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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 bits.debian.org, possibly the (CC’d) mailing list debconf15-team@lists.debian.org 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.

How to experiment with LXC on Debian

Okay LXC is hot and getting widely used by different stack in the infrastructure.So I decided to play with it little bit and show you how you can actually do it yourself with minimal fuss. I am sitting on Debian Wheezy and I will get debian lxc container to run it on top of host […]

MiniDebConf in Barcelona – March 15 & 16 2014

Debian Women is proud to announce that it will hold a MiniDebConf in Barcelona on 15-16 March 2014, where Debian enthusiasts from far and wide will gather to talk about the latest Debian changes and the Debian community, as well as to meet new and old friends.

Debian Wheezy for AC68 and AC56 + OwnCloud

Have the Merlin firmware installed on your router. Have a disk formatted in ext4 and attached to the router. Have ssh shell running Create a folder called “debian” and share it via Samba

Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg/Austria – 25-27 April 2014

We are happy to invite you to the second Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 25-27 April, 2014 [BSPSBG]. Come and help to freeze Jessie in time by squashing bugs with us!

How Fake Debian Developers Have Been Trying To Scam Games From Valve

According to Collabora’s Jo Shields, who is responsible for verifying the claims, the majority of responses have been from legitimate devs, with 279 approved so far and only 22 enquires refused. Of those 22, 10 were honest requests that didn’t meet the criteria, while seven were half-hearted (and easily identifiable) scam attempts. The last five, […]

Getting into Debian

Finally, I decided a few weeks ago to spread out my after-hours community a activity beyond Ubuntu, and I’ve settled on the Debian new maintainers Django website as somewhere I can easily start.

Getting Movistar Peru ZTE MF193 work in Debian

After so many attempts to have my shiny Movistar Peru (Internet Móvil) 3G ZTE MF193 modem to work out-of-the-box in Debian jessie (unstable) with NetworkManager, the word frustration was hitting on my head. Even trying to do the right thing, led me to craziness. I gave up on fanzines and decided to take the old-school […]

Thoughts on the default init system for Debian discussion

The Debian tech committee is deciding on the default init system for Debian. Personally I’m totally biased and think the only realistic choice is systemd. I loved Upstart when it was written, but actually I think the default init system is really of no concern at all.

Debian init decision further isolates Ubuntu

Going forward, systemd will be Debian’s default init system for Linux distributions, an init system soon to be used by every other major Linux distribution other than Ubuntu.

Systemd Init System In Debian Jessie – Democratic Decision or unCivil War?

This brief summary hides all the details of the angry words, posturing, taking sides, beating up on people and calling for a ban on an individual member and replacing the chairman… Such drama. I wonder if there will be a movie? I think we should just live with the decision and move forward.

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