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.
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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