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Mustek PoweMust 1000 USB on Debian Squeeze

Some (long) time ago, I wrote an article how to setup a Mustek PowerMust 1000 USB on Debian Sarge. Since then Etch, Lenny and now Squeeze were released and the machine the UPS was attached to was replaced.

The Perfect Desktop – Debian Squeeze

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Squeeze desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Debian 6 Squeeze

It wasn’t too long ago that I did a very late review of Debian 5. I’m happy to say that it didn’t take me nearly as long to get around to the latest release, Debian 6 Squeeze. If you aren’t familiar with Debian then this release is a great chance to learn about a distro […]

Upgrade to Debian Squeeze and Mediawiki woes

Just a number of days ago Debian released Squeeze as the new stable version. I decided to test the upgrade one or two of CC’s servers to see how it would go. The upgrade process was standard and went without problems, as one comes to expect with Debian. Any problems with the upgrade didn’t manifest […]

Debian Archive Signing Key to be changed

The Debian Project wishes to announce the change of the GNU Privacy Guard key used to digitally sign the archive reference files. Signatures are used to ensure that packages installed by users are the very same originally distributed by Debian and have not been exchanged or tempered with.

The Perfect Server – Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND & Courier [ISPConfig 3]

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, […]

5 Key Things to Know About Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’

Everything in a new release is thoroughly tried and tested, which explains why the last version — Debian 5.0 “Lenny” — debuted almost exactly two years ago. Squeeze was officially released on February 6th, and here the 5 most important things to know about it:…

Debian6.0 Squeeze is released! With Screenshots Tour

Finally, after 24 Months of constant developement Debian Squeeze 6.0 has been released today, this release comes with many updates and new features, it includes the KDE Plasma Desktop and Applications, the debianGNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments…

Debian Linux was important: Will it continue to be?

When I asked the rhetorical question, “Is Debian Linux still relevant?” I knew I’d cause a ruckus. But, I also felt the question needed to be asked: For Debian’s own good. Seriously.

Upgrade Debian Lenny To Squeeze In A Few Simple Steps

One rather old laptop and one server were the test objects for this howto. Both systems do not have any RAID devices and use a simple partition scheme from a default basic Lenny install. If your setup deviates much from this, it’s highly recommended to read all details of the Debian Release Notes before you […]

Debian 6.0 Breaks Free of Restrictive Licenses

The new Debian release is notable in many ways, not least of which is that it is the first version ever to incorporate an entirely free Linux kernel, using only software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or other free licenses compliant with the official Open Source Definition.

Previous Article Why Debian matters more than ever

If you look at the feature list for Debian 6, released on February 6, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. This is especially true when measuring Debian against its offspring, like Ubuntu. Looks, however, can be deceiving — Debian is as relevant as it ever was, despite opinions to the contrary.

Sweet Six: Falling In Love With Debian, Again

The release of Debian 6 brought back those good ol’ days of Linux-Fun. Debian 6 also reminded me why I ditched Windows and Mac and moved to GNU/Linux – freedom. Installing Debian also proved that I don’t have to worry about any proprietary hardware running on my machine, if there is any it is opening […]

HowTo: Upgrade Debian 5.0 (Lenny) To Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has been released and how do I upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 from the previous release, Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”) using command prompt?

The new Debian Linux: Irrelevant?

Once upon a time, a new Debian Linux release was a big deal in Linux circles. It still is, but its child, Ubuntu Linux, is the Linux distribution that gets all the headlines. There’s a reason for that. Over the years, Debian has become more and more a Linux just for Linux fanatics while the […]

Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” released

After 24 months of constant development, the Debian Project is proud to present its new stable version 6.0 (code name “Squeeze”). Debian 6.0 is a free operating system, coming for the first time in two flavours. Alongside Debian GNU/Linux, Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is introduced with this version as a “technology preview”.

New look for Debian’s websites

On the occasion of the release of Debian 6.0 “Squeez” [1], the Debian website team is pleased to publish a new design for Debian’s web presence.

squeeezy – wheezy ready for development

As you may already know, Squeeze has now become the domain of the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released! This was the first Debian release which was accompanied by a live commentary on[IC].

Can you believe it? The Debian website has a new layout!

Hi, Did you have a look at the Debian Website[0] today? No? You really should have. Or maybe you had a look at planet, wiki, lists.d.o or packages.d.o, and understand what this mail is about?

Diskless Debian GNU/kFreeBSD HOWTO

This is a short guide on how to boot Debian GNU/kFreeBSD via network on a diskless machine, using GRUB as the bootloader.

Debian 6.0 release is happening now

As predicted – the release is starting this weekend 5/6 February 2011. IRC channels are starting to buzz — #debian-release – and there’s also a live commentary session at

Two days till Debian Squeeze goes Stable

A lot of Debian users prefer running Unstable/Sid or Testing on the desktop. I may very well take that route myself. There’s also talk of a Constantly Usable Testing branch of Debian.

Hosting Multiple SSL Web Sites On One IP Address With Apache 2.2 And GnuTLS (Debian Lenny)

This tutorial describes how you can host multiple SSL-encrypted web sites (HTTPS) on one IP address with Apache 2.2 and GnuTLS on a Debian Lenny server.

bits from the DPL: collab., comm., debconf, … & Squeeze party!

Dear Developers, let’s see if I can intrude in the Squeeze release countdown (to expire during the upcoming week-end [1]!) with some DPL bits.

Custom Kernels on Debian

I haven’t bothered with custom kernels in a long time. I think the last time I ran a custom kernel on my own machine was in 2006. There was a time where I would just read kernel code and change random things just to see what would happen, I’m definitely not that brave anymore.

How to Reconfigure Installed Debian Packages

If you have a dedicated server that runs Debian GNU/Linux or a derivative distribution, such as Ubuntu Server Edition, you should be familiar with apt-get. This is the command you normally use to install, uninstall, and update software packages.

Debian Squeeze – free and non-free – Realtek Ethernet

With debian (6.0) squeeze release just days away, I have been following some of the news closely. My interest is in free software that can be modified and distributed under reasonable terms, and much of what Debian does I like.

Cross Platform Application Installer Meeting Could Mark A Milestone: Debian Project Leader

openSuse’s Vincent Untz organized a meeting around cross-platform application installer in Germany. The meeting was attended by developers representing major distros. Debian is one of the most reputed distributions, which also wears the crown of being the father/mother of popular distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint. We talked to Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian project leader, to […]

BoxBackup on Debian/Ubuntu

This article will describe how to set up a BoxBackup server and client on Debian and Ubuntu machines. Much of this article can also be used on other Unix-like systems, however it will not discuss how to compile BoxBackup.

No Debian for the Clueless

At any rate, Debian is not for newbies who don’t have someone to hold their hand. I really like it, and it’s support is almost as long as for RHEL and clones.

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