A plethora of applications, streamlined installation and increased performance make putting Debian on your desktop easier than ever. LinuxJournal introduces Libranet 2.7.
Linux Orbit has reviewed Libranet GNU/Linux 2.7: "Other Linux distribution companies have tried to create commercial Linux products based on Debian GNU/Linux, but few have achieved long term success. Progeny Linux comes to mind as a commercial Linux distribution company whose Linux product met with good reviews, but couldn't remain in business. Libranet is a rare exception to this rule. Libranet GNU/Linux has been around quite a while and continues to build a devoted Linux user base on a commercial product based on Debian GNU/Linux. With their most recent release of Libranet GNU/Linux 2.7, Libranet continues to improve on an already solid Linux distribution."
Woody has received scant attention from Linux websites compared to other recent Linux distributions. Debian "Woody" 3.0r0 was released on July 19, 2002; but months later, there have been few reviews of Woody online (one, in French). Read more for the link to the full DebianPlanet.org editorial.
"Eight years ago, as Purdue undergraduate Ian Murdock flipped through a Unix magazine, he came across an intriguing advertisement. It was for a Linux distribution that promised to let you run your Windows applications on the free operating system. Linux had sprung into existence a scant year before and now -- according to the ad -- it could support Windows applications. This seemed too good to be true. It was." Old, but good read, to match the release of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0.
The Debian Project is pleased to announce the release of Debian GNU/Linux version 3.0. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, which now supports a total of eleven processor architectures, includes KDE and GNOME desktop environments, features cryptographic software, is compatible with the FHS v2.2 and supports software developed for the LSB. With the addition of the IA-64, HP PA-RISC, MIPS (mips, mipsel), Alpha, and S/390 architectures, Debian GNU/Linux now supports a total of eleven architectures. For the first time, Debian comes with the KDE 2.2. The GNOME desktop environment is upgraded to version 1.4, and X itself is upgraded to the much improved XFree86 4.1.
This is the seventh revision of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (codename 'potato') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections of serious bugs. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages. On a related note, DebianPlanet interviews Ian Jackson, Debian personality and a current member of the technical Debian commitee as well as the author of dpkg.
This is the sixth revision of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (codename `potato') which mainly adds security updates to the stable release, along with a few corrections of serious bugs. Those who frequently update from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages. However, most updates from security.debian.org are included in this point release.
"This article describes how to have fun and impress your friends by obtaining old Alpha workstations and installing Debian GNU/Linux on them. I'll be installing "potato" (2.2.R3) on my AlphaStation 250. This is a 1995-vintage workstation with an Alpha CPU. It's the main application/DNS/NFS/DHCP server on my home network, and is presently my favorite machine. I had been running RedHat on it, but after seeing "apt-get dist-upgrade" run for the first time earlier this year, I've been upgrading all my boxes to Debian." Read the rest of the article at DebianPlanet.
The fourth revision of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, R4 (codename `potato'), has been released. This point release, revision 2.2r4, mostly includes security updates, along with a few corrections of serious bugs in the stable distribution.
Progeny Linux, have announced that they will no longer be producing their shrink wrapped distribution of Debian Linux. Progeny plans to continue its Linux consulting service. The company cited the expense of producing a boxed distro in an increasingly competitive market, and the fact that its offerings are now mostly available in the main Debian archive.
There's a relatively short how-to article called Debian GNU/Linux for BeOS Refugees that introduces BeOS users to Debian. To actually switch over to using Debian for your everyday OS, you'll have to do a lot more reading and work than the article helps you with, but it's a good start nonetheless.