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DistroWatch.com: Debian

Debian

Last Update: 2017-11-19 06:20 UTC


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. 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 50,000 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 (formerly Debian GNU/Linux)
Home Page http://www.debian.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.debian.org/
User Forums http://forums.debian.net/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.debian.org/doc/
Debianizzati (Italian)
Debian Administrator's Handbook
Screenshots http://screenshots.debian.net/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist
Debian on CD
Bug Tracker http://bugs.debian.org/
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 • 2011-02-06: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
 • 2009-02-15: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
 • 2009-02-01: Development Release: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 RC2
 • 2008-11-13: Development Release: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 RC1
 • 2008-10-24: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r5
 • 2008-08-27: Development Release: Debian Live 5.0 Beta 1
 • 2008-07-27: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r4
 • 2008-06-09: Development Release: Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 Beta 2
 • 2008-02-17: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r3
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 •2017-08-08 Debian disables old TLS versions
 •2017-08-04 Future of Debian Live
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 •2017-07-19 Interview with Chris Lamb
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Release Date 2017-11-19 2017-11-19 2017-06-18 2015-04-26 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
End Of Life       2020-05 2018-05 2016-02                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)     28-3700                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical 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 GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME 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 DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Rolling Semi Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, 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, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x 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
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Upstart SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS 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 Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes 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
Full Package List unstable testing 9 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 3.1 3.0 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.3 1.2 1.1 Full Package List

Full Package List:   Debian 1.2
  Number of packages: 534 (download as TXT)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
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  •  adjtimex 1.2
  •  afio 2.4.2
  •  apmd 2.4
  •  at 2.9b
  •  bsdmainutils 3.2
  •  cfengine 1.3.8
  •  cpio 2.4.2
  •  cron 3.0pl1
  •  dftp 2.2
  •  dump 0.3
  •  hdparm 3.1
  •  hwtools 0.2
  •  lshell 2.01
  •  lsof 3.65
  •  mdutils 0.34
  •  mingetty 0.9.4
  •  nfsroot 0.4
  •  pcmcia-cs 2.8.22
  •  procmeter 2.2
  •  pwgen 1
  •  qcrack 1.0.1
  •  quota 1.55
  •  rpm 2.2.7
  •  sac 1.3.1
  •  statserial 1.1
  •  sudo 1.5.2
  •  super 3.9.7
  •  sysnews 0.8
  •  taper 6.7.4
  •  tkps 1.4
  •  tob 0.14
  •  vlock 1.0
  •  wg15-locale 2
  •  xsysinfo 1.5
  •  adduser 2.11
  •  ae 962
  •  base-files 1.2.0
  •  base-passwd 1.2.0
  •  bash 1.14.7
  •  bsdutils 3.0
  •  debianutils 1.3
  •  dialog 0.9a
  •  diff 2.7
  •  dpkg 1.4.0.5
  •  e2fsprogs 1.06
  •  fdflush 1.0.0
  •  fileutils 3.13
  •  findutils 4.1
  •  grep 2.0
  •  gzip 1.2.4
  •  hostname 2.0
  •  kbd 0.91
  •  ld.so 1.8.5
  •  lilo 19
  •  loginutils 1.0
  •  makedev 1.5
  •  mawk 1.3.2
  •  mbr 1.0.0
  •  modconf 0.2.1
  •  modules 2.0.0
  •  mount 2.5l
  •  procps 1.11.1
  •  sed 2.05
  •  setserial 2.10
  •  shellutils 1.12
  •  sysklogd 1.3
  •  syslinux 1.30
  •  sysvinit 2.69
  •  tar 1.11.8
  •  textutils 1.19
  •  timezone 7.48
  •  update 1.2
  •  util-linux 2.5
  •  efax 08a
  •  lrzsz 0.12b
  •  mgetty 0.99.2
  •  minicom 1.75
  •  term 2.3.5
  •  uucp 1.06.1
  •  uutraf 1.1
  •  xringd 1.10
  •  xtel 3.1.1
  •  ilu 2.0.0.6
  •  indent 1.9.1
  •  intercal 0.13
  •  io 1.12
  •  j1 7
  •  kernel-source
  •  lesstif 0.50
  •  libc4 4.6.27
  •  libc5 5.4.13
  •  libdb 1.85.2
  •  libelf0 0.6.4
  •  libg++27 2.7.2.1
  •  libgdbm 1.7.3
  •  libident 0.17
  •  libnet 1.01
  •  libobjects 0.1.19
  •  libpam 0.50
  •  libreadline 2.0
  •  libtclobjc 1.1b3
  •  libwww-perl 5.04
  •  liwc 1.0
  •  m4 1.4
  •  make 3.75
  •  mkrboot 0.4
  •  nasm 0.90
  •  ncurses 1.9.9e
  •  p2c 1.20
  •  perl-tk b11.02
  •  perl 5.003.07
  •  pmake 1.0
  •  postgres95 1.01
  •  publib 0.20
  •  python 1.4.0
  •  ratfor77 1.0
  •  rcs 5.7
  •  slang 0.99.34
  •  strace 3.1
  •  tcl74 7.4p3
  •  tcl75 7.5p1
  •  tcl76 7.6
  •  tclx74 7.4a-p2
  •  tclx75 7.5.2
  •  tix40 4.0.5
  •  tix41 4.1b1
  •  tk40 4.0p3
  •  tk41 4.1p1
  •  tk42 4.2
  •  ucblogo 3.3
  •  win32binutils 2.6.cygnus.960412
  •  win32gcc 2.7.2.cygnus.960412
  •  win32libs 0.0.14
  •  xwpe 1.4.1
  •  xxgdb 1.12
  •  doc-debian 1.2
  •  doc-linux-fr 96.12
  •  doc-linux 96.12
  •  dwww 1.1
  •  emacs-lisp-intro 1.04
  •  glibc 1.92
  •  jargon 4.0.0
  •  man2html 1.5
  •  man 2.3.10
  •  manpages-de 0.1
  •  manpages-es 0.1
  •  manpages-fr 0.1
  •  manpages-it 0.1b
  •  manpages 1.11
  •  axe 6.1.2
  •  beav 140
  •  ed 0.2
  •  ee 126.1.89
  •  elisp-manual 19
  •  elvis 2.0
  •  emacs 19.34
  •  jed 0.98b
  •  jedsl 0.98b
  •  joe 2.8
  •  nvi 1.76
  •  sam 4.3
  •  tm 7.93
  •  vim 4.5
  •  wily 0.13.23
  •  xcoral 2.5
  •  xemacs 19.14
  •  acs 019
  •  pcb 1.1.1.2
  •  x10 1.03
  •  acm 4.7
  •  apple2 0.02
  •  blast 1.1
  •  cxhextris 1.0
  •  filters 1.0
  •  fortune-mod 9510
  •  gnuchess 4.0.pl77
  •  gnugo 1.2
  •  gnushogi 1.2p03
  •  infocom 4.01pl2
  •  maelstrom 1.4.1-L6
  •  mgt 2.31
  •  mirrormagic 1.3
  •  nethack 3.2.1
  •  oneko 1.1b
  •  pente 2.1.11
  •  spider 1.1
  •  tf 35a20
  •  thrust 0.59
  •  wordplay 7.22
  •  xabacus 1
  •  xasteroids 5.0
  •  xbattle 5.4.1
  •  xbl 1.0f
  •  xblast 2.0
  •  xboard 3.4.pl1
  •  xboing 2.3
  •  xconq 7.1.0
  •  xearth 1.0
  •  xemeraldia 0.3
  •  xfishtank 2.2
  •  xflip 1.01
  •  xinvaders 1.3
  •  xjewel 1.6
  •  xjig 2.4
  •  xkobo 1.9
  •  xlife 2.0pl8
  •  xmountains 2.4
  •  xonix-jahu 1.1
  •  xonix 1.4
  •  xpat2 1.04
  •  xpilot 3.5.1
  •  xpuzzles 5.3.3
  •  xroach 1.5
  •  xshogi 1.2p03
  •  xsok 1.01
  •  xtet42 2.02
  •  xtetris 2.6
  •  xtris 1.01
  •  xtrojka 123
  •  xtron 1.1a
  •  xvier 1.0
  •  glut 3.1
  •  hpscanpbm 0.3a
  •  imagemagick 3.7.7
  •  libjpeg 6a
  •  libpng 0.89c
  •  libtiff3 3.4beta035
  •  mandelspawn 0.07
  •  mesa 2.0
  •  pixmap 2.6pl4
  •  saoimage 1.19
  •  svgalib 1.210
  •  tgif 3.0p5
  •  transfig 3.1.2a
  •  ucbmpeg 1r2
  •  xaos 2.0
  •  xbmbrowser 4.2
  •  xfig 3.1.4b
  •  xloadimage 4.1
  •  xpaint 2.1.1
  •  zgv 2.7
  •  ax25-kernel-source 1.2.1
  •  ax25-util 0.28.0
  •  p10cfgd 1.0
  •  rspfd 0.04
  •  biff 5.3
  •  compface 89.11.11
  •  deliver 2.1.12
  •  elm 2.4pl25
  •  exmh 1.6.9
  •  itimer 1.00
  •  mailagent 3.44
  •  mailpgp 1.0
  •  mailtools 1.06
  •  mailx 8.5.5
  •  metamail 2.7
  •  mh 6.8.4
  •  mhonarc 1.2.3
  •  mpack 1.5
  •  popclient 3.05
  •  poppassd 1.2
  •  procmail 3.10
  •  sendmail 8.7.6
  •  signify 1.01
  •  smail 3.2
  •  smartlist 3.10
  •  tkmail 4.0beta8
  •  vm 5.95beta
  •  xfaces 3.3
  •  bc 1.03
  •  calc 2.02e
  •  calctool 2.4.9
  •  freelip 1.0
  •  gnuplot 3.5
  •  jgraph 83
  •  netcdf-perl 1.1
  •  netcdf 2.4.3
  •  octave 1.1.1
  •  oleo 1.6
  •  pari 1.39.03
  •  pgapack 1.0
  •  rpncalc 1.1
  •  slsc 0.2.3
  •  spline 1.0
  •  bbdb 1.51
  •  bible-kjv 4.00
  •  cdwrite 2.0
  •  dbview 1.0.3
  •  dosemu 0.64.1
  •  dosfstools 1.0
  •  eject 1.4
  •  fdutils 4.3
  •  figlet 2.1.1
  •  file 3.19
  •  git 4.3.9
  •  gpm 1.10
  •  hello 1.3
  •  hfsutils 1.17b
  •  ical 2.0p2
  •  journal-dev 1
  •  kernel-package 3.03
  •  ksmbfs 0.3
  •  leave 1.4
  •  less 321
  •  loadlin 1.6
  •  lxtools 1.1
  •  mc 3.2.1
  •  mcvert 2.15
  •  mkisofs 1.05
  •  mmv 1.01b
  •  most 4.6
  •  mtools 3.0
  •  patch 2.1
  •  pc532down 1.1
  •  perforate 1.0
  •  pj-base 1
  •  pj96n05 2
  •  pj96n06 2
  •  pj96n07 1
  •  screen 3.7.1
  •  seesat5 0.90.4
  •  sharutils 4.2.1
  •  sigrot 1.0
  •  svgatextmode 1.4
  •  symlinks 1.0
  •  sysutils 1.2
  •  termcap-compat 1.1.0
  •  time 1.6
  •  tree 1.1.1
  •  umsdos 0.9
  •  unarj 2.41a
  •  unzip 5.12
  •  uudeview 0.5.9
  •  verse 0.14
  •  watchdog 2.0
  •  xcal 4.1
  •  zip 2.01
  •  zlib 1.03
  •  zoo 2.10
  •  CGI-modules 2.75
  •  amd upl102
  •  analog 1.91.4
  •  apache 1.1.1
  •  bind 4.9.4-P1
  •  bing 1.0.4
  •  bridge 0.1
  •  cern-httpd 3.0
  •  cfingerd 1.2.2
  •  cgi-scripts 1.0.1
  •  cgiemail 1.1
  •  dhcpcd 0.4
  •  dhcpd 0.5.13
  •  diald 0.14
  •  dnsutils 951231
  •  dpkg-ftp 1.4.8
  •  fsp 2.71
  •  fwtk 1.3
  •  info2www 1.2.2.9
  •  ipx 1.0
  •  ircd 2.9.32
  •  ircii 2.8.16beta
  •  isdnutils 2.0
  •  lpr 5.9
  •  lynx 2.6
  •  mime-support 2.08
  •  mirror 2.8
  •  moxftp 2.2
  •  ncpfs 0.23
  •  ncsa 1.4.2
  •  net-acct 0.4
  •  netatalk 1.4b2
  •  netcat 1.10
  •  netdiag 0.3
  •  netstd 2.08
  •  nis 2.00
  •  ppp 2.2.0f
  •  qpopper 2.2
  •  radiusd-livingston 1.16
  •  redir 0.7
  •  rlpr 1.30
  •  rsync 1.6.2
  •  samba 1.9.16p9
  •  scotty 2.0.2
  •  sendfile 1.5
  •  sliphangup 1.4
  •  snarf 1.0
  •  snmp 3.2
  •  squid 1.0.20
  •  tcpdump 3.0.4
  •  tkined 1.3.4
  •  w3-el 2.2.25
  •  weblint 1.017
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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-19
Votes: 0


Debian is the best.

Have been using it and is so convenient to use.... easy upgrades and checks

you should learn apt-get (the intelligent system software upgrader)

Super smooth with enough drivers for my Dell 3558 and Rock solid.

Thanks a lot Debian


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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-18
Votes: 5


Debian is THE universal operating system, indeed. One of the most stable Linux distributions available. Is the best for Server and Desktop use, also. Once you try it, you will never want to try any other derivative. Is fairly easy to setup, and if you are a complete newbie you can do it with no major complications.

PRO:
- you have a super solid distribution, that comes in different "flavours": stable, testing, unstable
- you have the ability to choose your desktop environment from the setup screens: gnome, xfce, kde, mate, lxde and cinnamon
- you will have a wide range of software installed, with very few that you will need extra for normal use
- the community is very friendly
- there are tons of documentation available online and on print
- you will not feel the need to try other derivatives: go with the raw experience and you will learn Linux more than you would do with Linux Mint
- great implementations of KDE Plasma 5.8.6 LTS - I am a die hard Plasma lover

CONS:
- it just doesn't get the love that it needs and is constantly overlooked by potential users
- their website is kind of hard to navigate and to find specific information
- installing some "third party" deb files could lead to some unexpected errors

Nevertheless, Debian is a system that will make you enjoy your ride with Linux, giving you complete set of GUI features (especially with KDE Plasma) and also a comprehensive CLI administrative tools too.

Start using Debian and you will surely not regret it.



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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-15
Votes: 3


Pros:

-Stable

-Secure

-Runs in just about anything (supports many processor types)

-Has all major desktop environments and window managers (save for some newer ones like Pantheon and Deepin)

-Is probably created by the biggest collaborative effort from all around the world

-I believe it has the most packages out of all linux distros, but Arch could be close

-Well, if you need more current software there's also Unstable (that I hear it's quite stable, don't let the name fool you)

Cons:

-Might not be pretty or up to date enough for most people

-Might not be very easy for a beginner


I must say I have never run into any problems with Debian, but judging from other reviews maybe I'm just lucky? Well, all my quite old 4 laptops run Debian Stretch flawlessly without much effort. By all means, do try it, you will then know if it will be right for you and if so you'll fall in love with it I promise. If not, just look into any in the 'buntu family.

With everything Debian has to offer, I personally don't see the need for any other distro ever.


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