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Google Chrome Dev for Debian/Ubuntu

Google Chrome Dev for 32-bit Debian/Ubuntu is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web...

15 hours ago By Google

Linux Mint 12 LXDE Released

The development team at Linux Mint have announced the release of the LXDE version of Mint 12. The Linux Mint Distributions have two major "branches", one derived from Ubuntu which is designated by a number (currently Mint 12), and the other derived from Debian, which is designated as Mint Debian.

March 11, 2012 by

Linux Mint Debian Edition - Big Changes on the Way

There's good news for many, and perhaps bad news for a few, coming for Linux Mint Debian Edition. This has been one of my favorite distributions since it was first released, because it seems to me that it stars from the Debian GNU/Linux base and then adds all of the goodness of Linux Mint, without passing through Ubuntu on the way.

February 27, 2012 by

A tale of two distros: Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Linux Mint's recent climb to the top of the DistroWatch rankings and strong reactions to Ubuntu's Unity shell have led to speculation that Ubuntu's glory days could be over. We examine these two popular distros to see where they came from, where they stand and where they may be headed.

February 10, 2012 by

Sorting out Red Hat Linux based distributions

Recently it was published by DistroWatch that the Linux Mint distribution has passed Ubuntu and is now considered the most popular. In order from most popular on down, this list at DistroWatch starts with Linux Mint, followed by Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and openSUSE.

November 30, 2011 by

Linux Mint Debian Introduces "Update Packs"

There's going to be a bit of meandering before I eventually get to the point here, so bear with me, or skip the next few paragraphs to go directly to the "meat" of this post...Six months ago, when Linux Mint Debian was released, I was really excited about it - finally a Debian-based distribution with the quality of Mint and without the baggage of Ubuntu!

July 5, 2011 by

Linux Mint Debian Edition Updates

Since the release of the Linux Mint Debian Edition distribution last December, and then the Linux Mint Xfce distribution which is also based on Debian rather than Ubuntu, I have found myself moving more and more toward using these Debian-based distributions rather than the Ubuntu-based Mint 11. In a lot of ways these Mint distributions seem to offer a good combination of a solid Debian base, with a choice between the standard 2.

June 16, 2011 by

Multi-Booting with Legacy Grub and Grub2

When Ubuntu changed to Grub 2 a couple of releases ago, it became significantly more difficult to set up multi-boot Linux systems. Most if not all Ubuntu derivatives are also using Grub2, and now the latest Debian release also uses it.

March 26, 2011 by

Linux Mint, Debian Edition

A couple of weeks ago Linux Mint announced a new distribution - based on the Debian Testing branch, rather than Ubuntu. Like most users, the announcement took me by surprise, I hadn't even noticed that they were working on such a Distribution.

September 20, 2010 by

Thoughts on Ubuntu and Debian

I just came across a very interesting piece written by Keith Cary Curtis, titled Should Ubuntu Have Been Created. He makes some very interesting and valid points to support his contention that Mark Shuttleworth should have put his money into supporting and expanding the established Debian development effort, rather than creating an independent fork of Debian.

March 23, 2010 by

HP supporting Oregon State Linux portal

The idea is that non-commercial Linux distributions running on HP hardware can find support, even though it's not officially coming from HP. We're talking about server versions of Asianux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu.

September 23, 2009 by (again!)

I'm in the process of installing Ubuntu linux on my old PC tower (I'm building a trusty audio workhorse). But I forgot the name of the web site which carries the latest Debian packages that aren't in the Ubuntu repositories.

March 13, 2009 by

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