– debshots

Once upon a time I had a talk with a die-hard Windows sysadmin (Jens) about the differences between Windows and Linux. I recommended that he should just try an Ubuntu live CD. But I also told him that we are using Debian GNU/Linux on the servers our team was responsible for. I was quite surprised when a few days laster he told me a that he actually installed Debian on a computer and is now learning how to use the shell. He was especially impressed of the pool of readily available Debian packages. But then he asked me a question that has come to my mind before: how can I see what an application looks like before installing it? After all you would have to install dozens of packages to find out about their differences and then uninstall most of them again. If only we could see a screenshot of the application in action…


ISPmail tutorials

The famous ISP-style mail server tutorial lives here. Learn how to set up your own fully-functional mail server using Postfix, Dovecot IMAP/POP3 and MySQL backend on a Debian server just like your favorite mail or website hosting provider. This guide is a voluntary project with no profit in mind.  Go ahead and learn to run your own mail server.

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