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Info: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze) Release Information

Looks like Debian 6.0 a.k.a Squeeze is to be released over this weekend as per the email sent by Alexander Reichle-Schmehl on the debian-news mailing list. Debian “Squeeze” will supersede Debian 5.0 “Lenny” which was released back on Feb. 14th 2009. I plan to write several posts regarding changes in Debian Squeeze and also documenting […]

HOWTO: Compiling a custom Linux kernel on Debian Linux System

Purpose: There are many ways on how to compile a Linux kernel on a Linux operating system. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to compile a custom Linux kernel, the “Debian way”, on  Debian Lenny. Step 1: Install Debian system I guess I don’t need to explain this. If you are at a stage […]

INFO: Debian’s new two-year release schedule policy – a very good move!

Finally, Debian folks have decided to come up with a time-based release policy than their current “whenever it is ready” policy. This is a very good step that the Debian project has taken and it will give a huge sigh of relief to users and corporation who are devoted fans of Debian – no more […]

TIP: 10 most useful Linux commands to resolve common Linux problems

Purpose: When you start using Linux everyday, from time to time you might encounter certain problems that can be easily fixed with the help of simple commands. In this blog post, I am going to highlight 10 important commands which might help you to fix or troubleshoot certain problems. Although I am using Debian as […]

TIP: Inspecting Linux Installation process – Behind the scenes

Let’s say you are installing Debian Linux from a regular ISO Image CD. You see various menus like these. Now some time while installing you would like to know what is going behind the scenes i.e. you want to see the log of the entire process that is going on when you install Linux.  You […]

INFO: Debian Lenny Stable point release update

For those of you who are waiting for Debian Lenny’s update release, I would like to tell you that it is coming soon. How soon? Tomorrow, yes that’s on 11th April 2009. From Lenny onwards, Debian has decided to number the version in a 3-figure format. So for example: Debian Lenny Release was called:  5.0.0 […]

HOWTO: Mount Windows ntfs partition as read-write in Debian Linux

Purpose: We will learn how to mount a Windows NTFS partition as writable (and readable) under Debian Linux. As you must have noticed that under GNOME, Debian mounts your Windows NTFS partition as only “readable” using gnome-volume-manager package. However this is not very useful if you want to copy some data to your Windows partition […]

Tip: Debian Lenny Backports

Today, the Debian Lenny’s backports has been officially started. The name of the backport is lenny-backports just like previous backports. To start using the Lenny backports just add the following file to your /etc/apt/sources.list file: deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free and give the following command: # apt-get update To start installing packages from lenny-backports […]

100 Reasons why Debian is preferred over Ubuntu

Yes you can enter your own reason (as comment) to say why you prefer Debian over Ubuntu.

Please read this carefully before you comment:

Alright, the intention of this post is not to start a flame. Ubuntu has it’s own reasons to be liked and so does Debian. Also the idea is to get those

HOWTO: Upgrading to Debian 5.0 Lenny from Debian 4.0 Etch

Purpose: This is quick guide to show how you can upgrade to the latest stable release of Debian – 5.0 (Lenny). You can also read more information about the release here. Step 1: Change your sources.list file nano /etc/apt/sources.list Change all the instances of “etch” to “lenny”. Save and quit the file. Your file should […]

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