Debian Sid often scares away new users. It's called "Unstable" after all, and it's named after the mean kid in Toy Story that broke all his toys. It's got to be horrible, right? Well, that's not the case, most of the time. Sid is no more unstable than the likes of Arch Linux, and with a little planning and common sense, you can run Sid on your desktop with relative safety.
Pantheon is one of the most popular new desktop environments in the Linux world. It was originally created for Elementary OS, but it’s spreading to other distributions. Unfortunately, there are no official packages for Debian. Learn how to install Panthon from a third party repository on Debian.
Budgie is the popular desktop environment of the Solus OS distribution. It’s quickly gained in popularity and spread around the Linux world. Debian is no exception. Follow these simple steps to install this popular GNOME variant on Debian.
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.
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:
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 As a result, you can get stuck with ridiculously outdated software.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.
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
This article explains a system upgrade procedure from Debian 8 Jessie Linux to Debian 9 Stretch.
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
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.
The upgrade from Raspbian Jessie to Raspbian 9 Stretch is a relatively simple procedure. However, exercise caution, as there is always a chance to break the entire system. The fewer installed 3rd-party packages and services, the more likely you are able successfully to upgrade your Raspbian Linux system. apt-get update
Remove unnecessary or obsolete packages
Make a data and configuration backup
Perform an upgrade directly using console
Installed 3rd-party software on Raspbian Stretch 9