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Debian Project mourns the loss of Frans Pop

Debian Project mourns the loss of Frans Pop. The Debian Project has lost a member of its community. Frans Pop (fjp) died on August 20th.

A day of failure with Debian

Today, I tried installing Debian on my HP ProBook 4510S. Three times…..Then I gave up and decided to install Linux Mint 9 LXDE. I just burnt it on a CD-RW and I’ll install it as soon as I finish this post

Bits from ARM porters

Quite a few things happened recently around Debian/ARM; some random news follow

Automated Data backup of Ubuntu Linux using Remote Backup software rsnapshot in Debian

This scenario depicts backup of desktop (assuming that IP address is 192.168.0.100) data to a backup server. My desktop runs on Ubuntu 10.04 and backup server runs on Debian Squeeze.

Create A Full System Backup Or Custom Live Ubuntu / Debian CD With Remastersys

Remastersys is a tool which can be used to create a custom live Ubuntu / Debian CD. But it’s not like the other such tools we’ve already covered as it can be used to clone your current installation which you can then use to either share it with your friends or create your own Ubuntu […]

Debian Project News – August 26th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s tenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian turns 17 * Screenshots atpackages.debian.org * Some bits from ARM porters * Join the DebConf Team * Progress of the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port * Bits from the MIA team * … and much […]

How To Set Up MySQL Database Replication With SSL Encryption On Debian Lenny

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL using an SSL connection for encryption (to make it impossible for hackers to sniff out passwords and data transferred between the master and slave).

DebConf10 DPL report: comm., CUT, RC, init, derivatives, …

Dear developers, here is the promised DPL report from DebConf10. I post it not only as the usual periodic report, but also to point at some DebConf10 events which might be relevant for future project activities.

Installing Sun-Java 6 on Debian

To get Sun-Java-6 on a Debian box then follow the instructions. I think there is a Repo out there so you can use apt-get but I could not find it.

Letter to the Debian project

I realize that today, I may be one of the worst viewed user by a very big percentage of the Debian/Ubuntu community, I’m still responding pseudo-constructive comments on the first post… today.

Debian at 17: As Important as Ever

It’s hard to believe that Debian has 17 years under its belt, but the project celebrated its 17th birthday on August 16. Though Debian may not be quite as well hyped as other distros, it’s still one of the most important FOSS projects around.

The Debian apocalipsys

I’ve been Debian user since many years ago. I’m proud of Debian in all that years.Was my O.S. of choice at home desktops and at work servers. This week I started to learn about the pkg-perl team, to try to help in Dancer::* and its build dependencies packaging.

First Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference in Italy

The Italian Mini-Debconf and the Ubuntu-it meeting will be held together, in an collaborative community conference called DUCC-IT 2010. It will be held in Perugia on Saturday 18 September, contemporary celebrating the Software Freedom Day 2010.

Bits from the Debian Women project

The Debian Women project aims to get more women to participate in Debian, as packagers, bug reporters, technical documentation writers, bug fixers, translators, artists and in any other area that helps the development of Debian. These goals are achieved through IRC tutorials, a mentoring program, a mailing list and an IRC channel.

Why prefer Debian GNU/Linux over another distribution

Quite some time ago I wrote a blog post explaining why I preferred Mandriva over other distributions. But I have now switched to Debian GNU/Linux, so it is time for an update. I will mostly compare with Mandriva because that is where I come from and what I know the best, although most points are […]

Installing the Vbox Guest Additions to a debian lenny vbox

If your using virtual box its very nice to have the guest additions installed on your vbox system. It changes the vbox systems resolution according to its window size, copy and paste from vbox to main system and you don’t need to push an control button to leave the vbox system

Debian: Yesterday’s Distribution?

The latest Debian Project News recently announced a code freeze in preparation for a new release by the end of 2010. It’s a sign of the times that the news went mostly unreported. Which makes me wonder: What is Debian’s role today?

Installing A Multiserver Setup With Dedicated Web, Email, DNS And MySQL Database Servers On Debian 5.0 With ISPConfig 3

This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup with dedicated web, email, database and two DNS servers all managed trough a single ISPConfig 3 control panel.

Use Linux? Now you can video chat too

Voice and video chat for Linux supports Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions, and RPM support will be coming soon.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Unity at DebConf 10

In the video Mark covers the main aspects of Unity, major changes to the desktop such as indicator applets, app-menu using dbus and the idea behind the design and layout as well as the dual boot controls, and much, much more!

Bits from the MIA team

Hello everyone, this is some news from the MIA team which has been quite silent lately as I find. For those who don’t know it, MIA means “Missing In Action”, i.e. the effort is to track maintainers who seem to be neglecting their duties.

The Debian Battalion

By latest count there are only 873 on active duty but they work hard herding 25000 software packages from scattered sources into a harmonious whole on 12 architectures.

How to thank Debian for 17 great years

Debian has just turned 17 and some of the developers have set up a site where anyone who wishes to do so can send a message of thanks to the project or to individual developers or teams

Debian Project News – August 11th, 2010

Welcome to this year’s ninth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include…

Why prefer Debian GNU/Linux over another distribution

But I have now switched to Debian GNU/Linux, so it is time for an update. I will mostly compare with Mandriva because that is where I come from and what I know the best, although most points are rather universal.

Happy Birthday, Debian!

Today, Debian turns 17. It’s great to see how one of the first GNU/Linux distributions out there still manages to be important and relevant. Happy birthday, Debian!

Upgrade kernel from backports in Debian Stable

Recently I’ve been using Debian backports to update versions of some applications- Pidgin, Transmission, Open Office. I’d come across a few recommendations to upgrade the kernel, but had trouble finding a simple guide to doing so.

Install WordPress on Debian 5 (Lenny)

In Lenny, WordPress is already part of the apt repository. The downsite is that its a quite old version. So this little howto describes how to install the latest WordPress version (currently its 2.9.1) from its tarball by still retaining Debian’s file locations.

No hardcoded config on Debian Edu clients

What is the point, you might ask? The point is to allow a Debian Edu desktop to integrate into an existing network infrastructure without any manual configuration.

Membership structures in Debian and Ubuntu

The membership structure plays an important role in the development of a distribution: it defines the kind of contributors that are welcome in the project, it sets expectations of the project towards its contributors and defines their rights.

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