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Debian News Archives

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

Emdebian Grip: The Smaller, Embedded Debian

For those not aware. Emdebian is a smaller, lighter flavor of Debian Linux intended for use on embedded devices. At DebConf this week they talked a bit about this initiative.
14 July 2012 - Emdebian

Debian Looks To Improve Linux Gaming

The latest out of DebConf 12 are future plans from the Debian game team.
13 July 2012 - Debian Gaming - 7 Comments

Debian Wants To Work With Its Offspring (Ubuntu)

Earlier this week at DebConf there was a discussion about Debian derivatives so that Debian's offspring could share their experiences and also for the Debian developers to share various derivative-related initiatives. Some friction between Debian and distributions based upon it (namely Ubuntu) were exposed.
13 July 2012 - Derivatives - 9 Comments

Decoupling GCC From Debian By Using LLVM/Clang

Back in March it was shared that LLVM's Clang compiler can build much of the Debian archive. This week at DebConf a status update was shared on using LLVM/Clang as an alternative compiler to GCC within Debian.
11 July 2012 - Debian Clang - 15 Comments

Debian Works Towards ARMv8 AArch64 Support

Debian developers are working towards an official armhf image for the Wheezy release and they're also gearing up for official 64-bit ARMv8 / AArch64 support in the "Wheezy + 1" release.
11 July 2012 - Debian On ARM - 1 Comment

Debian Wheezy To Take Up 73 CDs Or 11 DVDs

Aside from bringing up the successor to Debian 7.0 Wheezy and Debian's plans for UEFI SecureBoot support, Debian developers in Managua also discussed on Monday the size of this next Debian release and other release plans.
10 July 2012 - Debian Wheezy - 70 Comments

Debian Developers Discuss UEFI SecureBoot Plans

Debian developers today at DebConf 12, aside from talking about the future Debian codename, discussed what to do about UEFI booting for Debian Linux.
9 July 2012 - UEFI Booting - 29 Comments

Debian Team Still Deciding On Wheezy Successor

Debian developers are still deciding on the name for the successor to "Wheezy + 1", but should be announcing a name within the next month.
9 July 2012 - Wheezy - 11 Comments

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