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Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People

Debian official releases are more rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will be no exception. In other words, the new release should deliver the usual ultra-reliability, and serve as a solid basis not only for Debian itself, but also the […]

Debian’s next release likely this weekend

The next release of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution is likely to take place this weekend. The last release, Lenny, was made on February 14, 2009. However, given that Debian only makes a release when it is ready, and not according to some artificial timetable, the date could slip.

Rails Ready for Debian Lenny

What this gives you? * an updated system with necessary packages * SQLite3 from lenny-backports * imagemagick * git-core * RVM * Ruby 1.9.2-p136 on RVM * Configure Ruby for Debian * Bundler, Passenger, and Rails gems * Apache + Phusion Passenger slightly configured

LCA 2011: Why people should care about Debian

The current leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Stefano Zacchiroli (pictured below, left), posed the question with a little more force – Why the bloody hell should you care about Debian? – in a talk at the 12th Australian national Linux conference today.

Is The Unified App Store For GNU/Linux Coming?

Vincent Untz, an openSUSE Booster, and the GNOME release manager, saw a window of opportunity here. Untz organised a meeting with support from Novell, Debian, Canonical and many other to discuss “How to create a great user experience for finding and installing applications. The goal is really oriented towards end-users, but the solution obviously involves […]

Debian Project at several conferences and trade fairs

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that it will be present at several events in the coming weeks, ranging from developer oriented conferences to user oriented trade fairs. As usual, upcoming events are also listed on our website [1].

Host a Debian release party at $your_city

Hi! As you might already know, Debian is about to release Debian GNU/{Linux|kFreeBSD} 6.0 “Squeeze” very soon, on the weekend of the 5th and 6th February!

Debian is eating its own dog food more than ever

Why wouldn’t a Linux distribution project wish to showcase the distribution by hosting its infrastructure using its own system? I completely share the underlying assumption. Eating its own dog food is very important if you want to build a Linux distribution and claim with some confidence that it’s of quality and usable. Debian does quite […]

Debian derivatives census

The Debian Project would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to participate in a census[1] of Debian derivatives. In addition we would like to invite representatives of distributions derived from Debian to join the Debian derivatives[2] front desk[3][4]. Debian encourages members of derivative distributions to contribute their ideas, patches, bug reports to […]

Bits from the Security Team (for those that care about bits)

In the weekend 14-16 January 2011, the Debian Security Team convened in Linux Hotel, Essen. We discussed many things, a lot of security work was done and of course the necessary socialising wasn’t forgotten. We’d like to thank the Linux Hotel for again receiving us in such a great way!

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 2 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second release candidate of the installer for Debian Squeeze.

Updated Debian GNU/Linux: 5.0.8 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (codename “lenny”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems.

Debian frees up the kernel again

Never let it be said that the Debian project does not listen. For some time there has been growing dissent about the presence of non-free binary blobs in the Debian GNU/Linux kernel. …. The Debian project has now announced that from the release of Squeeze (Debian 6.0) their GNU/Linux kernels will be available without the […]

Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’ Server

After the successful edition of the Debian Server Installation Guides in Portuguese (servidor Debian 4.0 ‘Etch’ and servidor Debian 5.0 ‘Lenny’), I became more ambitious and decided to create also an English version for the third edition.

People behind Debian: Michael Vogt, synaptic and APT developer

Michael has been around for more than 10 years and has always contributed to the APT software family. He’s the author of the first real graphical interface to APT—synaptic. Since then he created “software-center” as part of his work for Ubuntu.

Join the DebConf team

The DebConf team is busy working on DebConf11, and we are about to begin many months of non-stop work to make it happen. We’d like to invite you to join the DebConf team and help make the best DebConf ever.

Debian Squeeze 6.0 installation screen shots and review

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” is about to be released, in fact some days ago, the Release Candidate 1, has been published, you can read about that here. In this post, I will show, the screenshots of the Graphical installer. Well, I’m going to fast, better start from the beginning.

Installing MyDNS-NG & MyDNSConfig On Debian Squeeze

This tutorial will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Squeeze. MyDNS-NG (based on MyDNS originally writen by Don Moore – is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files.

Installing a Debian GNU/Linux test server with VirtualBox

VirtualBox OSE is a very easy-to-use virtualization tool. It has a GUI interface and installation wizards to help you through the process, so it really doesn’t feel like you’re doing anything as complicated as setting up a virtual host system on your computer.

Comments to the release update

Debian Squeeze on the horizon – and of all the systems that could like my hardware so well, I’m extremely glad it’s this one

Release Update: timings, status and awesomeness

We now have a target date of the weekend of 5th and 6th February for the release. We have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for everyone.

Upgrade Debian Lenny to Squeeze

How do I upgrade Debian stable Linux (Lenny) server to Squeeze for the testing purpose using command line options?

Ruby on Rails and Ruby Gems on Debian Lenny using backports

There’s a thing about Debian… it’s super stable, but the devs always want newer software, so if they need Ruby you have a choice of compiling it from source as I previously described here or better using the Debian Backports.

Debian vs Ubuntu — My Personal Opinion and Experience With Both

Debian on the other hand is one of the pioneers on Linux, and from what I hear, one of the original distros made available. What I like most about Debian is that same “training wheels” feeling I get using Ubuntu. The only difference between the two is that Debian is very very focused on FREE.

Lutris: A New Universal Gaming Platform for Linux is in Development

Lutris is a new gaming platform for Linux that aims at providing easy game installation, configuration and launching system for games. It is different from other services like PlayOnLinux as it integrates a large number of games from a number of different systems that includes console emulators also.

Debian Project News – January 14th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 published

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”. Changes since the second beta of the installer include:

Debian Installer 6.0 Release Candidate 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first release candidate release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.

Back with Ruby on Debian polemics

Once again, a polemic regarding how to properly integrate the Ruby language and libraries with the Debian distribution has been ignited. Similar arguments were presented in November and December 2008 and September 2010

Is the Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” Release Upon Us?

One [clue] to surface early this morning was mentioned on the Debian Forum by Sid user Revenger. He noticed during updates this morning that the latest base-files package changes the codename from “Debian GNU Linux squeeze/sid” to “Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.”

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