Notices tagged with debian


  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke Non-free drivers seemed an acceptable compromise to support old hardware; # seemed the last proprietary hold-out in a war we'd won… Then # launched their non-free app store, I went back to install # on recent hardware and… #! I thought we fixed this!

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke As an old-time # user, at least, I was happily handing out # CDs, given that # was insisting "Ubuntu _is_ Debian", and # was on board.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  3. strypey strypey

    @pettter fact: # was founded in 1998, 5 years after the # project

    about a month ago from in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke Hate the bloody things. In dial-up days I had an old 286 under a desk as modem/router. Kept running out of disk space, though. #'s packages.tgz file was larger than the software running on it.

    about a month ago from web in context
  5. ruben h tregeagle

    Began a dist-upgrade to Jessie, on whim, 3 days ago.... still getting the packages #

    about 2 months ago from web
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey I liked the idea of doing my handheld computing on # in a chroot, and treating the Host OS as hostile territory owned by the phone company, but also gave up at the not-listed-as-supported hurdle.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  7. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Discarded the idea of running # on my phone as impractical. Instead disabling/replacing pre-loaded crapware one component at a time. Even the MIT/Apache-licensed bits. If there's a chance #, #, or # have touched it, I don't want it. Unclean! Unclean!

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Every few years I'm struck by this: # and # are awesome. Living the last 20 technology-centric years chained to non-free software is just unimaginable. Thank you #, #, #, and other freedom-enhancing acronyms.

    about 5 months ago from web
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I went to the first LCA in 1999. The # shirt I bought there is still hanging in my wardrobe; holes and all.

    about 5 months ago from web in context
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Every time I sit in front of my computer I feel good knowing the software on it is a result of people being nice to each other. # #

    about 6 months ago from web
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle Much of the appeal of late-90s # was the blinking cursor prompting a Proustian recall of # # Kids today, with their swoopy-swooshy # 3 are missing out.

    about 7 months ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @kat My 1st # was via a slim volume titled "The Debian Linux user's Guide", which came with 2.0 (Hamm) on CD (pre-apt, and Bruce Perens' 1st release as project leader!).

    about 9 months ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Had what I thought was occasionally glitchy video RAM ever since buying my current PC. Not been a problem since last # point release. Must have been # video driver. Glad I was too lazy to take it back to the shop, then.

    about 9 months ago from web
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I suddenly and unexpectedly find myself using # rather than # this morning. Feel slightly soiled. #

    about 10 months ago from web
  15. mmn mmn

    Right, so I've tried to debug and even switch hardware for !GNUsocial node # but a problem that the system shuts down (and the hardware watchdog is set to reboot it) every 5 minutes (quite precisely) regardless if network is up or not. I'm thinking

    about 11 months ago from at 63°49'42"N 20°15'34"E
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Don't seem to be receiving posts from remote subscriptions since upgrading server to # Wheezy yesterday. Will upgrade to Jessie, and - gasp! - #, later in the week.

    about a year ago from web
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Doing a dist-upgrade to a live server is nerve-wracking. Good thing I'm drunk. #

    about a year ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Okay, it's not buggy, I am. Running an older # than I thought. #

    about a year ago from web in context
  19. ioerror ioerror

    ♻Dear US journalists: please research the death of # You will get mad # karma points. #

    about a year ago from
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # update: Still love # Still love # Still love the half a dozen # addons that make the Web usable.

    Wednesday, 04-Nov-15 18:22:43 AEDT from web

Debian is a operating system (OS) for computers. Debian uses Linux, and for user space the GNU Project; thus the name GNU/Linux. Debian was created in 1994 and the current version is 6.0.