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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Info: Debian Linux 5.0 (Lenny) Release Information

As you may (or may) not know, the Debian team finally released it’s latest stable version, 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) on 14th Feb. 2009, after nearly 22 months of development which involved hard work and some high quality technical and policy discussions. I will try to summarize the Lenny’s press release and also add some more […]

Info: Debian Lenny (5.0) Release Date

Update: This post has been made “sticky” until Lenny is released. I will update the RC bug count on a periodic basis. Debian Lenny finally released Could there be any better gift for Debian fans than getting to download the brand new shinny Lenny on Valentine’s day? I doubt…. Yes, Debian latest stable release a.k.a […]

Info: Debian Linux-Intel Atom Processor (Menlow) Support

Purpose: To show resources which might be useful if you are looking to support Debian on Intel’s Atom processor. Sometime back Intel announced it’s new low power Atom processor. These processors are specifically designed for UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), MID (Mobile Internet Devices) and other hand-held devices. I started looking around the Internet to see […]

  
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