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Bits from the release team and request for discussion

Sorry for sending out this mail so late. It should have gone out a bit earlier, but the delay allowed us to update our views on the timeline based on the feedback we received by the community – see below for details.

Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 “Squeeze” release goals

Following up on its decision to adopt the policy of timed release freezes beginning with the next release of Debian GNU/Linux, the Debian Release Team has now published their list of release goals for the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, code-named “Squeeze”.

Debian Adopts Two-Year Time-Based Release Cycle

The comments to this groundbreaking news is popping up: OSNews, iTWire and plenty more

MEPIS – Simply MEPIS 8 review

One of the further well-liked Linux distributions, but not one that’s offering much of a risk to Ubuntu in terms of fame, Simply MEPIS however has a great deal to mention it. It’s the community edition of the MEPIS distribution, and right from the start it sparkle with viable luster.

Install OpenSIPS on Debian or Ubuntu

OpenSIPS will be best deployed on Sun machine running Solaris OS to obtain it’s best performance. But installing on Debian or Ubuntu machine will much easier. OpenSIPS modules depend on various package which is hard to get for Solaris. Debian or Ubuntu will be the best OS for installing practice.

Installing Debian Lenny

After using almost ~14 months, i left my laptop aside. to dust and dirt to build in. i hardly use it for any important work for i couldn’t get a good linux distribution to run on it.

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Lenny

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Lenny server

Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes

Debian decides to adopt time-based release freezes. The Debian project has decided to adopt a new policy of time-based development freezes for future releases, on a two-year cycle.

Community inertia in Debian and Ubuntu

At Debconf 9, Steve Langasek delivered a talk on pam-auth-update, which included a tongue-in-cheek slide about how it had come to be. He pointed out that this project had required about six years of “thinking” and two months of actual development…

Deep Freeze-Like Software for Ubuntu / Debian

Lethe makes the partitions behave like a Live CD: all changes made on the file system will not be saved on the disk but in RAM and when the system restarts, all the content saved in the previous session is “forgotten” and lost and the disk / partitions are restored to their original state.

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

Performance tuning for PostgreSQL on Ubuntu/Debian

Here’s a short guide to how to finetune your PostgreSQL installation

EasyLXDE, a derivative of Debian official who does not know Linux

Easy LXDE is a DebianPureBlends project launched in 2009 for making a distribution of Linux which is easy, especially for the new user.

Edit pdf file in Debian Lenny using pdfedit

Do you need a pdf editor running on Linux especially Debian and Ubuntu? You should give a try on pdfedit. A small application that enables you to edit or modify pdf files.

Paravirtualized Gentoo 2009 domU Using Debian Lenny

This guide will help you to create gentoo paravirtualized xen guest under Debian Lenny. Since Gentoo 2008.0 release is deprecated, so we will use current gentoo stage.

When Debian Meets Enlightenment its “Elive”

The Elive Linux distribution combines beauty with ease of use. Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment X window manager instead of more memory intensive GNOME or KDE, which gives the distribution a Mac OS X look and feel.

Install PHP 5.3.0/Lighttpd On Debian (Lenny) With Imap, MySQL, Sqlite3 And ImageMagick Support

This tutorial covers the setup of PHP 5.3.0/Lighttpd on Debian (lenny) with imap, mysql, mysqli, sqlite3, ImageMagick and mycrypt support. For this tutorial I will assume you are logged in as root this is not advised.

Debian conference coming to World Heritage city Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain

Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, 22 July 2008 – Come 24 July, the city of Cáceres in the autonomous community of Extremadura in western Spain will be the temporary home for almost 300 attendees of the annual conference of the Debian project. The Debian project is the team behind the free and open-source Debian GNU/Linux operating system.

Mepis 8.0 Linux – Review and Screenshots

Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. Mepis is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

Limiting the CPU usage of applications on Linux

Monitor the CPU usage of applications that we use, it is recommended if you need to maintain a good performance on your system, sometimes in our system we have applications that should not stop working and we need some free resources on your computer for them.

Install Drizzle on Debian lenny

Drizzle is a Free Software/Open Source database management system (DBMS) that was forked from version 6.0 of the MySQL DBMS. Drizzle is a re-thought and re-worked version of the MySQL kernel designed specifically for high-performance, high-concurrency environments.

Adding Repositories to Synaptic

If you use a Debian-based Linux distribution then you probably use Synaptic. And if you use Synaptic enough you may have come across an application that it can not find.

Installing VMware Tools On Debian Lenny 5.0.2 With Gnome Desktop On ESX Server 3.5 Update 4

From time to time, installing VMware Tools on a Linux guest will cause you some grief. While there are lots of howto’s, usually they’re for VMware Workstation. Here’s one that works in Debian/Lenny 5.0.2 on ESX Server 3.5 Update 4.

Debian PPC on PowerBook G4: Touchpad and CD-ROM problems

I downloaded the stable 5.0.2 DVD image, burned it onto a DVD from my Mac and it booted without incident and I was able to go through the entire installation without fail.

How to install fonts in Linux – Ubuntu, Debian

This method of installing fonts works not just for Ubuntu or Debian Linux but probably for all other Linux distributions.

Mepis 8.0 Linux – Review and Screenshots

Mepis 8.0 Linux is a Linux distro designed for ease of use and suitable even for beginners. Mepis is built on Debian 5.0 stable core with the 2.6.27 Linux kernel and comes in a 32bit and 64bit version.

The Reason Why I Loved Knoppix More Than Windows!

About three months ago, my friend, Freddie had recommended me to use the Knoppix. He said that he have been very tired about the Windows and decided to change it to Knoppix.

Postfix on Debian: Fixing the bounced email issue

After setting up Postfix as the MTA on a Debian box using these instructions, I was able to send email through the SMTP server. However, when sending from the command line, I was getting bounce messages in my /var/log/mail.info file.

Anonymous SSH Sessions With TOR

OpenSSH is a great means to protect your connection from being sniffed by others. However, this isn’t always enough. Simply proving that you connected to a server is enough to get incriminated. And this is where TOR comes to play. This howto covers installing TOR on a Debian based system and setting up SSH to […]

Disabling IPV6 on Debian

If you don’t use ivp6 for anything and your ISP doesn’t support it theres not much of a need to have it enabled. To disable it we need to edit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases

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