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DSL vs Puppy Linux

What annoys me is that Damn Small Linux (abbreviated DSL because it’s a bad name) got into that list, but not Puppy Linux. This is something that annoys me, as I think that DSL gets far more attention than it deserves. Read more here Quote: My main point is that while DSL may suit your […]

5 Best Linux Distros to Convert Windows Users

Today, Simply Mepis best serves for those looking for stable over flashy and cutting edge. Using the KDE desktop, this distribution is set to provide long-term reliability for those just looking for a simple to use, Debian-stable desktop computing experience. More here Quote: Stability, and small yet strong community support from the user forums. Despite […]

Debian 5 release approaches… binary blobs included

The developers behind the Debian Linux distribution are preparing for the upcoming release of Debian 5, which is codenamed Lenny. The decision to move forward with the release follows a contentious vote over whether to permit the inclusion of binary blobs in the new version of the distribution. Read more here

FOSDEM talks!

This is a third, final, and somewhat desperate, call for talks for the Debian developers' room at FOSDEM. Hi, This is a third, final, and somewhat desperate, call for talks for the Debiandevelopers' room at FOSDEM. We will have the same room as the two previous years: AW1.125, with acapacity of 76 people. We will […]

Bits from the Debian CD team

The Debian CD team has made practical use of the extra time allowed for the release of Lenny by implementing some late improvements of the CD and DVD images available for Lenny. The Debian CD team has made practical use of the extra time allowed for the release of Lenny by implementing some late improvements […]

Seeking volunteers for the post of Debian Project Secretary

As most people reading this will already know, Manoj Srivastavaresigned from the position of Project Secretary last week [1]. I'dlike to take this opportunity to publically thank him (again) for thehuge amount of effort he has put into the job over the years. He hasbeen a loyal servant of the project for a very long […]

Results of the Lenny release GR

This result means that the Debian Lenny release can proceed as the release team has intended, with the kernel packages currently in the archive. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 I've been reminded that as Acting Secretary I should officially announce theresults of the recent vote. My apologies for the delay! Details of the outcome and […]

Misc developer news (#12)

In this issue: + Bdale Garbee as Acting Secretary + New proposal to track maintenance status of all packages + Packages-arch-specific maintenance changes + Githubredir available + Babelbox updated for Lenny The news are collected on http://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNewsIt's your duty to share news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + Bdale Garbee as Acting Secretary + […]

Howto build a Wifi Hotspot using Chillispot and Debian Etch

This is a step by step tutorial how to build a Wifi Hotspot using Chillispot and Debian GNU/Linux. You need at least two network interface cards to make the chillispot working. Install Debian GNU/Linux and configure the ip address of your network cards. Read more here

Setting up NTP on Debian

I've got a couple of Debian based machines running on VMWare, and the clock keeps going out of sync. I want to have as little overhead on these boxes as possible, so I set up an NTP Daemon on the VMWare host, and then the NTP Clients on the VMWare Guests. Read more here Quote: […]

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