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Debian 8.0 Jessie's Installer RC3 Released

The third release candidate for the installer of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is now available for last minute testing.
19 April 2015 - Debian 8.0 - 5 Comments

ZFS & Libdvdcss Should Soon Be In Debian

For Debian GNU/Linux users wishing to have ZFS file-system support and libdvdcss (for DVD playback) without having to use third-party package archives, that should soon be a reality.
16 April 2015 - Debian Additions - 31 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie Gets A Release Date

There's a concentrated plan now to try to release Debian 8.0 "Jessie" by the end of April.
31 March 2015 - Debian Jessie - 20 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie RC2 Installer Released

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is still working towards its long-awaited release.
27 March 2015 - Debian Jessie - 5 Comments

New Debian TC Members Appointed For Going Past The Systemd Fallout

Last year following Debian's decision to choose systemd as its init manager and then the init coupling vote, there ended up being three resignations from Debian's Technical Committee: Colin Watson, Ian Jackson, and Russ Allbery. Those vacant seats have now been appointed by the existing TC members.
9 March 2015 - Technical Committee - 30 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie Might Be Released In April

It seems at the earliest is a possible release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" in April.
9 March 2015 - Debian Jessie Status Update - 4 Comments

CrunchBang Is The Latest Linux Distribution Calling It Quits

Philip Newborough, the lead developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution, has tossed in the towel.
6 February 2015 - CrunchBang Linux - 44 Comments

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Installer RC1 Released

The first release candidate for the Debian Jessie Installer in leading up to the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release.
26 January 2015 - Debian 8.0 Jessie - 9 Comments

Debian Installer Reaches RC State For 8.0 Jessie

While Debian 7.8 was released this weekend, for those living on the bleeding edge the release candidate of the installer for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release is now available.
12 January 2015 - Debian Installer 8 RC1

Debian 7.8 Is Out While Waiting For Debian 8.0 Jessie

While Debian 8.0 might stand chances to be released in the weeks ahead, Debian 7.8 was released this weekend as the latest stable update to Debian Wheezy.
11 January 2015 - Debian 7.8 - 6 Comments

WAPT: Bringing Apt-Get Package Management To Windows

WAPT is an open-source package manager for Windows that's based on apt-get functionality and can ease the installation/updating/configuration/removal/management of Windows programs and drivers.
9 January 2015 - WAPT

64-bit ARM Support Is Moving Along In Debian

With the upcoming release of Debian 8.0 "Jessie", AArch64/ARM64 will become an official release architecture.
7 January 2015 - Debian AArch64 - 2 Comments

Debian's Top Headlines This Year All Revolved Around systemd

In looking back at Debian in 2014, it was the year of heated systemd discussions and debates with ultimately switching over to it as the default init manager, which led to resignations among the Debian technical committee and other responsibilities.
29 December 2014 - systemd + Debian - 3 Comments

Raspberry Pi's LXDE Interface Is Being Refined

The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.
28 December 2014 - Raspbian - 12 Comments

Devuan Is Still Moving Along As A Debian Fork Without Systemd

The Devuan fork of Debian is progressing as Debian GNU/Linux without systemd present on the system.
23 December 2014 - No systemd - 24 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux.
14 December 2014 - Debian Jessie - 7 Comments

Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04

Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217.
30 November 2014 - systemd 217 - 44 Comments

Devuan: Debian Without Systemd

Last month we wrote about a group of administrations planning to fork Debian GNU/Linux over not liking its direction due to adopting systemd over Upstart or SysVInit. The Debian administrators have made good on their word and announced the Devuan fork of Debian.
28 November 2014 - systemd-less - 144 Comments

Ian Jackson Resigns From The Debian Technical Committee

There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp.
19 November 2014 - Ian Jackson - 59 Comments

Debian Init System Coupling Vote Results

The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended.
18 November 2014 - Debian Init System - 104 Comments

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