Last September, some of the Debian Linux distribution's leadership wanted to make sure that Etch, the next version of Debian, arrived on its December 4th due date. So, the "Dunc-Tank" group decided to experiment with financially supporting some key developers to get Debian out the door on time.
Who said you can't make money by supporting free community-based Linux distributions?
HP is making $25 million by supporting the free Debian GNU/Linux distribution in what may ultimately turn out to be a challenge to commercial distributions from Novell and Red Hat.
"The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (codename `sarge'). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages and most updates from security.debian.org are included in this update."
The release of the upcoming version of Debian may slip to March, according to one of the two release managers for the Linux distribution.
If that happens, the release of the upcoming version of Debian — the fourth major revision, code-named Etch — will have been delayed three months past its planned release date of 4 December last year.
This is the announcement of "Debian-Installer Loader", a win32 loader for Debian Installer.
Overall, the process is very simple (it's been inspired by a similar project with Ubuntu). D-I-L runs on the users' win32 system, auto-detects whether the CPU supports 64-bits, picks the appropriate Linux and initrd.gz images for netboot, and uses GRUB for DOS to chainload into it.
The long-awaited next version of the Debian open-source operating system is most likely to be released in February, according to members of the Debian community.
An alternative to YellowDog Linux for the PlayStation 3, the Debian Live system contains a minimal GNOME Desktop environment with Firefox web browser. Because Debian-Installer is included in distribution image (ISO), it can be used to test the Debian GNU/Linux system or install.
The old stable release Debian GNU/Linux (codename 'woody') has been archived. The official source for this distribution is the dedicated archive host called archive.debian.org. It is no longer available on regular Debian mirror servers.
After four and a half years this marks the final end of life for GNU/Linux 3.0.