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Virtualization With KVM On A Debian Squeeze Server

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Debian Squeeze server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

The Spiral tribe – marking the end of Debian’s unpredictable release schedule

The launch of Debian 6.0 Squeeze may mark the end of Debian’s unpredictable release schedule, but it’s still the domain of FOSS purists, says Linux User & Develop columnist, Richard Hillesley…

Misc Developer News (#26)

The news are collected on Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject. In this issue: + DebConf news + Multiarch support + win32-loader.exe available from the mirrors network + Team-specific NM questions + Debian games team meeting

More blogging systems – with Debian as a guide

Blosxom, PyBlosxom, Nanoblogger — hell, even WordPress and Movable Type are available as Debian packages. I wondered, was I missing other blogging platforms, both flat-file and database-driven?

DebConf chairs delegation

As anticipated in the past DPL bits, I hereby formalize the delegation of DebConf chairs, as part of the ongoing effort in clarifying the relationships between the Debian Project and DebConf organization.

Make Browsers Cache Static Files With mod_expires On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

This tutorial explains how you can configure Apache2 to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors’ browsers.

Counting derivatives

With this article, Bruce has made me quite a favor in harvesting distrowatch to refresh the figures about the number of derivatives that I often use in speeches. The need of doing that has been polluting my LaTeX “% TODO” comments for a while now… Here they are:

How To Upgrade Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) To Squeeze (Debian 6.0) On Xen VPS

This tutorial shows how to upgrade a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) installation on a Xen based Virtual Private Server (VPS) to Squeeze (Debian 6.0) including kernel update, dependency based boot sequencing and conversion to UUIDs.

How to Install Open-Xchange on Debian Linux

Since its beginnings as a Microsoft Exchange alternative for small- to medium-sized businessed, the Open-Xchange collaboration suite has stretched a bit beyond just a messaging solution. The flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is regarded as a full collaborative platform, particularly with the addition of the Infostore document sharing module

Debian wins two awards at CeBIT

Debian was presented the award for best open source server distribution by Peter Ganten, managing director of Univention who emphasised the pioneering work done by the project in defining free software standards and processes. The Debian project also received the award for outstanding contribution to open source/Linux/free software

bits from the DPL: squeeze aftermath

Another month, another load of DPL bits! In case you haven’t noticed, the big news since the last bits is that, not only we have a new stable release in Debian history (the 11th), but also that development for Wheezy is open, meaning you can now break your pet packages (not).

Debian takes security very seriously… but how?

So my question is this: how can Debian honestly argue that they take security very seriously? It looks like it takes ages to get something done, which is usually not a big deal when talking about new features, but is definitely a problem when talking about security.

Installing Nagios On Debian Lenny And Monitoring A Debian Lenny Server

Nagios is a monitoring solution for complex IT infrastructures, Nagios is easy to implement and can be extended by custom-modules, called plugins. In this howto I explain howto install Nagios on a Debian Lenny host and make the configuration for it. Furthermore we are going to install a second Debian machine which we monitor with […]

Adventures in Debian

When one’s computer becomes unstable, it’s natural to think first of a particular app or the desktop. After that, one may tend to suspect the operating system. Finally one may find it turns out to be hardware at fault. This is what happened to me recently, and at the operating system phase, Debian became a […]

Debian is Still the Top Linux

By any standard, Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever. Not everyone uses Debian, but, both alone and second hand through Ubuntu, it is the source of more derivative distributions than any other.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2011: Call for nominations

According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project leader elections should begin “six weeks before the leadership post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.”

Debian wins two of seven categories at the Linux New Media Awards 2011

The Debian project’s representatives were quite busy at this year’s Linux New Media Awards, which were presented yesterday during CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. They first took the stage when the award for “Best Open Source Server Distribution” was presented by Peter Ganten, Managing Director of Univention GmbH. In presenting the award he emphasized that Debian […]

Linux Leaders: Debian and Ubuntu Derivative Distros

By any standard, Debian is the most influential Linux distribution ever. Not everyone uses Debian, but, both alone and second hand through Ubuntu, it is the source of more derivative distributions than any other.

Debian announces first South American Security Mirror

The Debian project is proud to announce the availability of the first official mirror in South America. carries all the security updates of the stable and oldstable releases.

Call for projects for Google Summer of Code 2011

Debian is applying as mentoring organization to the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) this year, as we have done previous years [0][1]. In the next 2 weeks we should have the full list of possible projects ready and if we are accepted, the students will start submitting their proposals on the 28th March.

Debian Project News – February 28th, 2011

Welcome to this year’s third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” released * New layout and website related news * Backports for “Squeeze” easier for users * Volatile replaced by new updates suite * Bits from the Debian Project Leader * DebConf […]

Bits from ARM and Embedded Sprint

Hello, During the Debian ARM and Embedded Sprint, we had the opportunity to discuss and work on the following areas:

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