I also started to use syslinux on a daily basis and that the syslinux package in Debian was […]

Debian-Med Project

There’s a Debian-Med project, aiming to develop Debian into an operating system that is particularly well fit for the requirements for medical practice and research Read a bit more about it here

Debian distro named for little green man

The Debian project will continue to its tradition of naming releases for characters in Pixar's classic animated movie, Toy Story. With “Lenny” in the final stages of preparation, Project Maintainer Luk Claes has announced that Lenny's successor will be named for “squeeze,” a three-eyed space alien. Read more fun here Quote: Previous Debian releases have […]

Remove debian udev persistent-net-rules

Debian has a customization to udev that will keep network interface names persistent after hardware changes and reboots. Normally this is what you want and you will not care about this, but there are cases where this can be very annoying and we just have to disable it. Read what to do in this blog

Integrating eAccelerator Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to integrate eAccelerator into PHP5 and lighttpd on a Debian Etch system Read it here Quote: From the eAccelerator project page: “eAccelerator is a free open-source PHP accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. It increases the performance of PHP scripts by caching them in their compiled state, so that the overhead […]

Debian Etch on the mac mini (G4/powerpc version)

This is about the G4 mac mini (with powerpc processor), not about the x86 one. I’ve decided I wanted to dualboot Debian Etch (4.0) and OSX Tiger (10.4) on my 2005 Mac Mini. Read it here Quote: The installation procedure went smooth and I got a working desktop environment without any special interventions. The dual […]

Make UT2004 Use OSS on Debian Lenny

Some of us playing Unreal Tournament 2004 may be familiar with the error open /dev/[sound/]dsp: Resource temporarily unavailable. This is usually caused because the sound system is busy Read it here

Debian Is Live Now!

It's time to rejoice for Debian lovers — Debian is live now! Windows and Mac users now have the option to try one of the world's most stable and powerful operating systems on their machines — that too for free! Read it here Quote: One of the oldest and most stable 'free' operating systems, Debian, […]

Debian Project News – September 1st, 2008

Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debiancommunity. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Debian Live Lenny Beta1 released, Debian Translations for French and German Reach 100%, Policy for web apps session storage and much more —————————————————————————Debian Project Newshttp://www.debian.org/News/project/2008/10/Debian Project News – September 1st, 2008————————————————————————— Welcome to […]

Release Update: freeze guidelines, testing, BSP, rc bug fixes

We are happy to publish yet another issue of our highly successfulmotivational status updates. This month's issue contains, as reward foryour continued interest, the name for lenny's successor. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 Heya, We are happy to publish yet another issue of our highly successfulmotivational status updates. This month's issue contains, as reward foryour […]

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