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    Alternative Linux kernel packages
    Submitted by nyu on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 – 20:28
    LinuxAs previously mentioned in DWN, Robert Millan’s alternative Linux kernel packages have been put in an APT repository on gluck, so that interested people can use them until they’re installed in the Debian archive. These new packages attempt to provide a solution for newbie users to “install & forget” the Linux kernel just like they do for all other packages. A 2.6 version is also available.
    Category: News 21 comments

    Debian Mini-Conf @ Linux.Conf.Au 2003 Presentations now online
    Submitted by cef on Friday, April 11, 2003 – 02:38
    LinuxPresentations from the Debian Mini-Conf held just before the Linux Conference of Australia 2003 are now online. As a bonus, the LCA 2003 presentations (including audio in speex format) are also online.
    Category: News 0 comments · read more

    Umeet 2002, Interesting Talks on IRC
    Submitted by tarzeau on Sunday, December 15, 2002 – 19:02
    LinuxHere is the upcoming talk calendar for Umeet; it’s definitely worth having a look if you haven’t heard about it yet. Logs can be found here. The talks are held on irc.uninet.edu in #linux. If you want to give a talk yourself contact vizard or mjesus. Questions can be asked in #qc.
    Category: News 0 comments

    GRUB in Debian HOWTO
    Submitted by fork on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 – 23:59
    LinuxWhy use GRUB instead of LILO? Well, if you’re reading this HOWTO, you’re likely to already have your reasons for switching. But to give a couple quick reasons, you only install GRUB in your MBR once, it doesn’t need to be reinstalled each kernel change like LILO, and you can also edit the boot entries, etc.
    Category: HOWTOs 8 comments · read more

    Which is your favourite variant of Debian you have used?
    Submitted by phill on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 – 16:29

    Debian (Official Mirrors)
    41% (1138 votes)
    Debian & Non-Free
    43% (1197 votes)
    3% (95 votes)
    2% (44 votes)
    8% (219 votes)
    Corel / Xandros
    1% (24 votes)
    2% (42 votes)

    Total votes: 2759

    Xandros 1.0 is Finally Here
    Submitted by phill on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 – 14:58
    LinuxDespite the quick-off-the-mark review from Newsforge this morning, the Debian-based Xandros 1.0 desktop is finally here! No free download so you’ll have to shell out US$99 for it but you do get an enhanced (?) version of KDE 2.2 and built-in Cross-Over Plugin and Office! Finally a decent challenger to Lycoris and also what Lindows should have been…
    Category: News 1 comment · read more

    Is Linux non-free?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, June 14, 2002 – 17:22
    LinuxRMS stated in his LinuxWorld.com article that Linux is non-free because of binary code for device drivers and the use of Bitkeeper for development.

    So following the Debian Free Software Guidelines Linux might be considered as non-free. In the “Social Contract” with the Free Software Community we promise to keep the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution entirely free software.

    Your view depends on how liberally you feel about issues like this, however alternatives are Debian GNU/Hurd and Debian GNU/NetBSD?

    Category: Opinion 30 comments

    Quickstart guide to kernel-package
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, March 30, 2002 – 10:27
    LinuxOne of the most notable things that makes Debian stand out from the other distributions is the kernel-package tool. Which will create a nice easy to install kernel image as a Debian package which you can then install on your box or multiple other boxes, clever huh?
    Category: HOWTOs 24 comments · read more

    Submitted by Terence on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 – 10:25
    LinuxThe other day, Wichert Akkerman told me I needed to upgrade my 2.2.10 kernel to something more recent. The newbie that I am, I thought this could be done apt-get upgrade style, but I see now that upgrading the kernel is not really the same as upgrading the rest of the system packages. That leads me to my inquiry …

    rob: Checkout my article here it may help

    Category: HOWTOs 5 comments · read more


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