Debian News Archives
Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops

Back in September Debian switched back to the GNOME desktop by default in place of Xfce for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release. However, as of today, the non-x86 versions of Debian have flip-flopped once again back to Xfce.

21 October 2014 - Xfce vs. GNOME - 20 Comments
Debian LTS Off To A Slow Start But Progressing

Earlier this year was the announcement of Debian to be handled with Long Term Support for the Squeeze, Wheezy, and Jessie releases. That LTS support is working but their initial funding is coming up less than desirable and there's still open issues.

11 September 2014 - Debian LTS - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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 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 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

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