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Debian 6.0 Kernel Will Be Free Of Closed Firmware

The Debian project has announced with their Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release their default Linux kernel will be free of any non-free firmware/microcode. The Debian developers wish to have their kernel free absolutely of any non-free firmware bits, although Linus Torvalds has allowed such firmware for wireless adapters and other computer components generally into the Linux kernel.
16 December 2010 - No Blobs At All - 69 Comments

Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD Installer Will Support ZFS

While Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has supported the ZFS file-system with its FreeBSD-8 kernel, support for installing the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD distribution to a root ZFS file-system will now be possible with the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release.
30 November 2010 - In Debian 6.0 Squeeze - 3 Comments

Debian Installer 6.0 Reaches Beta

With the upcoming release of Debian Squeeze, the Debian Installer team has announced the first beta release of the Debian Installer 6.0. This version of the Debian Installer brings several fixes, package updates, and new features.
31 October 2010 - New Features - 4 Comments

Work Towards The Debian 3.0 Quilt Source Format

For quite a while now there has been work towards bettering the Debian source package format, in particular with more effective handling of Debian packaging files, and this resulted in a new source format coming about: 3.0 Quilt.
21 October 2010 - 3.0 Quilt/Native Packages - 4 Comments

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Becomes More Interesting

Since last year we have been talking about Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, one of the official ports for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" that will bring a 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD kernel as an option to using the Linux kernel. Debain GNU/kFreeBSD still has the Debian user-land complete with its massive package repository and apt-get support, but the FreeBSD kernel is running underneath instead of Linux. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD has matured a lot over the past year and most recently it has switched to using the FreeBSD 8.1 kernel by default and also now supports ZFS file-systems.
10 September 2010 - Debian With The FreeBSD Kernel - 5 Comments

Debian FreeBSD Kernel Option Ready For Squeeze

Previously it was shared that the Debian team was working on bringing the FreeBSD kernel to this important Linux distribution as an option along side the Linux kernel. Today the Debian release team has announced that the FreeBSD kernel in FreeBSD (kFreeBSD) for x86 and x86_64 systems is ready and will be "handled equal with the other release ports" beginning with Debian Squeeze. Going by the name Squeeze, Debian 6.0 is expected to be released in Q2'2010, and will bring the kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64 ports.
7 October 2009 - Coming Next Year - 15 Comments

Debian "Lenny" 5.0 Released

Nearly two years after the introduction of Debian 4.0 "Etch", Debian has reached the version 5.0 milestone. Debian 5.0 "Lenny" was released yesterday on Valentine's Day after it previously had faced a few delays. Debian 5.0 is based upon the Linux 2.6.26 kernel, X.Org 7.3, GNOME 2.22, KDE 3.5.10, and OpenOffice.org 2.4 are among the key packages.
15 February 2009 - Out On Valentine's Day

Debian Linux 4.0 "Etch" Updated

While it's not yet time for Debian Lenny, Debian 4.0 "Etch" has been updated with security updates and other changes. There have been 41 Debian packages with miscellaneous fixes while over 100 security fixes can be found in this second Debian 4.0 update. Download links and the specifics about the changes can be found on the Debian website. Meanwhile, the release of Debian Lenny is planned for the second half of 2008.
27 December 2007 - New Year Update For Debian

Welcome To Debian Lenny

While Debian 4.0 "Etch" was released just a few days ago, planning has already begun for the next major Debian release. Lenny is the codename for the next Debian release that is due out a little over a year from now. Lenny will be based upon Etch and over 2000 packages have already been updated, but the interesting features for Lenny haven't yet been conceived. Next week Anthony Towns will be stepping down as the Debian Project Leader and will be released by Sam Hocevar. More information is available at LinuxWorld.
12 April 2007

Debian 4.0 "Etch" Released

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename: Etch) has finally been released! Debian 4.0 had been in development for 21 months and was delayed for a few months, but today it's finally out the door. The Debian announcement can be read on their mailing list.
8 April 2007

Debian Etch Freeze Delayed

Due to a greater amount of bugs than what developers had hoped for, the release candidate freeze for Debian Etch has been delayed. At this time there are approximately 250 bugs yet to be addressed, while developers were hoping to freeze at approximately 80 bugs. The full archive freeze has been pushed back a few days, and we can expect to see that release later this month or early next month. The official Debian Etch release is tentatively scheduled for early December of this year. The official freeze-delay announcement can be read at LWN.
11 October 2006

HP Offers Debian Support

Hewlett-Packard has stated it will now support Debian Linux on its ProLiant and HP BladeSystem servers. This support will be available through HP telephone operators. PC World has additional analysis on this matter.
14 August 2006

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