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Debian 5′s Five Best Features

Despite delays and internal arguments, Debian 5, Lenny, has finally arrived, and it’s a darn nice Linux distribution. You don’t have to take my word for it. Consider what Warren Woodford, the well-regarded Linux developer, who uses Debian for the foundation of his SimplyMEPIS Linux distribution, has to say.

Custom NAS Server Using Damn Small Linux

This tutorial shows how to customize a standard DSL boot medium to create a home NAS server with the following features: Remote Desktop with VNC, Automatic Detection of IDE and USB/SATA drives…

Updating to Debian Lenny

Last week-end, Debian Lenny 5.0 was finally released. I use Debian on most servers I manage at work. A few of them were already using Lenny when it was still the testing branch, but most are still on Debian Etch.

Running Debian Squeeze

I have just upgraded from Debian Lenny to Debian Squeeze, and so far so good, everything is working great as I am used to since I start using Debian, when Etch was in testing.

How to Upgrade Debian Etch 4.0 to Debian Lenny 5.0

Debian Lenny stable version is finally released and many are curious to upgrade Debian Etch to Debian Lenny. Debian Etch to Debian Lenny Upgrade is not a difficult task, you can easily initiate the live upgrade with bunch of commands.

Debian’s Lenny offers enterprises open-source option

Debian has released the latest version of its operating system and is set to be particularly attractive to budget-conscious enterprises looking to cut costs.

Your PC toolkit, part one: Knoppix

One friendly tool for data recovery is Knoppix, a version of Linux designed to start and run your computer from a CD or DVD, even if the Windows files on the hard drive are out of sorts.

Kudos to translators

Dear translators, Thank you and congratulations for your translations in Lenny. You are making Debian the Universal Operating System!

FOSDEM videos released

In a nice coincedence with the release of Lenny (cheers!!1), the [1 low-quality versions] of the videos from the [2 Debian DevRoom] at FOSDEM 2009 are available now! * Better quality versions will be encoded and uploaded by Ben over the next days. I’d also like to collect the slides from the talks there, so […]

Bits from the ftpteam, re Lenny/Squeeze

as you have read, the release is done and everyone now busy organizing parties. As Mark promised we send a notice when the archive is back to normal, here it is.

Debian squeeze waiting for development

Heya, As you will have probably noticed by now, the new Debian release cycle has begun. In other words: Debian 5.0 (lenny) has been released! We are more than happy to use this opportunity to thank the Debian community for the work it has put into this release. Lenny is better, bigger, more stable and […]

Emdebian GNU/Linux Crush 1.0 (based on Debian 5.0 Lenny)

The Emdebian Project is very pleased to announce the official release of two flavours of Embedded Debian – Emdebian Grip 1.0 and Emdebian Crush 1.0, each based on Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “lenny”), after several years of constant development.

Emdebian GNU/Linux Grip 1.0 (based on Debian 5.0 Lenny)

The Emdebian Project is very pleased to announce the official release of two flavours of Embedded Debian – Emdebian Grip 1.0 and Emdebian Crush 1.0, each based on Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “lenny”), after several years of constant development.

Elive E17 Compiz Where Debian meets Enlightenment.

Elive is not yet another Linux distro it is perfect match of easness, power and beauty.Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives Mac OS X look and feel.

The last minutes before Lenny’s release

I just finished most of my jobs for the Lenny release. I started, together with Mark Hymers, at 10:23 UTC. This was ahead schedule, which said 12:00 UTC, but better early than late.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released. The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments. It also features […]

Debian: New Features

Debian 5 Lenny is an excellent desktop or server option that is worthy of consideration. I have been running the Debian 5 Lenny candidate for awhile and have been very pleased with the stability and features.

Starting Programs at Login in Debian 5 Lenny

OK, so you use the same application every time you login. So, you are wondering, how do I start that application so that it is already running when I start up? Easy, create an entry in the Session manager so that it will start on boot. Here is how to do that.

Lenny’s Looking for Love

This year, however, significant others of the Debian set may find it more difficult to drag their beloved beyond the box, as, barring a lovers quarrel, the Debian community and the long-awaited Debian 5, better known as Lenny, will finally tie the knot.

Debian Lenny locales (perl) warning messages

Lot of time when you upgrade/downgrade Debian OS, you might end up getting some locale warnings (or error) messages on your system whenever you give any commands like “man cp”, “apt-get upgrade”, etc.

LVM with Debian 5 “Lenny”

The process of installing Logical Volume Management on install…is well…a task that can present issues for most users. So I have tried to lay out a screenshot and description of this process on Debian 5 “Lenny” because many people will want to use LVM once they understand the value and the process.

Forking Sugar from Debian

It’s done: Sugar packages for Ubuntu Jaunty are no longer maintained in Git at Alioth.

Debian Lenny: A Linux Valentine Release

Linux lovers rejoice — you’ll also be getting a present this Valentine’s Day in the form of the Debian Lenny release.

Mepis 8 Replaces 7 – A Good Plan

I wasn’t planning on making the switch quite yet, but it worked out just right, anyway. Simply Mepis (SM) has been my Linux distribution of choice for a long time now, and it’s getting closer to going gold all the time.

Debian Lenny, coming Real Soon Now!

With the release of ‘Lenny’ – the latest stable branch of Debian GNU/Linux – on Saturday (yes, that’s Valentine’s day – don’t forget!), Tom Callway speaks to the head of the Debian project, Steve MacIntyre.

A touch of sadness as Lenny emerges

The emergence of Lenny, or version 5.0, on Saturday, February 14, will be tinged with some sadness as well, following the death of a developer in a tragic accident last year.

35 Free High-Quality Games for Linux

As the operating system has grown and morphed, however, this is slowly changing, with more companies releasing their online games with Linux support (Americas Army) and 3D games being created specifically for it (Urban Terror). Here is a list of 35 high-quality, well-working games that will run smoothly on Linux

Bits from the ftpteam regarding the release

Hi all, As the release is coming up, we thought it’d be a good idea to let people know what will be going on with various ftp-master functions around that time.

Virtualization With Xen 3.3.1 On Debian Etch

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a Debian Etch (4.0) system.

German schools pilot remote virtual Debian/KDE desktops

An educational software organization in Germany is pilot testing an educational software system based on virtualized Debian/KDE desktops

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