Blog entries tagged with 'linux'
According to Netcraft, the non-commercial distributions are growing faster than the commercial Linux distributions. In my opinion this is not a big surprise, but with the major companies aquiring some linux distributions like Novell with SUSE, the companies which have partnerships with Novell or Redhat will maintain or migrate for these commercial linux distributions.
Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December. Debian 3.1 was declared stable in July and it appears that both the anticipation of this release becoming stable, and the release itself, have generated new interest in Debian, after some years where it had lagged behind its more active rivals. This growth is particularly noticeable at some of the larger central European hosting locations, including Komplex, Lycos Europe, Proxad and Deutsche Telecom.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1r0 (Sarge) has been released to the ftp mirrors. The full download is available on 14 CDs or 2 DVDs.
This release includes a number of up-to-date large software packages, such as the K Desktop Environment 3.3 (KDE), the GNOME desktop environment 2.8, the GNUstep desktop, XFree86 4.3.0, GIMP 2.2.6, Mozilla 1.7.8, Galeon 1.3.20, Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2, Firefox 1.0.4, PostgreSQL 7.4.7, MySQL 4.0.24 and 4.1.11a, GNU Compiler Collection 3.3.5 (GCC), Linux kernel versions 2.4.27 and 2.6.8, Apache 1.3.33 and 2.0.54, Samba 3.0.14, Python 2.3.5 and 2.4.1, Perl 5.8.4 and much more.
This is the first Debian release that includes OpenOffice.org (1.1.3). It also features cryptographic software integrated in the main distribution. OpenSSH and GNU Privacy Guard are included in the default installation, and strong encryption is present in web browsers, web servers, databases, and many other applications available in this release.
According to Debian Planet, the Sarge freeze(finally) is now official and a May 30 release date has been set.
The timeline for the release is as follows:
3rd May: Freeze time and security support now available for testing 5-8th May: BSP to bring bug count down from ~85 to ~60/70 15th May: Debian installer finalised 27th May: Zarro RC boogs 30th May: Release
It's great news for our favourite linux distribution ;)