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Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops

Back in September Debian switched back to the GNOME desktop by default in place of Xfce for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release. However, as of today, the non-x86 versions of Debian have flip-flopped once again back to Xfce.
21 October 2014 - Xfce vs. GNOME - 19 Comments

Debian 7.7 Released With Various Bug-Fixes

While some are busy debating whether Debian should be forked, the upstream Debian release team is moving forward and has announced the stable release of Debian 7.7.
20 October 2014 - Debian 7.7

Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux

In light of Debian's outlook for using systemd by default, a group of users/developers/administrators are talking about forking Debian GNU/Linux.
20 October 2014 - Debian Fork - 176 Comments

Debian Is Back To Discussing Init Systems, Freedom of Choice

The init system discussion is back on in the Debian camp... A vote will be taking place in two weeks to look at preserving the "freedom of choice of init systems."
17 October 2014 - Init System Choice - 54 Comments

Debian Installer Preps For 8.0 Jessie With Beta 2 Release

Debian's installer is up to its second beta for the 8.0 Jessie release cycle.
6 October 2014 - Debian Jessie - 3 Comments

Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port

For years there's been the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port that ships the same Debian GNU user-land as Debian GNU/Linux but replaces the Linux kernel with that of the FreeBSD kernel.
30 September 2014 - kFreeBSD - 31 Comments

Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop

While Debian defaulted to the Xfce desktop in the past after switching from GNOME, the default Debian desktop is back to being with GNOME.
23 September 2014 - GNOME vs. Xfce - 42 Comments

OpenMediaVault 1.0 Released As New Linux NAS Alternative

OpenMediaVault 1.0 was released today as a Debian-based network attached storage (NAS) solution that uses Nginx, its own dashboard with widgets support, and other original features.
15 September 2014 - OMV - 1 Comment

Debian LTS Off To A Slow Start But Progressing

Earlier this year was the announcement of Debian to be handled with Long Term Support for the Squeeze, Wheezy, and Jessie releases. That LTS support is working but their initial funding is coming up less than desirable and there's still open issues.
11 September 2014 - Debian LTS - 11 Comments

Understanding The Complicated Debian

With Debian now being more than two decades old, it has a long history, but a Phoronix reader has tried to make sense of the situation.
8 September 2014 - Infographic - 15 Comments

Debian Installer Images Now In Beta For 8.0 Jessie

The first beta of the installation images for Debian 8.0 "Jessie" are now available.
13 August 2014 - Debian 8.0 - 3 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16

It looks like the next major Debian GNU/Linux release will be shipping with the soon to be released Linux 3.16 kernel.
27 July 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 8 Comments

Spotify Switches From Debian To Ubuntu

While Spotify was a major Debian user with running their thousands of back-end servers on the major Linux distribution, including being vocal about systemd on Debian, they have decided to switch over to Ubuntu.
16 July 2014 - Spotify - 48 Comments

Debian 7.6 Release Takes Care Of Security Problems

Debian 7.6 was released this weekend as the latest "Wheezy" release to mainly address security problems and other important bug fixes.
14 July 2014 - Debian 7.6

Debian Switches Back To Using GLIBC

A half-decade ago the Debian project switched from GLIBC to EGLIBC as their standard C library. Debian is now reverting course and switching back to GLIBC.
19 June 2014 - GLIBC - 18 Comments

GLAMOR Support Enabled Within Debian Experimental

As some good news for Debian users running a Radeon HD 7000 series or newer graphics card where the GLAMOR 2D acceleration support is required, GLAMOR support has been enabled within the Debian experimental repository.
18 June 2014 - GLAMOR Radeon - 11 Comments

Debian 6 Will Be Maintained Under An LTS Flag

Debian developers have announced today that Debian 6 will be maintained as a long-term support (LTS) state until February of 2016.
17 June 2014 - Debian 6 - 4 Comments

GCC 4.9 Will Soon Be The Default In Debian, Ubuntu 14.10

GCC 4.9, which was officially released in late April, brings many improvements to the de facto standard Linux compiler stack. Debian and Ubuntu developers are now working on landing this annually-updated compiler stack for their Linux distributions.
13 May 2014 - GCC 4.9 - 2 Comments

wattOS R8 Is Now Based On Debian Rather Than Ubuntu

For five years the wattOS Linux distribution has been around as being an energy-efficient distribution powered at its core by Ubuntu, but with their new release they have shifted to being powered by Debian.
11 May 2014 - wattOS - 25 Comments

Debian 8.0 Jessie To Likely Target The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Based upon the timing of kernel releases and requirements for hardware support, it looks like Debian 8.0 "Jessie" will ship with the Linux 3.16 kernel but it might end up being Linux 3.17.
7 May 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 7 Comments

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