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    Debian Artwork
    Submitted by nostromo on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 – 11:42
    DebianHi everyone out there. I’ve done some work based on the Debian logo, so if you want to see it, feel free to visit my gallery, including my personal vision of Debian Planet, and some KDE splash screens.
    Category: News 14 comments

    An Updated Woody Installer
    Submitted by gcbirzan on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 – 03:19
    CD ImagesWith everyone around talking about how Woody has an outdated installer and lacks some new packages and hardware support some people felt the urge to get to work. The result? Hilux, a customized installer. It has a 2.4.26 version kernel, supports XFS, LVM, RAID and various hardware drivers, comes with vim & bash, you can even resize partitions using parted and you get postfix as the default MTA. Hilux has two flavours, a business card and a mini CD version which will help you install a minimal Debian system or even an X Window desktop.
    Category: News 4 comments

    Debian AMD64 Port Ready
    Submitted by robot101 on Sunday, June 13, 2004 – 18:12
    AMDChris Cheney announced that Debian’s AMD64 (or x86-64, or ia32e…) port is ready to be added to unstable, and that 97% of all packages in Debian have been successfully compiled for this architecture. Native compilation of packages on this architecture allows better performance through the use of the extra registers on the AMD64 processors which are not available when it is emulating the 32-bit x86 (or ia32) processor.
    Category: News 20 comments

    Debian Installer Test Candidate 1 Released
    Submitted by pharm on Sunday, May 30, 2004 – 10:53
    DebianJoey Hess announced the availability of the Test Candidate 1 release for Debian-Installer. Quoting the Debian Installer webpage:

    “We are currently testing candidate images for the first release candidate. If you’d like to help, you can do so by testing these images instead of beta4.”
    Category: News 7 comments

    Debian Installer Beta 4 Relased
    Submitted by robster on Monday, May 03, 2004 – 14:37
    DebianJoey Hess has now announced the fourth beta of debian-installer. This beta includes support for 9 out of the 11 Debian supported architectures (and mips will be available soon).

    One of the most interesting things about this release is the experimental support for the 2.6 kernel on i386 and the localisation into 35 different languages. Users are encouraged to download and test the new installer and send in an installation report.

    Category: News 25 comments · read more

    Debian Desktop
    Submitted by junglewiz on Monday, May 03, 2004 – 14:22
    DebianThere are two kinds of users of Debian (this is true for other distributions too):

    1. Desktop users – who would like to run the latest software. This means stable upstream releases and also shorter release cycles. Most Debian users would be willing to put up with one release per year.
    2. Server users – who would like longer release cycles and long term support, with the added stability benefits.

    What should we do about this?…

    Category: Opinion 62 comments · read more

    Is there still a place for Debian Planet?
    Submitted by robot101 on Sunday, May 02, 2004 – 16:01
    I’ve just posted a collection of articles off the queue – my apologies to their submitters about the delay in approving them (I also had to adjust the times – this isn’t an attempt to hide the fact it took us weeks to approve some of these articles – its so they come out in the order submitted, instead of miles down the page :-). Both robster and I are busy with university at the moment, so we’re short on time for editing Debian Planet. However, this isn’t the main problem we face…
    Category: Site News 60 comments · read more

    Debconf4 Confirmation Announcement
    Submitted by anibal on Saturday, May 01, 2004 – 06:15
    DebianPablo Lorenzzoni has announced the confirmation process for those already registered for the fifth edition of the Debian Conference to be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 26 to June 2, 2004. The announcement also contains a great deal of information about the conference.
    Category: News 1 comment

    Migrating to Linux Kernel 2.6 in Debian GNU/Linux
    Submitted by suriya on Friday, April 30, 2004 – 20:00
    DebianI have written a small article on migrating to Linux Kernel 2.6 on a Debian machine. The procedure is as simple as it could get, and as a result, the article is simple too.
    Category: HOWTOs 28 comments

    Ximian Connector Support for Debian Users
    Submitted by Gerr on Thursday, April 29, 2004 – 04:33
    GNOMEI’ve been using debian for years; at one time Ximian supported debian and the Evolution Connector package was available for us. This package made my life at work very enjoyable — no longer was I tied to Outlook and windows! But Ximian doesn’t support debian anymore. This means that I can no longer update my packages on my desktop at work without running the risk of not being able to use Evolution w/the Connector! In the hopes of convincing the good people at Ximian that there is a market for the Evolution Connector in the Debian distribution, I’ve created a petition. If you would purchase and the Ximian Connector for use on a Debian machine, would you complete this survey? Who would want to install Red Hat? That doesn’t seem like feasible solution to me.

    Update: How nice… Novell released the source.

    Category: Features 10 comments · read more

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