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Learn GIT series – Part 1: Installing GIT on Debian

Welcome to the Part 1 of “Learn GIT series”. Purpose: If you are a power Linux user then chances are that you must have heard about GIT – the distributed source code management software written by Linus Torvalds himself to ease Linux kernel development. However, GIT has become so popular these days that many big […]

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: Installing Moblin Images on your Intel Atom processor netbooks and nettops

Intel’s low-power chip, ATOM, has really caught a lot of attention in almost all kinds of market and has become really popular. There are several vendors who are shipping netbooks, nettops, etc based on Intel Atom processor. Some of you must have heard about Moblin – Intel answer to create a mobile Operating System based […]

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: A quick review of Debian for Embedded Systems – Emdebian

Emdebian Actually I was planning to write a more detailed post on this topic but for now I will keep it short. For folks who are in the embedded industry and want to run some kind of embedded Linux on their embedded boards/systems, there are many choices to select a embedded system from. Although Debian […]

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 […]

Installing Linux on USB – Part 7: Install Debian Linux from USB drives

Welcome to the part 7 of “Installing Linux on USB” series. In this part we will learn how to create a USB flash drive which can be used as an installation media to install Debian Linux. Purpose: In this post we will see how can we prepare a bootable USB Debian Lenny installation media to […]

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 […]

Tip: Debian Lenny locales (perl) warning messages

Purpose: Lot of time when you upgrade/downgrade Debian OS, you might end up getting some locale warnings (or error) messages on your system whenever you give any commands like “man cp”, “apt-get upgrade”, etc.  Many people try tirelessly to get rid of those messages but they can’t seem to even after trying many solutions found […]

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