The best thing about Debian at the moment is not that the Unity/Gnome3 desktop is in absentia, it is that it is the most stable and secure distribution of the Linux operating system. I have used other distributions of Linux and I am promoting Ubuntu quite a bit even though I am not running that …

Just finished rewriting the kernel compilation page on my website to give instructions for building a vanilla kernel source package on Debian Squeeze. This needed to be done, the information there was dated and needed to be replaced. Having up to date information is a good way to keep your visitors coming back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxbox I …

The 3.0.0-rc2 release of the Linux kernel is available on kernel.org finally. This is a whole new numbering series for the Linux kernel that has been in the 2.x.x series for ages. This is very exciting in fact, I downloaded and compiled the new mainline kernel almost as soon as it was announced. It has …

Linus Torvalds has announced that the Linux kernel will make the jump from the 2.6 series to the 2.8.0 kernel. Does this mean that there will be no 2.7.0 kernel release? I guess so, there was 2.4, 2.5 and the current 2.6.x series, now they will make the jump over 2.7 to a 2.8.0 series. …

Installing a vanilla kernel in the Gentoo distribution is very easy. Just install the vanilla kernel source from kernel.org and then unpack the sources into /usr/src/linux as shown below. I am using 2.6.39-rc6 and I have symlinked the source tree to /usr/src/linux. Then type cd linux/ and then run make menuconfig to set up a …

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/06/22/download-official-redhat-linux-iso-image/. The link above is to the Redhat 6.2 Linux distribution, the first version of Linux I used. It ran very well on a Celeron 600 with 64MB of RAM and integrated graphics. Linux has come so far since it was first released, the desktop has gotten even easier to use and with the release …

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 kernel to 2.6.28.7 and now, the alsa sound works, which is way better than the deprecated OSS system that Ubuntu uses by default. And it was not very hard to do either, once I worked out how the mkinitramfs program worked, I was fine. $ uname -aLinux deusexmachina …