[News] Debian Numbers, Editions, and Derivative Sidux in Review

[News] Debian Numbers, Editions, and Derivative Sidux in Review

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:44:38


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Debian by its numbers, as seen by keyring-maint

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| At keyring-maint, we got a request by our
| DPL, querying for the evolution of the
| number of keys per keyring This can be
| almost-mapped to the number of Debian
| Developers, Debian Maintainers, retired
| and deleted accounts over time since the
| keyrings are maintained over version
| control.
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Debian Editions

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Sidux 2010-01: Rolling Release KDE Goodness

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| When it comes to Linux distributions,
| Sidux is an interesting character. While
| many distro iggybackon well known
| distributions (especially Ubuntu) and
| release their own lavorafter the
| parent distribution is released, Sidux
| does things a bit differently. Sidux is
| still built on top of a parent distro
| (Debian) but is made to be a rolling
| release distribution by taking the
| packages that are in Debian Unstable,
| though adding customizations to make it
| stable.
|
| I tried out Sidux very briefly a few
| months back, and was turned off by the
| number of updates that were available
| initially and the fact that they broke my
| system. The problem was that so much time
| had passed since their last spin (the
| previous version was released in April of
| 2009), that there have been so many
| changes that the updates just completely
| broke my system. (Linux changes faster
| than any other operating system, bar none,
| so having updated spins is a very
| important thing).
|
| [...]
|
| Sidux is a really good distribution,
| though it not perfect. It clearly not
| for beginners, though there is a nice
| manual included so it may not be all that
| bad. As a power user, I had absolutely no
| problem using it and getting it up and
| running. I can see that excessive updates
| may be a problem to a beginning user, as
| package update overload can sometimes
| break things, but for me it been stable.
| As a matter of fact, if I wasn using
| Arch, Sidux would probably be my next best
| choice as I don think I could use
| anything but a rolling distro. Sidux is
| definitely well worth checking out, though
| I do recommend you try it in a Virtual
| Machine first to get the hang of it before
| installing it on a production machine.
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Recent:

A system based on Debian

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| The idea of a Linux Mint desktop based on
| top of Debian Testing is quite seducing.
| It much faster than Ubuntu and the current
| Linux Mint desktops, it uses less resources,
| and it opens the door for a rolling
| distribution, with a continuous flow of
| updates and no jumps from one release to
| another. It something wee always been
| tempted to do. Needless to say, whether it
| been because of our lack of communication on
| that topic or not, this has been a source of
| numerous rumors within the community.
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2. [News] Debian Enables Freedom, Debian Derivative Mepis 8.0.10 Still Offers KDE 3.5

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Why does Debian smell like freedom?

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| Debian smells like freedom because it reflects my own growth
| into a mature user who can understand and evalute choices.
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Mepis 8.0.10 perfects KDE 3.5.10

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| KDE 4.3 is Great but I would suggest all newbies to try the
| last, KDE 3.5.10 release of Mepis 8 (8.0.10) before it moves
| into KDE 4 world (cos i don't know what will happen then).
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If there were not many distros, were would KDE3 lovers go?


Recent:

Simply Mepis 8 is a nice little Debian-based Linux distro

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| I am now running the latest version of Simply Mepis 8, one of many offshoots
| of Debian Linux and therefore a cousin of the venerable Ubuntu. I am taken
| back a couple of years to the simpler days of the KDE 3.5 interface. KDE 4,
| the current darling, is a work of art by the guys at TrollTech, borrowing
| elements from Apple's Aqua interface, but this old tech favors reliability
| over flash, and as a law student I have little time to expore the wonders of
| KDE 4. Simply Mepis with KDE 3.5 is, in a word, familiar.
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