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Debian Installer 7.0 Beta4 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the fourth beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

Help us to release “Wheezy”: participate to our BSP marathon

The Debian Project is pleased to announce that in the next few weeks Bug Squashing Parties (“BSPs” [1]) 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 […]

Debian Wheezy Pre-Review

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.

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta3 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the third beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

I am beating the hell of out Debian Wheezy and GNOME 3

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.

Lots of updates today in Debian Wheezy, plus when I think it will go Stable and why I stick with Debian as my distro of choice

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.

Debian Sid / Wheezy Netinstall with LVM – Network Installation Guide

This is guide with screenshots, howto install Debian Sid (unstable) / Wheezy (testing) using netinstall method. This guide also works with Debian Squeeze 6.0 (stable). I use here Debian Wheezy (testing) netinstall image and graphical installer. After installation it’s easy to upgrade to Debian Sid (unstable) using apt, if you want to.

Repartitioning my Debian Wheezy system to make more room

I bit the bullet and did some repartitioning of my Debian Wheezy-running laptop to give myself more space on the Linux side, taking it from the seldom-used Windows side of my dual-boot system.

Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pi and Lego, managed by humans rather than Minifigs

Researchers at the University of Southampton have followed their instincts and built Iridis-Pi, a tiny 64-node cluster based on the Raspberry Pi’s usual Debian Wheezy distribution and linked through Ethernet

Help the Debian Installer team: test the new version of the installer!

The Debian Installer team announced the first beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 Wheezy. This new release includes various improvements in different areas, like booting, Linux kernel, APT, low memory installs, and networking. It also uses the new official theme Joy. The installer supports 73 languages, of which 56 are fully translated. All […]

Debian Installer 7.0 Beta1 release

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first beta release of the installer for Debian 7.0 “Wheezy”.

Debian: Wheezy still has many critical bugs

A month after the freeze, the Debian Release Team has released an initial, fairly sobering report on Debian 7.0 Wheezy. In his email, Adam Barratt points out the large number of release-critical bugs – there should be fewer than 300, but almost 600 are listed in the database.

Debian: Squeeze vs. Wheezy On Linux And kFreeBSD

With Debian Wheezy now frozen for its release sometime next year, here are some early benchmarks comparing the performance of Debian 6.0.5 “Squeeze” to the latest packages for the Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” release. For this Squeeze vs. Wheezy comparison, both Debian GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD were benchmarked from an Intel 64-bit system.

Debian Wheezy To Take Up 73 CDs Or 11 DVDs

Aside from bringing up the successor to Debian 7.0 Wheezy and Debian’s plans for UEFI SecureBoot support, Debian developers in Managua also discussed on Monday the size of this next Debian release and other release plans.

I upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy today

Though my track record with in-place upgrades of Linux/Unix systems is far from positive, I decided to do just that with my long-running (since late 2010) Debian Squeeze laptop today. It went surprisingly well — and by that I mean I’m using a fully upgraded Debian Wheezy laptop to create this post in Nautilus via […]

Debian Wheezy has been frozen

Yesterday evening, automatic migrations of packages from Unstable to Testing were stopped. Only packages waiting to be migrated from Unstable to Testing were given automatic freeze exceptions (like Nginx).

Debian wheezy for Raspberry Pi goes into testing

The developers working on Raspberry Pi are working on a release of the next generation of Debian, “wheezy” and have released a test image for users to try out on the mini-computer. The current release of Debian GNU/Linux for the Raspberry Pi is based on the current release of Debian, “squeeze”.

Encrypted Disks on Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)

At the time of writing, Debian 7.0 is still in it’s testing phase, so if you’re reading from the future, your mileage my vary. Here is a short guide of how to make encrypted disks on Wheezy.

The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian Wheezy.

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian Wheezy.

Debian to include cloud software with Wheezy

The next version of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, version 7 or Wheezy, will include software that allows users to easily set up their own cloud offerings using free software.

XBMC Eden on Debian Wheezy

I bought some HTPC a few years ago to run XBMC, a neat media center solution. At the time, to avoid any problems, I installed it on top of a minimal Ubuntu Lucid installation with the official packages from the team XBMC. Recently, XBMC Eden has been released and XBMC has landed into Debian unstable. […]

Deploy your own “cloud” with Debian “Wheezy”

The Debian Project produces an entirely Free operating system that empowers its users to be in control of the software running their computers. These days, more and more computing is being moved away from user computers to the so-called “cloud” – a vague term often used to refer to Software as a Service (SaaS) [1] […]

First Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg (Austria) – 15-17 June 2012

Hi, we are happy to invite you to the first Debian Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg, Austria, on the weekend of 15-17 June, 2012 [BSPSBG]. As Wheezy will be frozen in June there will be a lot to work on for sure!

Debian testing (wheezy) keyboardless install

I couldn’t find an end-to-end document online about this just bits and pieces here and there. Let me describe how to install Debian testing (wheezy) without a keyboard using an USB flash drive and ssh.

Debian announces “Wheezy” artwork contest

The Debian Project has announced the launch of a new artwork contest for version 7.0 of its Linux distribution, code-named “Wheezy”. The project’s developers are seeking proposals from contributors for a variety of graphics and other artwork that will make up the look and feel of the next Debian operating system release.

“Wheezy” artwork contest: call for proposals

An important part of any operating system is its look and feel. Debian is no exception. If you’ve ever wanted to influence the look and feel of an operating system, now is your chance. The Debian Project is calling for contributors to design graphics for the next release of the Universal Operating System, called “Wheezy”.

Debian Wheezy: US$19 Billion. Your price… FREE!

As many would know, Debian GNU/Linux is one of the oldest, and the largest Linux distributions that is available for free. Since it was first released in 1993, several people have analysed the size and produced cost estimates for the project.

Icinga Configuration For Nginx On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 11.10

Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. It is a fork of Nagios.

Linux 3.2 in wheezy

Debian 7.0 ‘wheezy’ will include Linux 3.2. This is currently in unstable and will soon enter testing.

Paris: Debian bug Squashing Party (Wheezy)

Hello, As announced last December, a bug squashing party is organized at IRILL’s office, in Paris. The event will happen from February Friday, 17th. to Sunday 19th.

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