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.
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.
The Debian project earlier this month put the finishing touches on their latest release: Debian 7.0, code named “Wheezy.” This release marks the availability of two new architectures and a number of major updates and new features.
There may be a few minor issues here and there, but my experience, in nearly 13 years of use of the i386 port, seven years of use of the amd64 port and about four years of use of the mips port, has been very good, with just one breakage, of the package CUPS, on my […]
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 […]
This tutorial shows how you can install and run a piwigo gallery site with nginx, configured for vhosts, on a Debian Wheezy system. Piwigo is a gallery-website with many plugins. In this sample we configure the vhost “gallery.domain.tld”.
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 is the granddaddy of Linux distros, it forms the basis for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and many other desktop linux distros. Yet many folks who are new to Linux might not even have heard of Debian. This is a shame because it has quite a lot to offer in its own right, aside from everything […]
Code-named “Wheezy,” the new release brings several compelling new features, including an improved installer, multiarch support, tools for deploying private clouds, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front ends that remove the need for third-party repositories.
When a Debian release is declared stable, it’s very exciting. Debian can be used for many different purposes. Hence it’s own tag-line ‘The Universal Operating System’. It can be run as a server, a desktop system or be used as a core for other distributions to base their own operating system.
Recently Debian Linux version 7.0 (“Wheezy”) released. This version shipped with many new features – improvements to multimedia support, improved security through hardening flags and the OpenStack suite and the Xen Cloud Platform to name a few. How do I upgrades from Debian Linux version 6.x.x (squeeze) to the latest version 7.0.0 wheezy using command […]
After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name “Wheezy”). This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support , several specific tools to deploy private clouds , an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove […]
Hi, As you may already know, we’ve passed responsibility for Wheezy to the Stable Release Managers; in other words, we’ve released!
I decided to take one last look at a pre-release build. My intention was to see how it looks and works in general, how it gets on with installation on various systems of mine, and whether and how it is working with GPT partitioning, UEFI BIOS, and Secure Boot.
April 30th, 2013 by cj2003
Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.
March 21st, 2013 by cj2003
We’ll be using Postgis2.0 from UbuntuGIS, which has packages for a number of recent Ubuntu releases. Since Ubuntu precise has libc6 2.14 and Debian wheezy only 2.13 we fall back on Ubuntu oneiric for packages, which also has libc6 2.13.
March 6th, 2013 by cj2003
With the recent release of Debian 7.0 Installer Release Candidate, the final release of Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” is effectively on approach. For those not up to speed on this major Linux distribution update, here’s a list of some of the top features.
February 26th, 2013 by cj2003
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.
February 24th, 2013 by cj2003
Installing and testing OpenStack Folsom on a virgin Debian GNU/Linux wheezy takes less than one hour. A set of packages is archived to make sure it keeps working. After checking the pre-requisites such as a public and private interface, the packages are installed and debconf questions answered as instructed.
January 28th, 2013 by cj2003
I picked a bad time to rebuild my laptop this week. I’ve been tracking Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) since it was frozen and using Enlightenment 0.17 (E17) for yonks. When I rebuilt my laptop, E17 was no longer available. The reason for the removal is essentially a result of the good news that a stable version […]
January 28th, 2013 by cj2003
This howto describes a shared local git  server setup for a small team. This is a repository layout that is familiar to anyone used to working with a traditional version control system. One of the tutorial objectives is to show detailed steps to prepare the server (here called the depot because of its authoritative […]
January 19th, 2013 by cj2003
This tutorial explains how to install Debian Wheezy (testing) with the help of debootstrap from a Grml Live Linux system (like it is used as a rescue system at Webtropia). This should work – with minor changes – for other Debian and Ubuntu versions as well. By following this guide, it is possible to configure […]
January 16th, 2013 by cj2003
But Debian gets better as it inches toward release. And if you’re running the Stable distribution (Squeeze instead of Wheezy, still in Testing) you can enjoy the goodness for the next two years — or three if you wish, as Stable gets an extra year of security patches as Old Stable after a new Stable […]
December 2nd, 2012 by cj2003
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the fourth beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.
November 22nd, 2012 by cj2003
The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties (“BSPs” ) will take place in several countries. The main focus of a Bug Squashing Party is to triage and fix bugs, but it is also an opportunity for users less familiar with the BTS to make other contributions […]
November 11th, 2012 by cj2003
Debian, my favorite OS, is frozen and on schedule to make another stable release, Wheezy, within the next few months. I’ve installed Wheezy on my “new” Thinkpad T420 and got some interesting results to report, particularly on idle power consumption (battery life). But let me build up to that.
November 6th, 2012 by cj2003
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.
October 18th, 2012 by cj2003
Across multiple desktops, applications and windows, I’m pretty much smashing GNOME 3 in Debian Wheezy against the wall to see if it breaks. So far it’s all holding up very, very well.
October 9th, 2012 by cj2003
The Debian Project is pushing Wheezy ever closer to release. The way things are going, counting the number of release-critical bugs and comparing it to roughly the same period before the release of Squeeze (the current Stable release), there are now 243 release-critical bugs remaining to be solved before Wheezy’s release can happen.
October 8th, 2012 by cj2003