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371 Debian open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2006.

Debian To Consider Changing How It Treats Closed-Source Firmware
Debian To Consider Changing How It Treats Closed-Source Firmware

While most Linux distributions will include linux-firmware.git firmware files as the collection of firmware/microcode binaries needed by various mainline Linux kernel drivers, Debian does not. While the kernel drivers are open-source, the firmware files tend to be binary-only/closed-source, but these days are increasingly necessary for any level of functional support. Thus Debian is left in the awkward position of either providing poor hardware support and users left wondering what's going on or to make some improvements to better deal with today's world of firmware necessities.

19 April 2022 - Non-Free-Firmware - 50 Comments
Debian Improves Docs To Inform Users Their Systems Might Not Work Without Non-Free Firmware

Debian 11 "Bullseye" is set to be released mid-August while out this morning is the third release candidate of the Debian Bullseye installer. With this installer update is more documentation for users letting them know the risks of modern graphics cards and the like that are often inoperable unless loading firmware that isn't considered free software.

2 August 2021 - Debian Installer Bullseye RC3 - 67 Comments
Debian 10.7 Released With Numerous Security Fixes

Debian 11 is starting its release dance next month with the initial transition and essentials freeze while the actual stable release should make it out later in the year. For now Debian 10 remains the current stable series and this weekend marks the debut of Debian GNU/Linux 10.7.

5 December 2020 - Debian 10.7 - 5 Comments
Debian 11 Picks Its Default Theme
Debian 11 Picks Its Default Theme

For those wondering the outcome of last month's Debian 11 "Bullseye" artwork voting, a new default theme for this 2021 GNU/Linux distribution release has been decided.

12 November 2020 - Debian 11 Desktop - 20 Comments
The Problems Debian Is Facing In 2020
The Problems Debian Is Facing In 2020

The virtual DebConf20 concluded last week as the annual main conference for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. Recently elected Debian Project Leader Jonathan Carter gave his talk at the event as an overview of where the project is at today as well as some of the problems they are facing today.

4 September 2020 - Debian 2020 Problems - 104 Comments
Debian GNU/Linux Turns 27 Years Old

Today marks twenty-seven years since the late Ian Murdock started Debian as one of the original Linux distributions. It was on 16 August 1993 when Ian Murdock started this distribution while it wasn't until September when he released the first version. Debian remains one of the oldest Linux-based distributions / operating systems. Over the years Debian has gone on to power numerous other Linux distributions like Ubuntu and SteamOS while continuing to experience much success in its own right as well.

16 August 2020 - Debian At 27 - 29 Comments
Artwork Help Is Needed For Debian 11 "Bullseye"

If you are more of an artistic type than programmer, there still is plenty of valuable assistance that can be provided to free software projects... The latest call for help is that of the Debian project in looking for the Debian 11 "Bullseye" desktop artwork.

12 August 2020 - Debian 11 Artwork Contest - 2 Comments
Devuan 3.0 Released For Debian 10 Without Systemd

Two years after the release of Devuan 2.0 and just a few months since the Beowulf beta, Devuan 3.0 "Beowulf" is now officially available as this Linux distribution providing a Debian package set not dependent upon systemd.

2 June 2020 - Devuan 3.0 - 47 Comments

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