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Debian Project News - January 9th

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Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Debian Edu/Skolelinux 6.0.3 beta2 released
Bits from the DPL
Forthcoming new release of the X server
Scientific article on Debian in PNAS
New Debian Infographic
New interface for Debtags website
apt-get purge defoma
Further interviews
Other news
Upcoming events
New Debian Contributors
Release-critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
Status of Debian Installer localisation
Important Debian Security Advisories
New and noteworthy packages
Work-needing packages
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