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Spotify Switches From Debian To Ubuntu

While Spotify was a major Debian user with running their thousands of back-end servers on the major Linux distribution, including being vocal about systemd on Debian, they have decided to switch over to Ubuntu.
16 July 2014 - Spotify - 48 Comments

Debian 7.6 Release Takes Care Of Security Problems

Debian 7.6 was released this weekend as the latest "Wheezy" release to mainly address security problems and other important bug fixes.
14 July 2014 - Debian 7.6

Debian Switches Back To Using GLIBC

A half-decade ago the Debian project switched from GLIBC to EGLIBC as their standard C library. Debian is now reverting course and switching back to GLIBC.
19 June 2014 - GLIBC - 18 Comments

GLAMOR Support Enabled Within Debian Experimental

As some good news for Debian users running a Radeon HD 7000 series or newer graphics card where the GLAMOR 2D acceleration support is required, GLAMOR support has been enabled within the Debian experimental repository.
18 June 2014 - GLAMOR Radeon - 11 Comments

Debian 6 Will Be Maintained Under An LTS Flag

Debian developers have announced today that Debian 6 will be maintained as a long-term support (LTS) state until February of 2016.
17 June 2014 - Debian 6 - 4 Comments

GCC 4.9 Will Soon Be The Default In Debian, Ubuntu 14.10

GCC 4.9, which was officially released in late April, brings many improvements to the de facto standard Linux compiler stack. Debian and Ubuntu developers are now working on landing this annually-updated compiler stack for their Linux distributions.
13 May 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 2 Comments

wattOS R8 Is Now Based On Debian Rather Than Ubuntu

For five years the wattOS Linux distribution has been around as being an energy-efficient distribution powered at its core by Ubuntu, but with their new release they have shifted to being powered by Debian.
11 May 2014 - wattOS - 25 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie To Likely Target The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Based upon the timing of kernel releases and requirements for hardware support, it looks like Debian 8.0 "Jessie" will ship with the Linux 3.16 kernel but it might end up being Linux 3.17.
7 May 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 7 Comments

Debian Drops Support For SPARC

Debian has removed their SPARC CPU architecture support from Debian 8.0 "Jessie" testing and it might also be removed from Debian unstable as well.
29 April 2014 - SPARC - 7 Comments

Debian 7.5 GNU/Linux Released

The fifth update to Debian 7 "Wheezy" is now available.
29 April 2014 - Debian 7.5

Debian To Maintain 6.0 Squeeze As An LTS Release

Regular security support for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" was set to end after next month, but now the Debian developers have decided to provide security support for this 2011 Debian Linux release until February 2016 -- marking five years since the original Debian 6.0 release.
18 April 2014 - Debian - 15 Comments

Debian's Project Leader Was Re-Elected

The Debian Project Leader elections are over for the year.
14 April 2014 - Elections - 2 Comments

Debian Developers Release APT 1.0

Debian developers announced this week version 1.0 of APT, their Advanced Packaging Tool, on the day that the packaging project turned sixteen years old.
4 April 2014 - APT - 11 Comments

Trying Out The Debian 8.0 Jessie Installer Alpha 1

With the first alpha release yesterday of the Debian 8.0 installer back when I was briefly in the office, I decided to try out the updated installer and packages for this next Debian release that's under the Jessie codename.
20 March 2014 - Debian 8.0 - 4 Comments

Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 Released

Today's been a very exciting open-source Linux news day and there's still a lot more to share. The latest surprising news today is the availability of the first alpha installer release for Debian 8.0 Jessie.
19 March 2014 - Debian 8.0 - 16 Comments

Debian TC Won't Pass Resolution Over Init System Coupling

Since the Debian technical committee decided they will use systemd over Upstart, the latest vote on their agenda was over init system coupling and how Debian developers maintaining packages should deal with different init systems or what guidance the technical committee should send to these package maintainers.
28 February 2014 - Systemd - 16 Comments

Debian Ported To OpenRISC Architecture

A Debian port is now available for OpenRISC.
27 February 2014 - OpenRISC - 4 Comments

FFmpeg May Be On Its Way To Returning To Debian

When FFmpeg was forked into Libav, Debian ended up taking the route of packaging and shipping Libav in place of FFmpeg. However, there's many people that prefer FFmpeg to Libav with FFmpeg's continued progress, and now this multimedia project may be on its way to finding itself in the Debian archive once again.
26 February 2014 - FFmpeg - 16 Comments

Debian Mempo Still Aiming For Better Security

The Mempo Project is still aiming to provide the "most secure and yet comfortable out-of-the-box Desktop and Server" operating system powered by Debian.
26 February 2014 - Mempo

Debian Now Voting On Init System Coupling

Debian's technical committee have moved onto voting over the operating system's default init system to now voting whether they should issue any guidance concerning the coupling of packages for specific init systems(s).
23 February 2014 - tech-ctte - 103 Comments

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