Jun 30, 2023 6 min read

#3 - June 30, 2023

Welcome to the third edition of this newsletter. Still in the puppy stage, and it needs feeding!

I've been called a lot of things in my lifetime, but "Linux Junkie" is one that I consider to be an honor. Over the years a lot of people have asked me how I get any work done using Linux exclusively. My answer? Easily... and more efficiently than ever before. More on that in a little bit.

Latest Releases

Debian 12 was released on June 10th. It rocks (as always), but this version—called Bookworm—rocks harder than ever. We're talking AC/DC meets Animals as Leaders... or some such nonsensical musical reference. To celebrate, I decided to install it on several test systems (clients and servers).

The party was on.

This article/video describes and demonstrates the installation of Debian 12 on a 9-year-old laptop with a 1.7 GHz CPU. Check it out.

Also, Proxmox, Univention, MX Linux, Sparky Linux, and many others have new releases, or beta releases... all based on, you guessed it: Debian 12. As a standalone, Debian 12 is currently listed at #5 on DistroWatch. (Four of the top 10 are also based on Debian). That list is always in flux, but Debian is usually up there toward the top.

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Linux LiveStreams

To further proclaim the glory of Linux I'll be running the Linux Networking & Security Fundamentals webinar in July on the O'Reilly platform. Register today.

Linux Networking & Security Fundamentals
Fundamental knowledge of Linux server networking and securing is vital for systems administrators, developers, and many other types of computer technicians. In some cases, these important basics are either underestimated, or are not properly incor…
July 6 & 7, 2023, 10am - 2pm est.
Celebrate? Proclaim the glory? Yes, laying it on a bit thick. But don't worry, Linux evangelism is unlikely at my webinars—I can say that with 99.9% probability.
Quote of the day: “The right tool for the job.”—Said by most every Dad, mechanic, and engineer out there.

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