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Debian Derivative BOSS Linux being mandated by Tamil Nadu state gov’t in India

As far back as 2011, the Indian gov’t recommended the transition to open source in preparation for Windows XP’s end-of-life deadline. But Tamil Nadu is the first state to mandate the installation of BOSS Linux, a Debian Derivative from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

Install Python on Debian

How to install Python in a base Debian 7.4 Wheezy setup. Over the years I have taught myself a handful of different programming languages. Allow me go into a little more detail: I taught myself programming just enough to get whataver job done that I wanted to get done at that time.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.

HOW-TO:Compile XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

This is a tutorial on how to compile and install XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

Install Bare Bones Debian 7.4 Wheezy Server

This article is a quick “how-to” on setting up a simple, clean and lean Debian server. Also including setting up SSH to remotely connect to the server.

Minidlna Media Server through debian-optware-arm

Easy to update without waiting for asus, easy to apply patches, very stable with zero crashes at least for me on RT-AC66U, I enabled movie thumbnails with filmstrip (will take a little bit longer to scan db), this version will not rebuild entire database after every router reboot.

Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian 8 “Jessie”.

Hello, world! I’m a Debian contributor

Laura Arjona Reina: There are lots of tasks that people accomplish to make Debian better, and Debian Contributor is a new hat to credit any participation in the Debian Project, of any kind (even if the contributor is not a full-member of Debian).

BeagleBoard shifts to Debian

If you follow embedded ARM development or the Maker community you know that the BeagleBone Black is one of the hottest new boards – they literally cannot make these fast enough to meet demand. It basically combines the power of an ARM development board with the hobby potential of 2 32-bit microcontrollers. Debian will now […]

Working in a possible LTS for Debian Squeeze

The Debian Security Team announced in the bits from their last meeting that they’re considering to ask for the addition of a new suite to provide long term support (LTS) for Squeeze.

Debian Project News – March 17th, 2014

Welcome to this year’s fifth issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include: * The Supercomputing and Visualization Center of Madrid provides a Debian VPS service * DebConf, past and future * Upcoming votes in the Debian Project: DPL elections and a code of conduct * Bits from […]

Debian packaging and deployment in Mozilla’s Release Engineering setup

I’ve been working on creating my second Debian package for Mozilla’s Release Engineering infrastructure and it’s been a pain like the first one.

Install BitTorrent Sync GUI In Ubuntu Or Debian [PPA Repository]

An unofficial BitTorrent Sync GUI for Linux was released today, providing almost all the features available in the official Windows and Mac BTSync GUI.

Debian Project Leader Elections 2014: Candidates

We’re now into the campaigning period. The candidates this year are: – Lucas Nussbaum – Gergely Nagy – Neil McGovern

DebConf15 country chosen

Hi, DebConf15 will be in Germany, as decided by the committee during their meeting last Thursday. The exact city and dates are still being worked on, but that fact might be fine to mentioned in DPN or on, possibly the (CC’d) mailing list as well.

bits from the DPL — (end of January) + February 2014

Hi, Here is my 10th monthly report, for the last week of January and February 2014. Outline ——- – Policy editors delegation – Secretary appointment – Copyright assignment for Debian contributors – Evaluation criteria for Trusted Organizations – how-can-i-help updates – Talks – Assets

Debian Project Leader Elections 2014: Call for nominations

Hi, 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 backed Mempo project Emphasises security

The Mempo project has the ultimate goal of being the “most secure and yet comfortable out-of-the-box Desktop and Server computer, for professionals, business, journalists, and every-day users avoiding PRISM-like spying.”

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403 release candidate

Well, it has been a long, long wait for the next major release of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). The last “rollup” release, with the latest Update Pack (UP6 at that time) included in the ISO images, was a year ago, LMDE 201303.

Bits from the autopkgtest maintainer

Hello Debian developers, A lot has happened on the DEP-8 [1]/autopkgtest[2] front in the last months, and today’s autopkgtest 2.9 upload marks the completion of a lot of long-standing feature, usability, and documentation development.

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