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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

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

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