DistributionWatch Review: Debian GNU/Linux 2.1
Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
The Debian distribution holds a unique place among Linux distributions. Most Linux distributions are based primarily on software packages developed by volunteer organizations open to anyone, although the distributions themselves are usually closed commercial ventures. Debian, on the other hand, is developed entirely by volunteers. It is also formally referred to as Debian GNU/Linux.
The Debian organization does not directly manufacture or sell CDs or other media containing the software that it develops (a shrink-wrap version of Debian GNU/Linux is "sponsored" by O'Reilly, SGI and VA Linux Systems). Instead, it provides the software free of charge to both end-users and any vendor interested in selling and/or supporting the distribution. (For those readers who may be wondering about the name, it's derived from the names of its creator Ian Murdock and his wife Debra.) The Debian project is actually part of the Software in the Public Interest (SPI), a non-profit organization also dedicated to promoting hardware/software interoperability through the Open Hardware Certification Program.Editor's note: in the interest of full disclosure, we should point out that Ed Petron has done some unpaid volunteer package maintenance on Debian GNU/Linux in the past.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.1
- Skip Ahead
- 1. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 2. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 3. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 4. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 5. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 6. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 7. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 8. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 9. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
- 10. Introducing Debian GNU/Linux
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 3Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 4Linux Top 3: Linux 3.11, Kubuntu Goes Commercial
- 5Linux Top 3: RHEL 6.5, Debian 7.2 and EOL for Linux 3.0.x