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Debian Developers Take To Voting Over Init System Diversity

It's been five years already since the vote to transition to systemd in Debian over Upstart while now there is the new vote that has just commenced for judging the interest in "init system diversity" and just how much Debian developers care (or not) in supporting alternatives to systemd.

6 December 2019 - systemd Focus? - 99 Comments
Debian Installer Bullseye Alpha 1 Released

Debian 11 "Bullseye" isn't expected to be released until well into 2021 but out today is the first alpha release of the Debian Installer that will ultimately power that next major Debian GNU/Linux release.

5 December 2019 - Debian Bullseye - 5 Comments
Ubuntu & Debian Moving Along With Plans For Removing Python 2 Packages

With Debian 10 "Buster" out the door and Python 2 hitting end-of-life at the end of the year, Debian is working on their process of removing Python 2 packages that don't get ported to Python 3 and Ubuntu is working on similar action for their Python 2 packages not found in upstream Debian.

26 August 2019 - Dropping Python 2 Packages - 37 Comments
Debian Guts Support For Old MIPS CPUs

As a change that will affect Debian 11 "Bullseye" but not the current Debian 10 "Buster" or older is the distribution's decision to remove the old MIPS architecture.

21 August 2019 - 32-bit MIPS BE - 49 Comments
Debian Installer Buster RC2 Released

With Debian 10 "Buster" aiming to be released in early July, a second release candidate of the Debian Installer has been made available.

26 June 2019 - Debian Installer Buster RC2 - 6 Comments
A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance

With Debian 10 "Buster" due to be releasing in early July, I've begun testing the near-final Buster images on various systems. Here is a look at a common Intel Core i7 system comparing the current performance of Debian 10.0 to the current stable 9.9 release.

17 June 2019 - Debian 10.0 Benchmarks - 4 Comments
Debian 9.9 Released With Many Security Updates

While we are eager for the release of Debian 10 this summer, Debian 9.9 is out this weekend as the latest stable release update to "Stretch" and primarily delivering security fixes.

27 April 2019 - Debian GNU Linux 9.9 - 2 Comments

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