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Voting Proposed For Debian Jessie's Init System

After last week having an update on the current init system debate within Debian -- largely between systemd and Upstart -- and a major music company coming out in favor of systemd, the init system for Debian Jessie may now be taken to a vote.
25 January 2014 - Jessie Init System - 124 Comments

A Major Music Company Now Backs Systemd In Debian

Yesterday on Phoronix I mentioned Debian looked to be leaning in favor of using systemd over Upstart for its default init system given the latest comments by the technical committee members. The latest support for systemd in Debian comes from a streaming music company that's a major user of Debian GNU/Linux.
18 January 2014 - Systemd vs. Debian - 46 Comments

Debian May Be Leaning Towards Systemd Over Upstart

While no official decision has been reached yet, it looks like Debian's technical committee may be leaning in favor of using systemd as the default init system over Upstart or other alternatives.
17 January 2014 - Debian Tech Committee - 87 Comments

Debian Still Debating Systemd vs. Upstart Init System

The Debian technical committee hasn't yet decided what will be the default init system for the 8.0 "Jessie" release, but it still is a heated debate as some of the committee members are starting to publicly cast their views.
30 December 2013 - Upstart vs. Systemd - 183 Comments

Debian 7.3 Officially Released

Coincidentally, Debian GNU/Linux 7.3 was released this weekend -- the same weekend as it being known that SteamOS is Debian-based.
16 December 2013 - Debian 7.3

SteamOS 1.0 Is Based Upon Debian Wheezy

As expected, SteamOS is starting to surface today. Here's the first details!
13 December 2013 - Debian-Based - 43 Comments

Debian Trying Out Xfce Over GNOME By Default

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has used Xfce as its default desktop environment and prior to 7.0 Wheezy they experimented with Xfce by default for Debian GNU/Linux, it's being tried out once again.
5 November 2013 - Debian Xfce - 195 Comments

Debian To Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

Debian developers have been in a very polarized discussion recently about replacing their default SysVinit system with a more modern init system; namely, Debian developers are evaluating whether to use systemd or Upstart.
28 October 2013 - Debian Switch - 215 Comments

Debian 8.0 To Be Frozen, Features Announced

The Debian Release Team has announced the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" freeze date along with the proposed release goals for this next major update to the Debian Linux distribution that also continues to maintain a FreeBSD kernel option. The Debian 8.0 news came just a short time after releasing Debian 7.2. Debian Jessie will look to expand upon systemd support and LLVM's Clang as a secondary compiler option to GCC.
13 October 2013 - Debian Jessie - 16 Comments

Debian 7.2 Officially Released

Debian 7.2 was officially released on Saturday to provide bug-fixes for Wheezy.
13 October 2013 - Debian 7.2

gNewSense 3.0 Switches From Ubuntu To Debian

For those concerned more about code licenses and the free nature of software over the quality, richness, and features of a Linux distribution, gNewSense 3.0 is now available. The gNewSense 3.0 release now supports three architectures and has switched from an Ubuntu base to now using Debain Linux.
7 August 2013 - gNewSense 3.0 - 32 Comments

Debian 7.1 Rounds In Some Bug-Fixes

Debian 7.1 has been released as a stable point release to Debian 7.0 Wheezy.
16 June 2013 - Debian 7.1 - 1 Comment

Debian 7.0 GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Up this morning are benchmarks comparing the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 7.0, the version of the Debian operating system that ships the GNU user-land but replaces the Linux kernel from that of FreeBSD 9.0.
10 June 2013 - kFreeBSD - 29 Comments

Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 Release Brings New Packages

While it wasn't part of the Debian 7.0 Wheezy release earlier this month, the GNU non-Linux folks have now put out Debian GNU/Hurd 2013. This operating system pairs the Debian user-land with the GNU Hurd kernel.
22 May 2013 - GNU/Hurd 2013 - 37 Comments

Debian 8.0 "Jessie" Enters Development Sights

With last weekend's release of Debian 7.0 Wheezy, Debian 8.0 Jessie is now in early stages of development.
9 May 2013 - Debian 8.0 - 9 Comments

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" Officially Released

As anticipated, Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" has been officially released this weekend.
4 May 2013 - Debian 7.0 - 27 Comments

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" To Release In Early May

The long-awaited Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" release is expected to happen the first weekend of May.
18 April 2013 - Final Update - 32 Comments

SprezzOS Still Trying For A Faster Debian APT

Last month I wrote about the work being done by a small Linux distribution that most users likely have never heard of, SprezzOS, trying to rewrite Debian's APT utilities. Reported last month were significant performance gains out of rewriting the APT utilities, but work hasn't let up. There's more progress to share.
8 April 2013 - SprezzOS

The SprezzOS Rewrite Of Debian's APT Continues

One of the more peculiar Linux distributions to emerge recently has been SprezzOS, which debuted with claims of being the most robust, performant, and beautiful Linux. When it launched it didn't generate much attention, but recently the SprezzOS developers began rewriting Debian's APT software.
25 March 2013 - APT-File - 10 Comments

Debian Wheezy Now Has Less Than 100 Critical Bugs

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out.
21 March 2013 - Debian Wheezy - 20 Comments

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