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HOW-TO:Compile XBMC on Debian or Ubuntu

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

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.

Creating a Linode-based VPN setup using OpenVPN on Debian or Ubuntu

Using a Virtual Private Network is a good way to work-around geoIP restrictions but also to protect your network traffic when travelling with your laptop and connecting to untrusted networks.

Ubuntu in Debian Software Sources

Besides Ubuntu as an OS on my machine, I’m also using Debian GNU/Linux 7 Wheezy for months now. I’m enjoying using this latest stable version of Debian because it really is a stable version. I never encounter a single error while using it. That’s the main reason why I choose to use it for some […]

How to Repack Deb Files on Debian and Ubuntu

The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian GNU/Linux users how to easily unpack and repack a .deb file on their Debian-based Linux operating system. Once in a while you reach a moment in life when, among other things, you want to modify a .deb file, to change something in it and repackage […]

Moving from Ubuntu to Debian

With the recent changes and events around Ubuntu, I have decided to start using Debian for my personal desktop and server OS. I thought I would detail the reasons behind my decision and my experience while making the switch.

Setup DNS Server On Debian 7 Wheezy

In this tutorial i am going to setup local Primary and secondary DNS servers. I am using two systems running with Debian 7 for primary and secondary DNS server and one system running with Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop for Client.

Bug Squashing party for Debian and Ubuntu in Oslo, Norway weekend 2013-10-12/13

Do you want to learn how to fix bugs in Debian and Ubuntu. Did a bug in your favourite program annoy you for a while, and you want to do your part to get rid of it for good?

Running CS-Cart On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.04

This tutorial shows how you can install and run CS-Cart on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 13.04 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of […]

gNewSense 3.0 Switches From Ubuntu To Debian

For those concerned more about code licenses and the free nature of software over the quality, richness, and features of a Linux distribution, gNewSense 3.0 is now available. The gNewSense 3.0 release now supports three architectures and has switched from an Ubuntu base to now using Debain Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux Displaces Ubuntu GNU/Linux In Page Hits

Last week, evolution caught up with the Ubuntu juggernaut. After jerking people around with Unity, WaylandMir, and generally annoying lovers of Free Software with top-down stuff, Canonical drove more people to take a look at installing Debian GNU/Linux as suggested by the page-hit ratings on Distrowatch. That puts Debian GNU/Linux in #2 after Mint

Install Tiny Tiny RSS Reader on Ubuntu/Debian

If you are still searching for the best alternative to Google Reader which is now discontinued, well you are on the right track. In this article, I will show how to install an alternative for Google Reader called Tiny Tiny RSS Reader.

Ubuntu vs. Debian

Long before Ubuntu ever existed, Debian was a major player in the Linux space. To put a finer point on that statement, Debian is a distribution of Linux that has made countless other distributions, from Knoppix to Simply Mepis, a reality. This is similar to how Ubuntu relates to Linux Mint by providing Mint a […]

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 […]

Skype 4.2 Released – Install on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint and Fedora

Finally, the long-awaited Skype 4.2 for Linux released by Microsoft with major updates, lots of various bug fixes and some minor features from the previous version, and this update is one of the biggest update as of now.

Nginx: SPDY SSL Installation and Configuration On Debian / Ubuntu

SPDY (pronounced as speedy) is an open networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting web content. Nginx version 1.4.x supports SPDY out of the box. You need openssl version 1.0.1 or above to compile and use nginx.

Running Redaxo 4.4.x On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Redaxo 4.4.x web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers […]

How to speed up package updates using apt-fast (Debian & Ubuntu)

apt-fast downloads repositories (package sources) and packages in parallel, which can greatly shorten the time it takes to update a system. In contrast, the default package manager (apt-get or aptitude) downloads repositories and packages sequentially.

Running PrestaShop 1.5.x On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 12.10

This tutorial shows how you can install and run a PrestaShop 1.5.x web site on a Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 12.10 system that has nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced “engine x”) + MySQL + PHP). nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers […]

Debian / Ubuntu: Install gem The FrontEnd To Rubygems

How do I install rubygems package manager for Ruby on rails (RoR) under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating systems? gem1.8 or gem command is the front end to RubyGems – a sophisticated package manager for Ruby. You need to install the following packages:

Debian / Ubuntu: Set Port Knocking With Knockd and Iptables

Debian or Ubuntu Linux comes with knockd. It is a port-knock server. It listens to all traffic on an ethernet and/or PPP interface created by VPN/dial-up pppd, looking for special “knock” sequences of port-hits.

Debian and Ubuntu packages for sbsigntools and efitools built

I got a lot of complaints about the lack of Debian or Ubuntu packages. Apparently alien doesn’t work all that well, and some of the packages (like libc) are too new anyway on openSUSE. So I finally figured out how to get OBS to build debian packages.

Steam for Debian

So you can download Steam for Linux now!. Or at least Ubuntu. The 1.0.0.22-version package needs a bit of tweaking to make it installable on Debian

How to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian…

This article describes how to install LibreOffice 4.0 on Debian-based / Ubuntu-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and Ubuntu. This installation method is based on the official .deb packages.

Why I’m Leaving Ubuntu for Debian

I’ve been using Ubuntu as my primary operating system since 2005. Back then it was truly amazing. Before I started using Ubuntu I tried out Red Hat, Mandrake (and later Mandriva), Slackware, Gentoo, and even Debian. In all of them, something didn’t work. Usually it was wifi, but sometimes it was audio or video, or […]

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Install GTK 2+ Development Environment

I recently installed Debian version 6.x on my Mac book pro. I wanted to write code in C/Gnome GTK and develop apps for fun and profit. How do I install C and Gnome gtk development environment under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating systems

Ubuntu / Debian Linux Install ethtool Too To Display / Set Ethernet Device Settings

The ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed, auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices. How do I install and use ethtool under Ubuntu or Debian Linux based system running on my IBM server?

Debian, Ubuntu and Arch Linux triple boot

This is just a simple guide to show you how I managed to have Debian, Ubuntu and Arch Linux installed on the same machine, under one Grub 2 installation. And how I managed to solve a small problem I had.

Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Install Cherokee Web Server

Cherokee is an open-source Cross-platform Web server. How do I install Cherokee web server under Debian or Ubuntu Linux operating system?

Ubuntu / Debian Linux: Setup An ISC DHCP Server For Your Network

ISC’s DHCP software is the most widely used open source DHCP implementation on the Internet. The same software can be used for LAN too. It is a carrier and enterprise grade solution to your host configuration needs.

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