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Cinnamon Mint for Debian Just as Tasty

2018-09-07 18:53:22| TechNewsWorld

The official release of version 3 of Linux Mint Debian Edition hit the download servers at summer's end, offering a subtle alternative to the distro's Ubuntu-based counterpart. Codenamed "Cindy," the new version of LMDE is based on Debian 9 Stretch and features the Cinnamon desktop environment. Its release creates an unusual situation in the world of Linux distro competition. Linux Mint developers seem to be in competition with themselves.

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Debian 4.0 Gets Security Update

2017-06-19 12:07:06| eWEEK Linux

One of the most popular of the community Linuxes saw out the old year with a new security release.

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Forked Debian Beta Is Rough Around the Edges

2016-05-18 00:54:42| TechNewsWorld

The Devuan GNU/Linux community's much-awaited Devuan Linux Jessie 1.0 beta release is available. It took two years for disgruntled Debian community members to make good on their promise of a systemd-free Debian distro. They rejected a Linux-wide trend to replace older init processes such as Upstart and System V with systemd. The process of forking Debian into Devuan took much longer than expected.

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Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

2015-01-27 00:53:03| TechNewsWorld

A group of developers made good on their threats to fork Debian Linux late last year, after the community's leadership voted to replace sysvinit with systemd, making systemd the default init boot process. The Debian Technical Committee's decision spurred several key Debian developers and project maintainers to resign. Some of them formed a new community dedicated to forking Debian.

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Debian 7: A So-So Distro Not Worth Switching For

2013-06-19 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

After a hiatus of more than two years, the developers of Debian last month released a major upgrade. That surely came as good news to fans of this granddaddy Linux OS, but the new Debian 7 "Wheezy" may not be worth the wait if you are happily using more popular Linux options. I feel somewhat like a turncoat for saying that about Debian Linux -- I should be revering its 20-year-long lineage.

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