Ubuntu and Debian (and thus other Debian-based distributions too) have abandoned the xf86-video-intel X.Org driver for all recent generations of Intel graphics hardware and instead makes use of the xf86-video-modesetting generic driver in its place.
Started a few years back was Debian's Long-Term Support (LTS) project whereby releases were given five years of security support and this would also allow users to skip a release. This project, which is financed by sponsors, continues to make progress and provide for a more secure and longer-supported Debian.
Here is the latest look at the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 vs. Debian Testing on the same system for showing how the performance is looking for Debian 9 "Stretch" ahead of its release next year.
DebConf 16 is wrapping up as Debian's annual conference, which this year is being held in Cape Town. For those not in South Africa, most of the session videos have been uploaded.
At the end of last year was the untimely passing of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian who went on to work for Sun Microsystems during the Project Indiana days and then was employed by Docker. Details of Ian's passing have remained quite scarce besides it being reported as a suicide following a sporadic Twitter rant just before his death. New details have now come to light.
Debian developer Michael Biebl has presented a status update on systemd in Debian at this week's DebConf 16 event in Cape Town, South Africa.
Taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa is DebConf 16. One of the interesting bits of information out of that event is the codename for Stretch's successor.
The seventh alpha release of the Debian Installer for Stretch is now available.
Matthias Klose has provided an update concerning plans for having GCC 6 become the default compiler of Debian 9.0 "Stretch."
Debian updated their stable and old-stable releases this weekend.
The sixth alpha release of the Debian Installer for the upcoming "Stretch" release is now available.
The latest Linux distribution seeing ZFS file-system packages officially added is none other than Debian.
For those using Raspberry Pi's Debian-based operating system, a major update is available this Friday morning for Raspbian.
With having done clean installs of Debian 8.4 and Debian testing (Stretch) the past few days on the same box, here are some fresh comparison numbers for your viewing pleasure.
Those running any old VIA C3, AMD K5/K6, or original Intel Pentium CPUs, you'll be losing your Debian support past the current stable (Jessie) series.
For those systemd haters that are out there, the beta of Devuan has been released as a spin of Debian Jessie that's free of systemd.
The Debian community has come out today with Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 and Debian GNU/Linux 8.4.
It's looking incredibly likely that ownCloud, the popular open-source project for easily setting up your own private cloud for file storage, will not be available as Debian packages with next year's 9.0 Stretch release.
Debian's annual conference, DebConf, is taking place in July this year in Cape Town, South Africa. Valve is among the sponsors for this year's Debian conference.
The Debian release team has decided that the freeze for 9.0 "Stretch" will be slightly delayed.
Last week we wrote about MaruOS as the project that provides an independent Debian desktop for your smartphone. Since then there has been an overwhelming response to the project and the lone developer working on this "Debian For Android" project has decided to open-source the code for accelerating the project.
With this week's Raspbian update offering experimental OpenGL support via the open-source VC4 driver stack for the Raspberry Pi 2, I decided to try enabling this feature.
A new release of the Raspberry Pi's Debian-based "Raspbian" Linux distribution is now available. This release based off Debian Jessie adds in experimental support for the Pi's new open-source, OpenGL Linux graphics driver stack!
Debian is still working to add a ZFS kernel module to the Debian GNU/Linux repository.
Debian 8.3 was released this morning as the third stable update to Jessie.
Debian's PHP package maintainers are preparing for PHP 7.0 packages for Debian Stretch that will also contain some changes compared to how they packaged PHP5.
For those enjoying Synaptic as a lightweight GUI package manager alternative to Ubuntu Software Center, GNOME Software Center, and others, the version 0.83 release is now available via Debian unstable.
The fifth alpha release of the Debian Installer being prepared for the 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available.
The Debian project has today published a longer tribute in honor of Ian Murdock after briefly announcing his passing last week.
One of the most viewed and commented topics on Phoronix this week has been about the untimely passing of Ian Murdock, founder of Debian and former leader of Sun's Project Indiana OpenSolaris project.
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