Installing Mozilla Firefox 57 Quantum on Debian 9.2 Stretch

Two days ago, Mozilla announced the availability of their new Firefox Web-browser, called Quantum. If you are eager to try it out, but you are using Debian Stretch, you could be partly out of luck, as you will not receive upgrades to the latest version of the regular Firefox releases on your system, because Debian is using the ESR (Extended Support Release) branch of Firefox. Nevertheless, here is how you could install it using your command line. Continue reading “Installing Mozilla Firefox 57 Quantum on Debian 9.2 Stretch”

Setting openSUSE mirrors

Well, if you were trying to perform an update or install anything from the repositories last week, you may have noticed that something was wrong. If you ever come over a situation like that, my first advice is to check the following webpage for the openSUSE webservices status: A visit to the status page would give you some idea of what is happening, but not a solution, though.

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Using VirtualBox on Debian 9.1

VirtualBox is an easy to use Virtual Machine developed by Oracle. It is a good option to use when you want to test different Operating Systems, for example, or when you just want to play with different configurations and you don’t want to tackle with your main OS. Therefore, here are the steps you need to take in order to install and configure VirtualBox on Debian 9.1 Stretch. FOr example we will install Debian 9 Server and Raspbian Desktop x86 inside the Virtual Machine. Continue reading “Using VirtualBox on Debian 9.1”

Happy SysAdmin day!

Today, July 28, is the SysAdmin day.

Therefore, let’s have a LOUD Happy SysAdmin Day!!! It is a great time to pay tribute to all the sysadmins out there, the ones that keep your systems running and your networks secure! You may be a sysadmin, or someone you know, therefore, you should take them out to have a drink or something, or if not, maybe you should check out the Unixstickers 20% offer for today! Isn’t that cool? You can give your sysadmin a big hug, letting him/her know how much you appreciate his/her work. Don’t be shy.

Therefore, happy sysadmin day, to all of us!

Note: Copyright of the featured image used for this post belongs to thwack, solarwinds community and SolarWinds LLC.

Install and configure Debian 9.1 as your main desktop system.

This is an important milestone in my career, as given some specific professional circumstances, I need to completely focus on Debian/GNU Linux and its derivatives such as Ubuntu, Mint or Kali (this meaning that there will be no more openSUSE stuff for a while on this blog). This is particularly a good thing, as I am already used to Ubuntu as I’m running it since 2010 on some of my systems. But I felt like I needed a change and thus decided to go to the source and use the rock solid Debian 9 Stretch for my main systems. Continue reading “Install and configure Debian 9.1 as your main desktop system.”