Debian uses no architecture-dependent capabilities, and thus is capable of being used with any architecture that Linux kernels support. Work has been ongoing on binary distributions for such architectures as IA-32, Alpha, and SPARC, much as with Red Hat, amongst many other architectures, as well as various non-Linux ports including Debian Hurd distribution based on the Hurd kernel. Debian/NetBSD using the NetBSD kernel, and Debian/FreeBSD using (surprise!) the FreeBSD kernel.
The Debian organization has written up a Debian Constitution version 0.7 to formalize the political processes of "making Debian work."
Intended as a place for people to share useful APT (Advanced Package Tool) sources for Debian
It is now possible to use the Peer-to-Peer filesharing system, BitTorrent (see also: Wikipedia on BitTorrent) to download Debian packages. This allows many sites to incrementally share the burden of distributing packages.
A "desktop-oriented" Linux distribution based on Debian .
A Debian derivative, a Linux distribution supported by a company called Canonical. It provides a somewhat friendlier set of installation tools than Debian, and includes a considerable set of "default" packages. In effect, it is a flavour of Debian more suitable for those that may find Debian installation daunting.
The Eee PC is an ASUS laptop that is sold with the Xandros Linux distribution built in; many think it a neat idea to have Ubuntu as an alternative...
This is one of the most strange of projects, putting Debian packaging on software to deploy on Windows.
Some people are working on building Debian software atop NetBSD. This would have the merit of allowing folks to use a familiar Debian environment on the wide array of hardware platforms supported by NetBSD.
Backports are recompiled packages from testing (mostly) and unstable (in a few cases only, e.g. security updates), so they will run without new libraries (wherever it is possible) on a stable Debian distribution.
Which also works for a read-only /boot
Fits on a 5cm CR-R, and includes a functional version of Debian/Woody, including all required, important, and standard packages, in 185MB
This essay takes the potentially controversial stance that the Debian Project should unabashedly make no attempts to make Debian overtly "user-friendly."
The author believes that "Debian has found a niche with the advanced Linux user who doesn't have the time to maintain trivial packages." In other words, it is quite sufficient for Debian to be useful to experienced users. Debian can thus be a "success" without making design compromises to encourage wide adoption by less knowledgeable users.
Comments on "the way it keeps those annoying newbies out" maybe less well-taken. Note that this statement is not intended to be entirely unfriendly to new users; later comments agree with the notion that "Someone should definitely build a simple Linux based on Debian targetted to ex Windows users. But let's not make bare Debian do that."
The Trusted Debian project aims to create a highly secure but usable Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel patches, compiler patches, security related programs and techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux platform.
deb http://www.trusteddebian.org/debian unstable main contrib
Knoppix is a distribution based on Debian that boots and runs completely from a CD-ROM, fitting in a goodly pile of stuff including LibreOffice , KDE , AbiWord, Mozilla , and Gnome software. There are also derivatives such as Gibraltar , a "firewall" distribution, Gnoppix, and Morphix .
Morphix is a derivative of Knoppix that seeks to allow the " user" to create and pick and choose their own " modules". Thus, if you want a "Heavy GUI", with Gnome , LibreOffice, and all sorts of extras, you can build a CD that boots that. If you would rather have a " Light GUI", consisting of lighter-weight GUI applications, there are modules for that. There are modules for games. And the list goes on.
An entertaining essay suggesting mistakes one might make that would curb the popularity of your Python code. It should apply nicely to other languages too.
Package: * Pin: release a=stable Pin-Priority: 700 Package: * Pin: release a=testing Pin-Priority: 650 Package: * Pin: release a=unstable Pin-Priority: 600
Keeping /var/log transient, and periodically copying to disk, is an interesting thing to do on mobile and battery-operated systems.
Kali is a Linux distribution based on Debian which includes a large set of security tools oriented towards penetration testing, that is, trying to break your systems in order to find problems.