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Last Update: 2024-06-16 06:22 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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Feature unstable
sid
testing
trixie
12
bookworm
11
bullseye
10
buster
9
stretch
8.0
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 2024-06-16 2023-06-11 2023-06-10 2021-08-14 2019-07-06 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             2020-07 2018-05 2016-02                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)       300-3700 300-3700 300-3700                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO 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 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 GNOME GNOME GNOME         Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB 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 Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice 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, aarch64, armel, armhf, i686, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i686, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i686, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i686, mipsel, mips64el, ppc64el, s390x amd64, aarch64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, mipsel, 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 systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV 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 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 Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes 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 12 11 10 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
Package unstable
sid
testing
trixie
12
bookworm
11
bullseye
10
buster
9
stretch
8.0
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 (3.0.5) 3.0.5 3.0.5 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.2 3.0.2 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 (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.10 -- 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.0.28 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 (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 23.0.0 23.0.0 19.1.0 18.1.99 -- 14.301.1001 8.980 8.771 8.12 8.28.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.2.21 5.2.21 5.2.15 5.1 5.0 4.4 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 (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.27) 9.19.21 9.19.21 9.18.12 9.16.15 9.11.5-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5 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 (9.18.27)
chromium (126.0.6478.61) 126.0.6478.56 125.0.6422.60 113.0.5672.126 90.0.4430.212 73.0.3683.75 59.0.3071.86 41.0.2272.118 26.0.1410.43 6.0.472.63 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (126.0.6478.61)
cups (2.4.9) 2.4.7 2.4.7 2.4.2 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5 1.5.3 1.4.4 1.3.8 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.14 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.4.9)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.3 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 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 (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.1 1.47.1 1.47.0 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.5 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.39 1.37 1.27 1.18 -- -- 1.10 1.06 1.02 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (127.0) 127.0 -- -- 78.12.0 60.7.2 52.2.0 31.6.0 10.0.12 3.5.16 3.0.6 2.0.0.3 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (127.0)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.13.2 2.12.1 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 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 (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 13.2.0 13.2.0 12.2.0 10.2.1 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2 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 (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) 2.10.38 2.10.38 2.10.34 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.14 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 (2.10.38)
glibc (2.39) 2.38 2.38 2.36 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19 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 (2.39)
gnome-shell (46.2) 44.9 44.9 43.4 3.38.4 3.30.2 3.22.3 3.14.2 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (46.2)
gnucash (5.6) 5.6 5.6 4.13 4.4 3.4 2.6.15 2.6.4 2.4.10 2.2.9 2.2.6 2.0.5 1.8.10 1.6.6 1.3.4 -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.6)
gnumeric (1.12.57) 1.12.57 1.12.57 1.12.55 1.12.48 1.12.44 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.10.17 1.10.8 1.8.3 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.0.8 0.47 0.3 -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 2.12 2.12 2.06 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.91 0.5.93.1 -- -- -- -- -- grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.41 -- 3.24.37 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 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 (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.59) 2.4.59 2.4.59 2.4.57 2.4.48 2.4.38 2.4.25 2.4.10 2.2.22 2.2.16 2.2.9 2.2.3 2.0.54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.59)
inkscape (1.3.2) 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.2.2 1.0.2 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.48.5 0.48.3.1 0.47.0 0.46 0.44.1 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.1) 23.08.3 23.08.3 22.12.3 20.12.2 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.0.5 0.12.17 0.11.20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (24.05.1)
kmod (32) 32 32 30 28 26 23 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (32)
krita (5.2.2) 5.2.2 5.2.2 5.1.5 4.4.2 4.1.7 3.1.1 2.8.5 2.4.4 2.2.1 1.6.3 1.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.2)
LibreOffice (24.2.4) 24.2.4 24.2.3 7.4.5 7.0.4 6.1.5 5.2.7 4.3.3 3.5.4 3.2.1 2.4.1 2.0.4 1.1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LibreOffice (24.2.4)
linux (6.9.5) 6.8.12 6.7.12 6.1.27 5.10.46 4.19.37 4.9.30 3.16.7 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 (6.9.5)
Package unstable
sid
testing
trixie
12
bookworm
11
bullseye
10
buster
9
stretch
8.0
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
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.1 0.10.1 0.10.1 0.10.1 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.7.2 0.5.10 0.5.6 0.3.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2) 10.11.8 10.11.8 10.11.3 10.5.11 10.3.15 10.1.23 10.0.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2) 1.26.2 1.26.2 1.26.0 1.24.1 1.20.4 1.16.2 1.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.1) 23.1.3 -- 22.3.6 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 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 mesa (24.1.1)
mysql (8.4.0) 8.0.37 -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.43 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 (8.4.0)
nautilus (46.2) 45.2.1 45.2.1 43.2 3.38.2 3.30.5 3.22.3 3.14.1 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.20.0 2.14.3 2.8.2 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (550.90.07) 535.183.01 535.161.08 525.105.17 460.91.03 418.74 375.66 340.65 304.88 195.36.31 173.14.09 1.0-8776 1.0-7174 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (550.90.07)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.4.11.1 3.4.7.2 3.3 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) 11.0.23 -- -- 11.0.12 11.0.3 8u131 7u75 7u3 6b18 6b11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (22)
openssh (9.7p1) 9.7p1 9.7p1 9.2p1 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.4p1 1.2.3 1.2 -- -- -- -- openssh (9.7p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 3.2.2 3.2.1 3.0.9 1.1.1k 1.1.1c 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 0.9.8o 0.9.8g 0.9.8c 0.9.7e 0.9.6c -- -- -- -- -- -- openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.38.2 5.36.0 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 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 (5.40.0)
php (8.3.8) 8.2.18 8.2.18 8.2.5 7.4.21 7.3.4 7.0.19 5.6.7 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 (8.3.8)
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) 5.27.11 5.27.11 5.27.5 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.8.4 4.4.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (6.0.5)
postfix (3.9.0) 3.9 3.9 3.7.5 3.5.6 3.4.5 3.1.4 2.11.3 2.9.6 2.7.1 2.5.5 2.3.8 2.1.5 1.1.11 19991231 -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) 16.3 16.3 15.3 13.3 11.4 9.6.3 9.4.1 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 (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 3.11.8 3.11.8 3.11.2 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 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 (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.10 -- 5.15.8 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 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 (6.7.1)
samba (4.20.1) 4.20.1 4.20.1 4.17.8 4.13.5 4.9.5 4.5.8 4.1.17 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 (4.20.1)
systemd (256) 256 256 252.6 247.3 241 232 215 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (256)
thunderbird (127.0) 115.12.0 115.11.0 102.11.0 78.12.0 60.7.2 45.8.0 31.6.0 10.0.12 3.0.11 2.0.0.19 1.5.0.10 1.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (127.0)
vim (9.1) 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 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 (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) 3.0.21 3.0.21 3.0.18 3.0.16 3.0.7 2.2.6 2.2.0rc2 2.0.3 1.1.3 0.8.6h 0.8.6 0.8.1 0.2.92 -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0) 1.22.0 1.22.0 1.21.0 -- 1.16.0 1.12.0 1.6.0 0.85.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.18.1 4.18.1 4.16 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.10.2 4.8.3 4.6.2 4.4.2 4.3.99.2 4.0.5 3.8.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.12 21.1.12 21.1.7 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.4.2 1.1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (21.1.13)

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Version: 12
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-02
Votes: 0


I've read various posts over the internet saying that Debian is not that great as a gaming distribution, in all honesty? I have to disagree. When it comes to older hardware you're pretty much set, just follow the Steam Debian wiki page and you'll be off to the races. Sure you won't have the bleeding edge in packages compared to other distros but it makes up for it in stability.

But, if you have newer hardware (like myself) or you want the latest mesa drivers when it comes to Steam, the flatpak version of Steam is a great choice. Steam flatpak uses its own mesa driver which is updated quite frequently, giving you the bleeding edge when it comes to gaming performance whilst having the stability of Debian, it is a match made in heaven.

When it comes to the Steam flatpak installation it is quite simple, you'll first have to add the flatpak repo which is easy to follow on the flathub "Set up flathub" section and follow the Debian instructions. Find Steam on flathub afterwards and follow the instructions once more and you should be good to go. Lastly if you have issues with flatpak Steam regarding finding drives a simple command shown below or the use of Flatseal can help resolve those issues.

flatpak override --user --filesystem=/path/to/your/games/directory com.valvesoftware.Steam

Overall I think Debian is actually one of the better distros when it comes to gaming. I use Debian for gaming, emulation and web browsing and it has been awesome, I've been to various other distros but I keep coming back to Debian, highly recommended.


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Version: 12
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-06-01
Votes: 0


Absolutely blazing fast!
I have used Manjaro, Ubuntu, Fedora, and MxLinux, Debian is absolutely a beast when it comes to Internet Speed...
Just Wow!
However, it's not as polished as others.
In fact it looks very plain and vanilla with Gnome Desktop. Kernel is not the latest, neither does the default office suite and Firefox.
If speed and transparency is your top priority and don't mind an plain looking desktop experience, this is the one.
If you want fancier and polished experience, try Fedora or Manjaro or MxLinux.
Ubuntu is buggy



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Version: 12
Rating: 10
Date: 2024-05-27
Votes: 0


Debian 12: Solid. Reliable.

Bookworm doesn't disappoint. Debian's reputation for stability? Holds true. Hardware? Supported. Software? A library. Installation? Smooth. Not flashy, but rock-solid. Servers hum. Workstations purr. Desktops? Good enough.

Plus side:

Stable as a mountain. Mission-critical? Debian's your mule.
Software galore. Need a tool? It's likely there.
Runs on anything. Old hardware? No problem.
Choice. GNOME, KDE, Xfce, take your pick.
Support. Five years of security patches. Sleep easy.

Downside:

Not bleeding edge. Latest and greatest? Look elsewhere.
Newbies beware. Can be overwhelming.
Installation? Takes time.

Overall?

Debian 12 is the workhorse. Steady. Dependable. Experienced users? Rejoice. Need flash? Keep looking. But for most, Debian just works.


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