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DistroWatch.com: Debian

Debian

Last Update: 2017-11-17 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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  Releases, download links and checksums:
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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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 •2017-08-17 Debian on mobile devices
 •2017-08-09 Using Flatpak to backport new software
 •2017-08-08 Debian disables old TLS versions
 •2017-08-04 Future of Debian Live
 •2017-07-22 New media for Debian 9
 •2017-07-19 Interview with Chris Lamb
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Release Date 2017-11-17 2017-11-17 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 1.3
  Number of packages: 887 (download as TXT)
  ------------------------------------------------------------------
  •  9fonts 1
  •  9menu 1.4
  •  9term 1.6.6
  •  9wm 1.2
  •  CGI-modules 2.75
  •  a2gs 1.0
  •  a2ps 4.4
  •  abuse 1.10
  •  acct 6.2
  •  acm 4.7
  •  acroread 3.0
  •  acs 021
  •  adbbs 2.1
  •  addressbook 0.6.1
  •  adduser 3.6
  •  adjtimex 1.3
  •  ae 962
  •  af 1.99.18-beta
  •  afio 2.4.2
  •  afterstep 1.0
  •  alias 2.3
  •  alien 3.3
  •  amd upl102
  •  an 0.93
  •  anacron 1.0.2
  •  analog 2.0
  •  angband 281
  •  apache-modules 1.1.4
  •  apache 1.1.3
  •  apmd 2.4
  •  apple2 0.02
  •  apsfilter 4.9.1
  •  archie 1.4.1
  •  arena 1.0b3
  •  arrl-infoserv 1.0.0
  •  ascii 2.0
  •  ash 0.2
  •  at 3.1.7
  •  atari800 0.6.2
  •  auctex 9.7n
  •  aumix 1.6.1
  •  auto-pgp 1.04
  •  autoconf 2.12
  •  autolog 0.34
  •  automake 1.0
  •  awe 0.3.3c
  •  axe 6.1.2
  •  base-files 1.3.5
  •  base-passwd 1.3.1
  •  bash 2.0
  •  bbdb 1.51
  •  bc 1.03
  •  beav 140
  •  berolist 2.3.5
  •  bibindex 2.6
  •  bible-kjv 4.00
  •  bibtool 2.34
  •  biff 5.31
  •  bigloo 1.8b
  •  bin86 0.4
  •  bind 4.9.7
  •  bing 1.0.4
  •  binutils 2.7.0.9
  •  bison 1.25
  •  bitchx 0.70
  •  bl 1.2
  •  blast 1.1
  •  blt 2.1
  •  boa 0.92
  •  bonnie 1
  •  boot-floppies 1.2.23
  •  bplay 0.96
  •  bridge 0.1
  •  bridgex 0.22
  •  bsdgames-nonfree 1.3
  •  bsdgames 1.3
  •  bsdmainutils 3.2
  •  bsdutils 3.1.3
  •  btoa 5.2.1
  •  bug 2.95
  •  bulkmail 1.6
  •  byacc 1.9
  •  c2man 2.41
  •  calc 2.02f
  •  calctool 2.4.9
  •  casio 2.01
  •  cdda2wav 0.8
  •  cdtool 1.01
  •  cdwrite 2.0
  •  cern-httpd 3.0
  •  cfengine 1.3.19
  •  cfgtool 1.5
  •  cfingerd 1.3.2
  •  cflow 2.0
  •  cgi-scripts 1.0.2
  •  cgiemail 1.2
  •  checker 0.8
  •  chimera 1.65
  •  chos 0.4
  •  ckermit 192
  •  cnews cr.g7
  •  compface 89.11.11
  •  compress-package 1.3
  •  courtney 1.3
  •  cpio 2.4.2
  •  cron 3.0pl1
  •  csh 5.26
  •  cstocs 3.0
  •  cthugha 0.8
  •  cti-ifhp 1.3.1
  •  ctwm 3.3
  •  cucipop 1.13
  •  cvs 1.9.10+openbsd
  •  cweb-latex 1.1.1
  •  cweb 3.4g
  •  cxhextris 1.0
  •  cygwin32 17.1
  •  dbf2msql 1.04
  •  dbview 1.0.3
  •  ddd 2.1
  •  dds2tar 2.4.13
  •  debian-cd 1.0.0
  •  debian-policy 2.1.3.2
  •  debiandoc-sgml 1.0.7
  •  debianutils 1.8.9
  •  debmake 3.3.1
  •  defrag 0.61
  •  dejagnu 1.3
  •  deliver 2.1.13
  •  deroff 1.0
  •  dftp 3.0
  •  dhcpcd 0.6
  •  dhcpd 0.5.14
  •  dhttpd 1.02
  •  diald 0.16.4
  •  dialdcost 0.1
  •  dialog 0.9a
  •  diff 2.7
  •  diffstat 1.25
  •  dip 3.3.7o
  •  dist 3.70
  •  dld 3.2.6
  •  dlltools 2.17
  •  dmalloc 3.1.2
  •  dnsutils 970203
  •  doc++ 3.0
  •  doc-debian 1.5
  •  doc-iana 1997.05
  •  doc-linux-es 97.03
  •  doc-linux-fr 97.05
  •  doc-linux-it 97.02
  •  doc-linux 97.03
  •  doc-rfc 1997.05
  •  dome 4.60
  •  dosemu 0.66.3
  •  dosfstools 1.0
  •  dpkg-cross 0.1
  •  dpkg-ftp 1.4.9
  •  dpkg 1.4.0.8
  •  dump 0.3
  •  dunc 1.5
  •  dungeon 2.52
  •  dupload 1.14
  •  dutch 1.0
  •  dvi2tty 5.1
  •  dwww 1.4.2
  •  dxpc 3.5.0
  •  e2fsprogs 1.10
  •  echo-linux 96.12
  •  ed 0.2
  •  ee 126.1.89
  •  efax 08a
  •  eject 1.5
  •  electric-fence 2.0.5
  •  elib 1.0
  •  elk 3.0
  •  elm-me+ 2.4pl25ME+31
  •  elvis-tiny 1.4
  •  elvis 2.0
  •  emacs-czech 3.4
  •  emacs-lisp-intro 1.04
  •  emacs 19.34
  •  emacspeak 5.0
  •  enscript 1.5.0
  •  es 0.84
  •  exim 1.62
  •  exmh 1.6.9
  •  expect 5.19.0
  •  f2c 960717
  •  fcgi-devel-kit 1.5.1
  •  fdflush 1.0.0
  •  fdutils 4.3
  •  fetchmail 3.8
  •  figfonts 2.1.1
  •  figlet 2.1.1
  •  file 3.20.1
  •  filerunner 2.2.1
  •  fileutils 3.16
  •  filters 1.2
  •  findutils 4.1
  •  flex 2.5.4
  •  flin 0.5.1
  •  floatbg 1.0
  •  fort77 1.14
  •  fortune-mod 9510
  •  fractxtra 5.0
  •  freefont 0.10
  •  freelip 1.0
  •  freetype 0.3
  •  fsp 2.71
  •  fte 0.45
  •  ftnchek 2.9.3
  •  ftplib 1
  •  ftpwatch 1.1
  •  fvwm2 2.0.45-BETA
  •  fvwm95 2.0.42a
  •  fvwm 1.24r
  •  fwtk 1.3
  •  g77 0.5.20
  •  gawk 3.0.2
  •  gcc 2.7.2.1
  •  gcl 2.2.1
  •  gclinfo 2.2
  •  gdb 4.16
  •  genpower 1.0.1
  •  genromfs 0.1
  •  gettyps 2.0.7i
  •  gforth 0.2.1
  •  ghostview 1.5
  •  giftrans 1.12
  •  gimp-plugins 1.0
  •  gimp 0.54.1
  •  git 4.3.16
  •  glibc 1.92
  •  glimpse 4.0
  •  glut 3.3
  •  gmod 3.0.5
  •  gmp 2.0.2
  •  gnat 3.09
  •  gnats 3.101
  •  gnuchess 4.0.pl77
  •  gnugo 1.2
  •  gnuplot 3.5beta6.328
  •  gnushogi 1.2p03
  •  gopher 2.1.1
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  •  gpm 1.10
  •  gravitywars 1.102
  •  grep 2.0
  •  grmonitor 0.53
  •  groff 1.10
  •  groupkit 3.2
  •  gs-aladdin 4.03
  •  gs 3.33
  •  gsfonts 4.01
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  •  guavac 0.2.6p1
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  •  gwm 1.8c
  •  gzip 1.2.4
  •  hdparm 3.1
  •  hello 1.3
  •  hextype 3.0
  •  hfsutils 1.19b
  •  hkgerman 2
  •  hostname 2.01
  •  hpscanpbm 0.3a
  •  html2latex 0.9c
  •  hwtools 0.2
  •  hyperlatex 1.4pl2
  •  hypermail 1.02
  •  ibcs 970212
  •  ical 2.0p2
  •  icmake 6.21
  •  icon 9.1
  •  id-utils 3.2
  •  idanish 1.2
  •  idled 1.16
  •  idutch 1.0
  •  ifrench 1.3
  •  iitalian 0.02
  •  ilu 2.0.0.8
  •  imagemagick-lzw 3.8.2
  •  imagemagick 3.8.2
  •  imap 4
  •  imgstar 1.1
  •  indent 1.9.1
  •  inews 2.1
  •  info2www 1.2.2.9
  •  infocom 4.01pl2
  •  inn 1.5.1
  •  innfeed 0.9.2
  •  intercal 0.15
  •  iplogger 1.00
  •  iproute 961225
  •  ipx 1.0
  •  ipxripd 0.7
  •  ircd 2.9.32
  •  ircii 2.9.3roof
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  •  isdnlog 2.51
  •  isdnutils 2.0
  •  isite 1.08
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  •  iswedish 1.1
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  •  jargon 4.0.0
  •  java-cup 0.10b
  •  java-lex 1.1.4
  •  jdk-apidocs 1.0.2
  •  jdk 1.0.2
  •  jed 0.98.2
  •  jedsl 0.98b
  •  jgraph 83
  •  joe 2.8
  •  journal-dev 1
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  •  kbd 0.92
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  •  kernel-source 2.0.29
  •  kernel-source 2.0.30
  •  kernel-source 2.0.33
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  •  lambdacore 02feb97
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  •  lapack-doc 2.0.1
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  •  latex2html 96.1.h
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  •  ld.so 1.8.12
  •  lde 2.3.4
  •  leafnode 1.0
  •  leave 1.4
  •  lee 1.1
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  •  lesstif 0.76
  •  lftp 0.10.0
  •  lg-base 17
  •  lg-issue01to08 1
  •  lg-issue09 1
  •  lg-issue10 1
  •  lg-issue11 1
  •  lg-issue12 1
  •  lg-issue13 1
  •  lg-issue14 1
  •  lg-issue15 1
  •  lg-issue16 1
  •  lg-issue17 1
  •  lha 1.00
  •  libc4 4.6.27
  •  libc 5.4.33
  •  libdb 1.85.4
  •  libdnd 1.0
  •  libelf0 0.6.4
  •  libg++27 2.7.2.1
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  •  libgsm 1.0.10
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  •  libjpeg 6a
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  •  libpng 0.89c
  •  libpthread 0.5
  •  libtclobjc 1.1b3
  •  libtiff3 3.4beta035
  •  libtool 0.7
  •  libwww-perl 5.07
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  •  lincity 1.03
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  •  liwc 1.0
  •  loadlin 1.6
  •  lockvc 2.0b
  •  logwrites 1.1
  •  lout 3.08
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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-15
Votes: 0


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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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-13
Votes: 4


Fast

Stable

Flawless

Well documented

The Base of many derivated distributions

If you once tried Debian directly, you don't
miss its derivatives.

Exceedingly nice KDE Plasma 5 Desktop

And the Debian Package Management

Perfect! 10 out of 10.




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Version: 9
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-11-13
Votes: 1


Debian 9.1

I respect that they are working toward reproducible builds. This is something that all distros should have had from the start.

The out of the box experience of debian 9.1 is somewhat poor.
Basic monitor resolution of 1680x1050 not available for my radeon card.
No wifi ??
These are things that just work out of the box on more modern distros.


Recommended for expert users only, or those who enjoy scouring the internet for hours or days trying to find solutions.


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