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How to Install and Configure RCP100 Routing Suite on Debian 7

Software-based routers have always played a role in the Internet, and are becoming increasingly important in data centers due to the convergence of video, mobile, and cloud services. Data traffic no longer moves simply from the subscriber into the network and then out again. Instead, most of the traffic is located inside the data center […]

Debian Project News – June 24th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s thirteenth issue of DPN, the newsletter for theDebian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * DebConf13 will have its DebCamp * Debian Code Search on video * Bits from the Debian System Administrators * Interviews * Other news * Important Debian Security Advisories * New and noteworthy packages * Work-needing […]

High Performance Linux Router With Optional LMS Web Panel And Radius Server In 5 Minutes

Every network administrator managing a pool of many routers, knows how important configuration repeatability is. For this reason I have presented how to install high performance router under Debian Linux OS with configuration done in an easily editable text files in few simple and pleasant steps. The whole installation should not take more than 5 […]

Multiarch: How To Use 32bit Packages On A 64bit System (Debian 7 Wheezy)

On Debian Wheezy, it is now possible to run a i386-linux-gnu application on an amd64-linux-gnu system. This is called Multiarch and refers to the capability of a system to install and run applications of multiple different binary targets on the same system.

Building a Debian Wheezy Vagrant Box Using Veewee

For a Django website that I am working, which will be hosted on Debian 7.1, I needed a vagrant box that I can use during development. Unfortunately, such a box was not available at or elsewhere that I could trust, so I decided to build the box myself.

Debian 7: A So-So Distro Not Worth Switching For

Debian may be a granddaddy in the Linux world, but the latest version of the software isn’t much to look at. Debian 7, dubbed ‘Wheezy,’ is about as exciting as its name is unattractive, and it’s certainly not a showcase for the latest distro developments. To be kind, this latest Debian Linux release has little […]

Using RoundCube Webmail With ISPConfig 3 On Debian Wheezy (Apache2)

This guide explains how to install the RoundCube webmail application on a Debian Wheezy server running ISPConfig and Apache2, and how to enable the ISPConfig 3 plugins for RoundCube so that users can perform actions like changing their email passwords from within RoundCube. Roundcube webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user […]

Resurrecting Debian Seattle

I’ve put up a little website and created a new mailing list…If you’re a Debian developer or user and you’d like to hear about infrequent Debian social gatherings in the Seattle area, you should sign up on the list!

Users warned to remove Debian Multimedia repository

The Debian project is warning users that the unofficial Debian Multimedia repository now has to be considered unsafe. According to the Debian maintainers, the domain is not being used by the maintainers of the unofficial repository any more and is now registered to a party unknown to the Debian project. This means that the […]

Updated Debian 7: 7.1 released

The Debian project is pleased to announce the first update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename “wheezy”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

Nasa drops Windows and switches to Debian 6

Standing to this article and this article, NASA decided to drop Windows in favour of linux and more precisely, Gnu Debian Linux 6 (Stable). This is a news we all expect in years but, finally at the end it arrived.

Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Up this morning are benchmarks comparing the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0, the version of the Debian operating system that ships the GNU user-land but replaces the Linux kernel from that of FreeBSD 9.0.

Debian 7 Wheezy: Install Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is a multimedia plugin used to play video, games, streaming, and interactivity to Web pages. This how-to describes how to install the Adobe Flash Player (also known as the Macromedia Flash Player), on Debian 7 desktop or laptop systems.

Debian Project News – Jun 10th, 2013

Welcome to this year’s twelfth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * Welcome to Debian GSoC Students * Outreach Program for Women, the result of the experiment * Bits from the DPL * Expiration of * Other news * New Debian Contributors * Important Debian […]

Debian vs CentOS

When it comes to setup web servers, or Internet servers (web, email and ftp) there is usually two GNU/Linux distributions that comes to mind, Debian and CentOS. Some people are starting to use Ubuntu server, but let’s focus on CentOS and Debian, as Ubuntu is a Debian derivative.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Wheezy (AMD64)

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Wheezy server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual […]

DreamHost Gives Debian Wheezy Linux the Boot in Favor of Ubuntu

“About ten months ago, we realized that the next installation of Debian was upcoming, and after upgrading about 20,000 machines since Debian 6 (aka Squeeze) was released, we got pretty tired,” Dreamhost developer Brett Gailey wrote in a blog post. “The release cycle for Debian is stable, but it’s not long enough for us to […]

Installing Debian 7 and Fedora 18 on POWER7

You might think that I should be recommending the official supported Linux distributions like SUSE SLES and Red Hat RHEL and don’t get me wrong there are good and rock solid. These official version come at a cost (althought there might be a time limit trial version available – I have not checked recently)and Fedora […]

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Debian Wheezy

LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Debian Wheezy server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Debian Linux 7.0 Wheezy: Hands on

I have fallen behind on the Distro Deluge of new Linux releases, because I was traveling in the US for three weeks. The good news in that is that I took my two Acer Aspire One systems with me (725 and 522), and both performed extremely well during the trip.

Debian Wheezy vs Intel 4965AGN: flop-flop

Installing Debian may be a trivial task for someone. It has never been so easy for me. To start with, my first attempt to install it failed epically. Installation of Debian 6.0 Squeeze without a network connection was a serious mistake. Has installation improved in Debian 7.0? It was my task to study this.

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bits from the DPL – May 2013

Hi, Here is the monthly report for my first full month as the Debian Project Leader.

Swedish public open source movement working from the bottom up

The development of ‘Fixa min gata’ began in 2011, and a beta release was introduced last year. The site runs on Debian Linux servers and uses thenginx open source web server. Although the new service is being developed by three organisations, it will eventually be made available to all municipalities as a single, national service.

Debian GSoC 2013 Students Accepted!

Aloha, fellow Developers, Please join me in saying welcome to the following students into Debian’s 2013 Google Summer of Code:

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