Slack is a hugely popular messaging and collaboration service. While you can sign in and use Slack online, it’s much easier to use Slack straight from your desktop. The Slack developers do officially support Linux, and there is a Debian repository. This guide will use that repository to get Slack set up on your Debian system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Download The Slack Package.
  • How to Install The Slack Package on Debian.
  • How to Open and Run Slack on Debian.

When you’re running a VPN connection, it’s usually most reliable to run OpenVPN as a service. Somewhat strangely, it’s not that easy to do on Debian when you’re working with a static IP address.

Several systems are in conflict, and it takes a bit of extra care to straighten things out. This guide explains exactly how to set this up reliably.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install OpenVPN and Resolvconf on Debian.
  • How to Disable NetworkManager.
  • How to Configure Your Static IP.
  • How to Configure OpenVPN.

Lutris is a relatively new addition to the Linux gaming ecosystem, but it has quickly revolutionized everything. Lutris manages how you install and launch games on your Linux system.

It concentrates everything from Steam, Wine, emulators, and everything in between into one place. It also allows you to manage multiple versions of Wine at once, making it the single best tool for Wine gaming

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Add The Wine Repository.
  • How to Install Wine Staging.
  • How to Add The Lutris Repository.
  • How to Install Lutris on Debian.
  • How to Run Lutris.

Debian Stable is extremely stable, but it’s also very slow moving. As a result, you can get stuck with ridiculously outdated software. The backports repositories allow you to install newer versions of some software on your Debian Stable system. This guide explains how to use backports on Debian Stable.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Add The Debian Backports Repositories.
  • How to Install a Package From Backports.
  • How to Do a Complete Update From Backports.

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

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