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Debian GNU/Linux

Last Update: Thursday 24 April 2014 06:20 GMT


The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system is called Debian GNU/Linux, or simply Debian for short. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel. Linux is a completely free piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. Of course, the thing that people want is application software: programs to help them get what they want to do done, from editing documents to running a business to playing games to writing more software. Debian comes with over 20,000 packages (precompiled software that is bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine) - all of it free. It's a bit like a tower. At the base is the kernel. On top of that are all the basic tools. Next is all the software that you run on the computer. At the top of the tower is Debian -- carefully organizing and fitting everything so it all works together.

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Debian Summary
Distribution Debian GNU/Linux
Home Page http://www.debian.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.debian.org/
User Forums http://forums.debian.net/
Documentation http://www.debian.org/doc/
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Download Mirrors http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (217)
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature unstable
sid
testing
jessie
7.0
wheezy
6.0
squeeze
5.0
lenny
4.0
etch
3.1
sarge
3.0
woody
2.2
potato
2.1
slink
2.0
hamm
1.3
bo
1.2
rex
1.1
buzz
Feature
Release Date 2014/04/24 2014/04/24 2013/05/04 2011/02/06 2009/02/15 2007/04/08 2005/06/06 2002/07/19 2000/08/15 1999/03/09 1998/07/23 1997/06/05 1996/12/12 1996/06/17 Release Date
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs -- -- 10 DVDs 8 DVDs 33 21 14 7 4 4 2       CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Yes Yes Yes Yes Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME         Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture amd64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390x, sparc amd64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390x, sparc amd64, armel, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390x, sparc amd64, armel, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc amd64, alpha, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc amd64, alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, powerpc, s390, sparc alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, powerpc, s390, sparc             Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS             Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw cn, jp, kr, tw Asian Language Support
Package unstable
sid
testing
jessie
7.0
wheezy
6.0
squeeze
5.0
lenny
4.0
etch
3.1
sarge
3.0
woody
2.2
potato
2.1
slink
2.0
hamm
1.3
bo
1.2
rex
1.1
buzz
Package
abiword (3.0.0) 3.0.0 3.0.0 2.9.2 2.8.2 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.2.7 1.0.2 0.7.7 -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.27.2) 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.16 1.0.13 1.0.8 0.9.0beta12 0.4.1e 0.1.1 -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.0.27.2)
ati-driver (13.251) 14.4rc1.0.apr17.1 14.3beta1.0.1 8.980 8.771 8.12 8.28.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (13.251)
bash (4.3) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05a 2.03 -- -- 2.0 1.14.7 1.14.6 bash (4.3)
bind (9.9.5) 9.9.5 9.8.4 9.8.4-P1 9.7.2-P3 9.5.1 9.3.4 9.2.4 8.3.3 8.2.2-P7 8.1.2 8.1.2 4.9.7 4.9.4-P1 4.9.3-P1 bind (9.9.5)
chromium (34.0.1847.132) 33.0.1750.152 33.0.1750.152 26.0.1410.43 6.0.472.63 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (34.0.1847.132)
cups (1.7.2) 1.7.2 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.4 1.3.8 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.14 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- cups (1.7.2)
dhcp (4.3.0) 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 3.1.1 3.0.4 3.0.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl4 1.0.2 1.0.2 -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.0)
e2fsprogs (1.42.9) 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.42.5 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.39 1.37 1.27 1.18 -- -- 1.10 1.06 1.02 e2fsprogs (1.42.9)
firefox (28.0) 24.4.0esr 24.4.0esr 10.0.12 3.5.16 3.0.6 2.0.0.3 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (28.0)
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.2 2.3.7 2.2.1 2.1.7 1.4pre 1.3.1 1.2 1.0 0.3 -- -- freetype (2.5.3)
gcc (4.9.0) 4.8.2 4.8.2 4.7.2 4.4.5 4.3.2 4.1.1 3.3.5 2.95.4 2.95.2 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.3 2.7.2.1 -- 2.7.2 gcc (4.9.0)
gimp (2.8.10) 2.8.10 2.8.10 2.8.2 2.6.10 2.4.7 2.2.13 2.2.6 1.2.3 1.0.4 1.0.2 1.0.0 0.54.1 -- 0.54.1 gimp (2.8.10)
glibc (2.19) 2.18 2.18 2.13 2.11.2 2.7 2.3.6 2.3.2 2.2.5 2.1.3 2.0.7 2.0.7t 1.92 1.92 -- glibc (2.19)
gnome-shell (3.12.1) 3.8.4 3.8.4 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.12.1)
gnucash (2.6.3) 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.4.10 2.2.9 2.2.6 2.0.5 1.8.10 1.6.6 1.3.4 -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.3)
gnumeric (1.12.14) 1.12.14 1.12.13 1.10.17 1.10.8 1.8.3 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.0.8 0.47 0.3 -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.14)
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.00 1.99 1.98 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.91 0.5.93.1 -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.12.1) 3.12.0 3.12.0 3.4.2 2.20.1 2.12.11 2.8.20 2.6.4 2.0.2 1.0.6 1.0.6 1.0.4 -- -- -- gtk+ (3.12.1)
httpd (2.4.9) 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.2.22 2.2.16 2.2.9 2.2.3 2.0.54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.9)
inkscape (0.48.4) 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.47.0 0.46 0.44.1 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.4)
k3b (2.0.2) 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.2)
kdelibs (4.13.0) 4.11.5 4.11.5 4.8.4 4.4.5 3.5.9 3.5.5 3.3.2 2.2.2 -- -- 980312 -- -- -- kdelibs (4.13.0)
kmod (17) 16 16 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (17)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.20.1.1 2.16.0 2.8.1 1.4.1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.2.3) 4.1.6rc1 4.1.5 3.5.4 3.2.1 2.4.1 2.0.4 1.1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (4.2.3)
Package unstable
sid
testing
jessie
7.0
wheezy
6.0
squeeze
5.0
lenny
4.0
etch
3.1
sarge
3.0
woody
2.2
potato
2.1
slink
2.0
hamm
1.3
bo
1.2
rex
1.1
buzz
Package
linux (3.14.1) 3.13 3.13 3.2.41 2.6.32 2.6.26 2.6.18 2.4.27 2.2.20 2.2.16 2.0.36 2.0.34 2.0.29 2.0.27 2.0.0 linux (3.14.1)
lxde-common (0.5.5) 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.0 0.3.2.1svn -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.5.5)
mariadb (10.0.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.10)
mate-desktop (1.8.0) 1.8.0 1.8.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.0)
MesaLib (10.1.1) 10.1.0 10.1.0 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.0.3 6.5.1 4.3.0 4.2.1 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.2.7 MesaLib (10.1.1)
mysql (5.6.17) 5.5.35 5.5.35 5.5.30 5.1.49 5.0.51a 5.0.32 4.0.24 3.23.49 3.22.32 3.21.33b 3.21.31 -- -- -- mysql (5.6.17)
nautilus (3.12.0) 3.8.2 3.8.2 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.20.0 2.14.3 2.8.2 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.12.0)
NVIDIA (334.21) 331.67 331.49 304.88 195.36.31 173.14.09 1.0-8776 1.0-7174 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (334.21)
openbox (3.5.2) 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.4.11.1 3.4.7.2 3.3 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (7u40) 7u55 7u51 7u3 6b18 6b11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (7u40)
openssh (6.6p1) 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.4p1 1.2.3 1.2 -- -- -- -- openssh (6.6p1)
openssl (1.0.1g) 1.0.1g 1.0.1g 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8c 0.9.7e 0.9.6c -- -- -- -- -- -- openssl (1.0.1g)
perl (5.18.2) 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.4 5.6.1 5.4.5 5.4.4 5.4.4 5.3.7 5.3.7 5.2 perl (5.18.2)
php (5.5.11) 5.5.11 5.5.11 5.4.4 5.3.3 5.2.6 5.2.0 4.3.10 4.1.2 4.0.3pl1 3.0.5 3.0 2.0b10 -- -- php (5.5.11)
postfix (2.11.0) 2.11 2.11 2.9.6 2.7.1 2.5.5 2.3.8 2.1.5 1.1.11 19991231 -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.0)
postgresql (9.3.4) 9.3 9.3 9.1.9 8.4.5 8.3.6 8.1.8 7.4.7 7.2.1 6.5.3 6.3.2 6.3.2 -- -- -- postgresql (9.3.4)
Python (3.4.0) 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.3.5 2.1.3 1.5.2 1.5.1 1.5.1 1.4.0 1.4.0 1.3 Python (3.4.0)
qt (5.2.1) 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.2 4.6.3 3.3.8b 3.3.7 3.3.4 2.3.1 1.45 1.40 1.33 1.2 -- -- qt (5.2.1)
samba (4.1.7) 4.1.7 4.1.6 3.6.6 3.5.6 3.2.5 3.0.24 3.0.14a 2.2.3a 2.0.7 2.0.5a 1.9.18p8 1.9.17p2 1.9.16p9 1.9.15p4 samba (4.1.7)
systemd (212) 204 204 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (212)
thunderbird (24.4.0) 24.4.0 24.4.0 10.0.12 3.0.11 2.0.0.19 1.5.0.10 1.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (24.4.0)
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.3 6.1 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.5 3.0 vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.4) 2.1.2 2.1.2 2.0.3 1.1.3 0.8.6h 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.2.92 -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.4)
xfdesktop (4.10.2) 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.8.3 4.6.2 4.4.2 4.3.99.2 4.0.5 3.8.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.10.2)
xine-lib (1.2.5) 1.1.21 1.1.21 1.1.21 1.1.19 1.1.14 1.1.2 1.0.1 0.9.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- xine-lib (1.2.5)
xorg-server (1.15.1) 1.15.1 1.15.0.901 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.4.2 1.1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.15.1)


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