Happy Birthday Debian

Posted in Free Software, HP at 8:23 am by Pirate Praveen

Debian is celebrating 13th anniversary today.

There is a happy news that HP is offering support for Debian on Proliant and BladeSystem servers to make this birthday even sweeter.

“With Debian, just like with Red Hat and Novell/SUSE, we’ll be taking real calls from real customers to address their support needs”, Jeffrey Wade, worldwide marketing manager of open source and Linux at HP

Read Press Release

And Debian welcomes HP’s support

“I find it really pleasing that companies are doing support for Debian not because we’ve negotiated with them, but because customers are asking for it.” said Debian Project Leader Anthony Towns.

Also with the Etch release scheduled for December here is an etch song


  1. Arun M S said,

    August 16, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    whats the pecularity of proliant and bladesystem servers ?

  2. Praveen A said,

    August 18, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    MS, just added the links to proliant and bladesystem.

  3. VJK NAIR said,

    August 28, 2006 at 6:13 am

    I want to know (i)as to how praveen has used malayalam script for his name. Is the same script available to us. I want to use them for malayalam and kannada. Please include necessary instructions in the reply.
    and (ii) Whether free software compatible with Hp iPAQ pocket computer is available. The pocket computer I have has a CD from microsoft which has ActiveSync programme, which I found difficult to install on my pc.
    Let me have any information on this aspect as well.

  4. Praveen A said,

    August 28, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    i. I used GNOME character map and a malayalam font (of course). Just copy it.

    ii. I can talk to people woring on ipaq here if you can send me a mail about your problem.

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