Folksonomy: debian


Debian Linux, founded in 1993, is a robust open-source operating system with a focus on stability and security. It boasts a vast repository of software packages maintained by a dedicated community. Known for its commitment to free software principles, Debian is widely used in servers and desktops, providing a versatile and reliable platform.

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Upgraded a busy Debian web server last Thursday night and so far I've only received one reported issue. Not bad considering the amount of old PHP applications this thing runs. I was expecting a busy weekend fixing issues, but it never happened. I did spend a while testing everything before the upgrade, so that probably helped.

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I recently read a toot from someone who was frustrated with Ubuntu because of snapd and was asking for recommendations for other Debian based distributions. Why was Debian itself not the obvious choice?

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Giving the Firefox Nightly .deb package a spin. I normally just download the binary and set-up my own .desktop file etc, so it's nice that Mozilla are providing this option now. I'm hoping that now I'm not using a Nvidia display driver, Firefox runs a bit better.

Firefox Nightly (installed via Mozilla's .deb package) running under Debian Bookworm.

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Giving Fedora 39 a try in a virtual machine. It looks and feels like another solid release. If I wasn't a Debian user, I'd be a Fedora user, no doubt.

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Installed Debian on my new ThinkPad T14s tonight. Everything seems to be working nicely and it definitely feels like a good upgrade over my old T470s. Geekbench results:

T470s: 1242 single-core - 2592 multi-core
T14s: 2427 single-core - 10519 multi-core

TBH, the numbers don't mean much to me, other than being a metric to justify the investment in new hardware. Anyhow, I think I'm going to enjoy this device.

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