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    The Debian Surge
    Submitted by tongmaster on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 – 03:29
    SargeIn an article titled Who’s The Fastest Growing Linux Distro? over on internetnews.com, apart from the focus hinted at in the subject, they also quote the DPL thusly:

    “But Debian’s Michlmayr also noted that governments and schools are sweet spots for the project’s momentum in 2004. Its next release, code named Sarge, is expected by summer and will include the 2.6 kernel, an improved installer, Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) enhancements and numerous other improvements, according to administrators working on the project.”

    Category: News 9 comments

    DebConf4 Registration Open NOW!
    Submitted by stockholm on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 – 01:19
    DebianThe much awaited DebConf4 Registration has opened. Pablo Lorenzzoni unrevealed the secret URL on debian-devel-announce and people hurried to register!
    Category: News 0 comments · read more

    OpenLDAP with libnss-ldap and libpam-ldap
    Submitted by Bluehorn on Saturday, February 07, 2004 – 17:36
    I wrote a little HOWTO article how to setup OpenLDAP to use as accounts database with libnss-ldap and libpam-ldap. Hope it is useful to somebody…
    Category: HOWTOs 25 comments

    DebConf4 on the Horizon
    Submitted by stockholm on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 – 23:57
    DebianThe first public announcement of the upcoming debian conference in Brazil was recently made on debian-devel-announce. It lists some novelties of this DebConf and announces the opening of registration on the 10th of February.
    Category: News 0 comments

    Debian Derived Distros Doing Dandy
    Submitted by TheGoodDoctor on Friday, January 30, 2004 – 23:10
    DebianDistroWatch Weekly article reveals that the number of Debian derived distributions has grown significantly compared to Red Hat derived distributions. Including the Knoppix variants, there are now 87 Linux distributions based upon Debian. There are 58 distributions built from Red Hat or Fedora. (See this table for detailed information.) This is a significant change from the days when most derived distros were based upon Red Hat. Ladislav Bodnar, the creator of the DistroWatch website and one of the more clueful observers of the Linux distro scene, believes that in time, Debian usage might well grow to match the large number of Debian based distros.
    Category: News 8 comments · read more

    Write for Debian Planet!
    Submitted by robster on Friday, January 30, 2004 – 12:18
    Due to the time constraints of the current group of staff, we are now on the lookout for new members to help maintain a steady flow of high quality Debian related news. More details follow…
    Category: Site News 7 comments · read more

    Debian Fastest Growing Linux Distribution
    Submitted by DaGoodBoy on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 – 19:01
    DebianNetcraft is carrying the Full story that Debian has been the fastest-growing Linux distribution among Netcraft-counted websites: In percentage terms Debian is closely followed by SuSE and Gentoo. Red Hat has a far greater number of sites but a slower growth rate, and actually fell this month, after making widely publicized and controversial changes to its licencing and security update policy. A distribution name is present in a little over a quarter of Linux based Apache sites.
    Category: News 2 comments

    GNOME 2.4 in Sarge
    Submitted by JoeBuck on Sunday, January 25, 2004 – 06:34
    GNOMEAs of today, meta-gnome2 got into testing, which means “apt-get install gnome” works in sarge so there is finally a consistent set of Gnome 2.4 packages.
    Category: News 26 comments

    Quick ‘n’ Easy IPv6 for Debian
    Submitted by jgoerzen on Monday, January 19, 2004 – 22:09
    DebianOver at The Changelog, I have written a piece called Quick and Easy IPv6 for Debian. It will generally get you going to IPv6 in about 5-10 minutes if you already have an IPv6 kernel. And that’s for your router, too. If you’ve wanted to try IPv6, or would like a /48 for your home, check it out.
    Category: Features 2 comments

    Debian-Installer Beta 2 Released
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, January 15, 2004 – 08:32
    DebianJoey Hess has announced the availability of the second beta release of debian-installer. Hilights include better support for powerpc and ia64 ports, many more translations and support for usb devices. Please see the installation howto for further details.
    Category: News 20 comments

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