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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

64-bit ARM Version Of Ubuntu/Debian Is Booting

The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) port image of Debian/Ubuntu has surfaced. Debian-based Linux is now ready to play in a 64-bit ARM world, months ahead of any hardware appearing for the general public. Similar to x86_64, Linux is the first operating system ready for the new architecture.
27 February 2013 - AArch64 - 4 Comments

Debian 6.0.7 Squeeze Update Released

Version 6.0.7 of Debian "Squeeze" was released on Saturday.
24 February 2013 - Debian 6.0.7

New Features Coming For Debian 7.0 "Wheezy"

With the recent release of Debian 7.0 Installer Release Candidate, the final release of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" is effectively on approach. For those not up to speed on this major Linux distribution update, here's a list of some of the top features.
19 February 2013 - Wheezy - 11 Comments

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Release Candidate 1

The first release candidate of Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" has been released as the official release of the "Squeeze" successor approaches in the coming months.
19 February 2013 - Wheezy RC1 - 36 Comments

Debian Is Still Being Made To Build With LLVM/Clang

Debian developers are still working on making the operating system compiler agnostic so that its packages can be built with LLVM/Clang and other compilers rather than continuing in a monogamist relationship with GCC.
10 February 2013 - Debian - 6 Comments

Debian Brought Back To Life On M68K-Based Amigas

The port of Debian GNU/Linux for the Motorola 68000 processors has been revived, which now allows for a working Debian OS to run once again on computers like the Amiga 3000/4000 and Atari.
25 December 2012 - Debian m68k - 39 Comments

Running Debian With The Linux x32 ABI

Debian packages for using the Linux x32 ABI have begun to surface and it's possible to chroot into a Debian x32 environment, but it's not yet part of the official Debian archive.
5 December 2012 - Debian x32 - 6 Comments

Upstart Now Available In Debian Unstable

Steve Langasek of Canonical has pushed their latest Upstart init daemon into Debian unstable. Debian GNU/Linux can now handle either SysVinit, systemd, and Upstart to handle a head-to-head system booting battle.
27 November 2012 - Woohoo - 70 Comments

Debian Switches Back To GNOME From Xfce

Debian will no longer be defaulting to the Xfce desktop but they have returned to using the GNOME desktop as the default.
9 November 2012 - GNOME Users - 41 Comments

Debian Now Defaults To Xfce Desktop

In a commit made for Debian's forthcoming 7.0 Wheezy release, Xfce is now the default desktop choice.
8 August 2012 - No GNOME - 62 Comments

Debian 8.0 Is Codenamed "Jessie"

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" will be succeeded by Debian 8.0, which is going to be developed under the codename of "Jessie" as revealed in a mailing list message.
30 July 2012 - Debian 8.0 - 1 Comment

Debian Wants To Play In The Mobile Space Too

Besides Android as the dominant Linux-based mobile platform, Ubuntu, Tizen, Maemo/MeeGo, webOS, Firefox OS, and various other Linux platforms have aspired to compete in the mobile space. In addition, Debian wants to remain relevant in the mobile space.
14 July 2012 - Debian Mobile? - 5 Comments

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