Introduction

Debian is the universal operating system, but sometimes, it doesn't feel all that universal out of the box. For people looking for a top-notch multimedia experience, Debian might not seem like the best choice because of its free software policies, but it can actually be made into a multimedia powerhouse.

Debian Stretch, when combined with one super powered multimedia repository, is an awesome option for both audio and video playback.

Enable The Repository

The repository in question here is the deb-multimedia repository. It's maintained by a Debian developer, and includes more up-to-date multimedia packages as well as some non-free packages that didn't make it into Debian proper.

In order to add it to your system, add the line below to you /etc/apt/sources.list.
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org stretch main non-free

Objective

This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 8 Jessie Linux to Debian 9 Stretch.

What's New

Apart from the up to date Linux kernel, Stretch comes with a considerable amount of new and updated software as well as a number of packages had been rendered obsolete:

This new release of Debian again comes with a lot more software than its predecessor jessie; the distribution includes over 15346 new packages, for a total of over 51687 packages. Most of the software in the distribution has been updated: over 29859 software packages (this is 57% of all packages in jessie). Also, a significant number of packages (over 6739, 13% of the packages in jessie) have for various reasons been removed from the distribution.
SOURCE: debian.org

Objective

The following article provides you with a simple to follow procedure on how to install video chat and voice call application Skype on Debian 9 Stretch.

Requirements

Privileged access to your Debian 9 Stretch Linux system is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

Introduction

The following text will describe a configuration procedure of LEMP server on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. The LEMP stack described by the below guide will consist of:
  • Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • Nginx Web server
  • MariaDB or MySQL relational database
  • PHP 7 scripting language
Please be aware that our main objective is to configure bare bones LEMP stack on Debian 9 Stretch Linux. From this reason, no security hardening or performance fine-tuning recommendations are included in the article.

Once you have your bare bones, LEMP stack configured, consider a further hardening of your server based on the target deployment environment.

Conventions

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