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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
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/
Related Websites Debian-AdministrationBits from DebianPlanet DebianAbout DebianDebian WikiDebian AdminDebian BackportsDebuntuDebian ArgentinaDebian BrazilDebian ChinaDebian Czech RepublicDebian Czech RepublicDebian Denmark Debian FranceDebian FranceDebian GermanyDebian ItalyDebian ItalyDebian JapanDebian PolandDebian PolandDebian PortugalDebian RomaniaDebian Russia
Reviews 10.0: ArstechnicaPro-Linux (German) • DistroWatch
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8.0: Everyday Linux UserPro-Linux (German) • DistroWatchHeise (German)
7.0: Pro-Linux (German) • ZDNetDistroWatchBlogspot
6.0: Everyday Linux UserLinux UserOS NewsPro-Linux (German) • DistroWatcheWEEKHeise Open (German)
5.0: DedoimedoIT ReviewsIt's A Binary WorldAdventures in Open SourceeWEEKLinuxBSDosSourceForge (Japanese) • DeviceGuruDatamationThe RegisterHeise Open (German)
4.0: SymsysLinuxoid (Russian) • Free Software MagazineLinuxsoft (Czech) • Techno Wizah
3.1: Linux DevCenterLinux.com
3.0: Linux.comServerWatchDistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-07: Distribution Release: Debian 10
 • 2017-06-18: Distribution Release: Debian 9
 • 2015-04-26: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 8.0
 • 2013-05-05: Distribution Release: Debian GNU/Linux 7.0
 • 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
 • More Debian releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-09-11 Debian updates install media
 •2019-08-13 FreedomBox working on desktop build
 •2019-06-18 Status of Debian's RISC-V port
 •2019-06-11 Debian 10 scheduled for release in July
 •2019-05-11 Debian debates Wayland versus X.Org
 •2019-04-27 Debian updates Stretch media
 •2019-04-21 Debian elects new DPL
 •2019-03-21 Debian archives older releases
 •2019-03-12 Debian awaits Project Leader nominations
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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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 "plasma-desktop" 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
bullseye
10
buster
Release Date 2019-09-16 2019-09-16 2019-07-06
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     300-3700
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi Fixed
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 10
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.2
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.8
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 5.0
bind (9.15.3) 9.11.5-P4 9.11.5-P4 9.11.5-P4
chromium (77.0.3865.75) 76.0.3809.100 76.0.3809.100 73.0.3683.75
cups (2.3.0) 2.3.0 2.3.0 2.2.10
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.45.3 1.45.3 1.44.5
firefox (69.0) 69.0 -- 60.7.2
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.1 9.2.1 8.3.0
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.8 2.10.8 2.10.8
glibc (2.30) 2.29 2.29 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.0) 3.30.2 3.30.2 3.30.2
gnucash (3.7) 3.7 3.6 3.4
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.45 1.12.45 1.12.44
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.04 2.02
gtk (3.24.11) 3.24.11 3.24.11 3.24.5
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.41 2.4.41 2.4.38
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.4 0.92.4
k3b (19.08.1) 18.08.1 18.08.1 18.08.1
kmod (26) 26 26 26
krita (4.2.6) 4.2.6 4.2.5 4.1.7
libreoffice (6.3.1) 6.3.1 6.3.0 6.1.5
linux (5.3) 5.2 5.2 4.19.37
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.10.0
mariadb (10.4.8) 10.3.18 10.3.18 10.3.15
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.22.1 1.22.1 1.20.4
mesa (19.1.6) 19.1.6 19.1.6 18.3.6
mysql (8.0.17) 5.7.26 -- --
nautilus (3.34.0) 3.34.0 3.32.3 3.30.5
NVIDIA (435.21) 430.40 430.40 418.74
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.2) 11.0.5 11.0.5 11.0.3
openssh (8.0p1) 8.0p1 8.0p1 7.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.1c 1.1.1c
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.28.1
php (7.3.9) 7.3.8 7.3.8 7.3.4
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) 5.14.5.1 5.14.5.1 5.14.5.1
postfix (3.4.6) 3.4.5 3.4.5 3.4.5
postgresql (11.5) 11.5 11.5 11.4
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.16 2.7.16 3.7.3
qt (5.13.1) 5.11.3 5.11.3 5.11.3
samba (4.10.8) 4.10.8 4.9.13 4.9.5
systemd (243) 242 242 241
thunderbird (68.1.0) 60.9.0 60.9.0 60.7.2
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.8 3.0.7
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.14.1 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.20.4 1.20.4

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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-12
Votes: 56


Debian 10 KDE
+ Stable, Lightweight, and very customizable.
+ Comes better in all ways compared to GNOME, as for me.
+ Beautiful, really beautiful.
+ Usable out of the box, functional.
+ KDE Tools are very robust, advanced and fast.
+ RAM usage is very low, surprisingly low!

I don't want to use Gnome, please continue developing and integrating KDE into Debian. Thank you.


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-11
Votes: 42


Don't waste time and money to use other distributions... use Debian 10!

PROs:
- Debian with Wayland is very fast and reliable!
- Installation easy to perform with the usual interface
- Finally there's one place (Settings) collecting all the possible configurations
- A lot of applications just installed, some other old removed

CONs.
- synaptic is not working with Wayland (why?)
- dpkg goes to error so it seems that apt-get is to use to install even a single .deb package
- Calameres Live-installer introduced on live debian only
- To install a network printer is easier to use localhost:631 CUPS interface instead of the printer config under Settings
- As usual non free firmware must be installed by hand after reading the output of dmesg command (with root privileges)


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Version: 10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-09-11
Votes: 30


Absolutely love it!
Before I tried Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, CentOS, Zorin and some other distros.
When I installed Debian 10 Buster I was amazed.
It's the last distro you will install!


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