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    Submitted by robster on Friday, February 09, 2001 – 19:36
    This week’s random notes are:

  • Nautilus PR3 is released and enters sid
  • Linux 2.4.1 kernel source package enters sid
  • New unofficial potato packages compiled from sid for potato at ftp://ftp.bugio.org/pub/debian/. The apropriate sources.list line is deb ftp://ftp.bugio.org/pub/debian potato-ports main non-free
  • An installfest (Debian of course) is happening in Houston, Texas, USA. Details can be found here.


    Progeny and Maximum Linux Raise $1000 for Debian
    Submitted by Bruce_Byfield on Friday, February 09, 2001 – 19:26
    Indianapolis, February 6, 2001 – Progeny Linux Systems and Maximum Linux magazine raised $1000 for the Debian Project in a raffle held on January 31 and February 1 at LinuxWorld in New York. The cheque was presented to Wichert Ackerman, Debian Project Leader, shortly afterwards.

    First prize, a Sony Vaio Picturebook with a Transmeta Crusoe chip, went to Luis Cedeno. Cedeno, a Senior Systems Engineer at Reuters America.

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    Installing a debian system the easy way
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, February 09, 2001 – 19:06
    There`s a new kid in town, Open Door Softwares. This company has a very cool new service, basicly eleminating the difficulty in installing and configuring a debian system. It goes something like this:

  • You go to their website
  • You tell them what hardware you have
  • You tell them what software you want
  • They send you a custom cd that installs the system preconfigured.
    What`s also cool is that part of their profits go to the “open source develepment fund” (now what would that be for?, :-)), and another part goes to charity. Not only that but it`s their clients(i.e. us) that decide which projects are to be sponsered.
    This Is just so cool!

    Progeny releases Beta 3
    Submitted by solomon on Saturday, February 03, 2001 – 15:36
    Progeny beta 3 has appeared on archive.progeny.com in the whee hours. Since this release follows Beta 2 so closely, it can be assumed that it is some sort of a hotfix release, but the release notes don’t really allude to that. Remember…this is beta software.
    UPDATED: Pretzelgod tells me hes workign on a ‘kickass’ partioner for the installer. Keep up the good work guys. And don’t forget to contribute it back to Debian! (rob)

    Create a customized Debian user manual
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, February 01, 2001 – 19:40
    I have been informed that a new project has been started to create a customizable user documentation engine for Debian, where you supply your hardware/software requirements and a custom user manual with appropriate information will be created for you. The project is called mydebman and is hosted at Sourceforge, it is still in alpha at the moment.

    I think it is great to see innovative projects like this which makes Debian shine above the rest.

    The new Debian installer is going along nicely…
    Submitted by ressu on Monday, January 29, 2001 – 21:22
    To put is shortly, here is a quote from the mail:
    Where we are:
    We have a small chrooted system that is being autobuilt daily.
    A single bootable floppy image has been created, and sorta works.

    read on for the rest of the mail, the >original mail can be found on the list archives.

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    Debian based Telemetry Box Distribution released
    Submitted by riverwind on Sunday, January 28, 2001 – 21:20
    The Telemetry Box Distribution was released with version 1.0 !!
    It is a debian distribution based system which aims to monitor network machines.
    It is based on a ‘potato’ and is very useful for montoring and maintaining network. It’s very easy to install and the setting up phase is also easy. The installation is very great, three or four question and the system is up. After several setings, the system is functionnal. Awesome !!

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    Stormix gone bankrupt
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, January 27, 2001 – 18:32
    Stormix the makers of a distro based on Debian have become bankrupt. Lets hope no other companies using Debian go the same route. And of course where does this leave users of Stormix, especially those who rely on their commercial support?

    What do you want in YOUR DebianPlanet?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 27, 2001 – 15:44
    Over the past few months that DebianPlanet has been online, we have recieved numerous comments about the site. Both good and bad. The DebianPlanet crew is now looking for your input on what you want to see in the site, both content and site features. So please comment on what you want and don’t want on DebianPlanet. As always, if you want to talk one on one with the DebianPlanet crew, drop in on #debianplanet on openprojects. Also, if you have anything to contribute, be it articles, reviews, news, tips, please do by clicking the “Submit News” link.

    Progeny and Maximum Linux Stage LinuxWorld Raffle for Debian
    Submitted by Bruce_Byfield on Thursday, January 25, 2001 – 18:54
    Sony Vaio Laptop First Prize in Draw on February 01, 2001

    Indianapolis, January 25, 2001 – In recognition of the importance of the open source community, Progeny Linux Systems and Maximum Linux magazine are holding a raffle for Debian GNU/Linux at LinuxWorld in New York. The raffle will cost $2 for each entry or $5 for three entries.

    The drawing will be held at 4 PM February 1 at the Maximum Linux booth (Booth #469). Prizes will be presented by Ian Murdock, president and CEO of Progeny, and Woody Hughes, Senior Editor of Maximum Linux. All money raised will go to the Debian project.

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