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Debian 5.0 ScreenShots

So it has been a while since I have posted ScreenShots of any distribution lately. So I decided to start it off with the new and improved Debian 5.0.

Elive E17 Compiz Where Debian meets Enlightenment.

Elive is not yet another Linux distro it is perfect match of easness, power and beauty.Elive is based on Debian and uses Enlightenment as its windows manager, which gives Mac OS X look and feel.

35 Free High-Quality Games for Linux

As the operating system has grown and morphed, however, this is slowly changing, with more companies releasing their online games with Linux support (Americas Army) and 3D games being created specifically for it (Urban Terror). Here is a list of 35 high-quality, well-working games that will run smoothly on Linux

New layout and much, much more…

Welcome to the new! There’ll be many new features on the site now and in the weeks to come. First, thanks to László Torma for motivating us to get moving with the update and for helping with the design. After almost 3½ years with the same layout, we’ve switched from Xoops to WordPress and […]

Embedded Computer Runs Linux, Development Tools, and Access Control

U.S. embedded hardware OEM KwikByte demonstrated a display-based, development system running a full Debian environment and applications on a power-conscious, microcontroller. The system is targeted at general purpose computing, test stands, access control systems, and inventory management applications. More here Quote: The board supports smaller configurations like BusyBox and uClibc (top screen shot) as well […]

FOSDEM09 and my Summer of Code at Debian slides

Here are the slides for my talk (Debian and Google Summer of Code 2008: wrap-up and insights) in PDF format: debian-fosdem09-gsoc08. Get them here

Debian Project seeks Hardware Donations

The Debian project is looking for sponsors for two new officialservices: snapshot and data archives. Both services utilize largeamounts of data and therefore require a capable machine with a largedisk array that provides 10 TB of disk space to start, with the abilityto be easily extended. We'd like interested sponsors to ————————————————————————The Debian Project […]

The Unthinkable: Moving From Ubuntu to Debian 5 Lenny

I am thinking the unthinkable…..I am considering changing from Ubuntu 8.10 for my desktop to Debian 5. I have been running the Debian 5 Lenny candidate for awhile and have bee very pleased with the stability and features. Read it here Quote: 2. SecurityBasically the security issue is the same as stability. It is even […]

Damn Small indeed.

I already knew about DSL (damn small linux). I checked online to see what the requirements were. The entire operating system can fit on a 50MB USB drive. “That's perfect,” I thought. More here Quote: I decided to just run the DamnSmallLinux inside of Windows. I started to read up this distrobution of Linux. Apparently […]

Debian on HP 2510p

In August I got a very nice HP 2510p notebook which is now my main system for development. This took a while for two reasons. More here Quote: First of all the system did not resume 100% reliably. This has now been solved, although the final patches needed for that will only be in 2.6.29, […]

Virtualization With Xen On Debian Lenny (AMD64)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on a Debian Lenny (5.0) system (AMD64). More here Quote: Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called “virtual machines” or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). Using Xen you can separate your applications into different […]

Damn Small Linux – An Amazingly Small Linux

An amazing Linux distribution. Just 50MB and you are in business. I got a taste of the wonderful Damn Small Linux (DSL) today as I installed it onto my 1GB flash drive. I followed the simple instructions as listed on their wiki. Read more here Quote: In short, good things do come in small packages. […]

Need a supercomputer? This guy builds them himself

Bruce Allen is perhaps the world's best do-it-yourselfer. When he needed a supercomputer to crunch the results of gravitational-wave research, he built one with his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It isn't mentioned in the article, but he uses Debian and Beowulf

Debian Linux is finally – no really! – getting close to release

An open-source truism is: “Nothing is released until it's ready.” Well, sometimes that's true and sometimes you have situations like the one with Debian Linux's next release: Debian 5 “Lenny.” Read the comment here Quote: Somehow, and don't ask me how, Debian has managed to survive yet another internal civil war, and so I expect […]

Debian Founder Murdock Now Sun's Cloud Strategist

Debian Linux founder and former OpenSolaris chief Ian Murdock is taking over the role of chief strategist for cloud computing at Sun Microsystems. Read more here Quote: The result of a restructuring at Sun last November has given Ian Murdock the new role of VP of Cloud Computing Strategy, which Murdock recently announced in a […]

How to grsec + Debian (

After 4 years with Slackware on my laptop I decide to move to Debian. I installed Debian 4.0r6 Etch and then decide to perform some basic hardening. The first thing that you can do is of course to remove some crappy services like RPC portmap. More here

How to: Debian stop MTA start up at boot and other services

I always get this with wireless and MTA when booting Debian due to the way I configure my network card. Read it here Quote: My Wireless card config is setup in /etc/network/interfaces, nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf, but I use /etc/rc.local to issue my ESSID, WEP pass and restart the network which means that MTA (Mail Transfer […]

Debian security motivational posers

I got a kick out of these tounge in cheek Motivational Posters that take at jab at Debian GNU/Linux for their embarrassingly severe low entropy security hole in their implementation of OpenSSH in May 2008. Quite funny, here

Debian Summer of Code ‘08 : Where are they now (part 3/3)

Welcome back for the last part of the reviews. You may want to look at the previous parts : part 1 and part 2. More here Quote: Aptitude-gtk, usability and GTK+ GUI for the Aptitude package managerPresentation“A GTK+ GUI for Aptitude that will work alongside improved current ncurses and command-line interfaces. This will offer an […]

Release update: deep freeze, planned dates, and remaining bugs

The weekend of February 14th is going to be our tentative target forrelease. We've checked with all the involved teams (which are many!),and the date works for all of them. Hello! Deep freeze=========== As you've probably read by now, the Installer Team has announced [1] theavailability of the second, and hopefully final, release candidate forthe […]

Grub 2 in Debian Etch

The GNU team has released grub 2 which allows us to display grub menu using background images of your taste. Are you thrilled? But I was not happy, because I am using Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 code named “Etch”. Read it here Quote: It doesn't have the grub2 in its repository. Also I don't want another […]

Release Candidate 2 of Debian Installer

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second releasecandidate of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Lenny. —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—–Hash: SHA1 The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the second releasecandidate of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Lenny. Improvements in this release of the installer~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Updated Linux kernel (2.6.26-13) and external […]

Saving Your Configuration of Damn Small Linux

I continue to be impressed with Damn Small Linux. Consider, how I've turned an ancient laptop (without a hard drive) into a jukebox just by turning it on with this CD in it. Read more here Quote: The only annoying part of using DSL is that your configuration is lost on a reboot. So, the […]

Adding modules to Damn Small Linux (DSL)

This is not a simple task. Adding or compiling modules is a tricky feat when it comes to 2.4 kernels. It requires you compile the entire kernel yourself before. Read more here Quote: I have used a diskless machine, with an NFS mount as the place where I have kept all persistent data. Mounted it […]

Activate Wireless on IBM x31 on Debian Linux

I’ve tried to search on Google on how I could make my built in Wireless card to work on my Debian 4.0 (etch) installation, however all I found was outdated information. So, I had to find out how to make it work and compile it on my blog for 2009. Read it here

The perils of InnoDB with Debian and startup scripts

Are you running MySQL on Debian or Ubuntu with InnoDB? You might want to disable /etc/mysql/debian-start. When you run /etc/init.d/mysql start it runs this script, which runs mysqlcheck, which can destroy performance. More here Quote: It can happen on a server with MyISAM tables, if there are enough tables, but it is far worse on […]

Debian Summer of Code ‘08 : Where are they now (part 2/3)

Here’s for the second installment of my review of this past year’s Summer of Code at Debian Read more here Quote: If you don’t have old computers lying around to turn into NAS servers, you need to sleep at night without the soothing sound of computer fans or if you actually pay your own electricity […]

Running apt-get through ssh SOCKS proxy using tsocks

I had to update two debian servers behind a firewall which allowed outgoing ssh connections but only allowed http (and ftp) access via a proxy with a username/password I did not have access to. Read it here Quote: This might be a chicken-and-egg problem because in order to install it you may need to download […]

Knoppix 6.0 released

Knoppix 6.0 has now been released with several new features and updates. The last update to Knoppix was in March of 2008 with version 5.3.1. Amazing – a new release of Knoppix! Quote: Version 6.0 of Knoppix is a complete rebuild from scratch and is based on Debian/lenny (draft). It incorporates a new boot procedure […]

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