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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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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 2023-12-01 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 (1.2.10) 1.2.10 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 (1.2.10)
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 5.2.15 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 (9.18.20) 9.19.17 9.19.17 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 (9.18.20)
chromium (119.0.6045.199) 119.0.6045.199 119.0.6045.159 113.0.5672.126 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 (119.0.6045.199)
cups (2.4.7) 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 (2.4.7)
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 (1.47.0) 1.47.0 1.47.0 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 (1.47.0)
firefox (120.0.1) 120.0 -- -- 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 (120.0.1)
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 (13.2.0) 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 (13.2.0)
gimp (2.10.36) 2.10.36 2.10.36 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 (2.10.36)
glibc (2.38) 2.37 2.37 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 (2.38)
gnome-shell (45.1) 44.5 44.5 43.4 3.38.4 3.30.2 3.22.3 3.14.2 3.4.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (45.1)
gnucash (5.4-1) 5.4 5.3 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 (5.4-1)
gnumeric (1.12.56) 1.12.56 1.12.55 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 (1.12.56)
grub (2.06) 2.12rc1 2.06 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 (2.06)
gtk (4.12.4) 3.24.38 3.24.38 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 (4.12.4)
httpd (2.4.58) 2.4.58 2.4.58 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 (2.4.58)
inkscape (1.3.1) 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 (1.3.1)
k3b (23.08.3) 23.08.2 22.12.3 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 (23.08.3)
kmod (31) 30 30 30 28 26 23 18 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (31)
krita (5.2.1) 5.2.1 5.2.1 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 (5.2.1)
libreoffice (7.6.3) 7.6.3 7.5.9rc1 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 (7.6.3)
linux (6.6.3) 6.5.10 6.5.10 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 (6.6.3)
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 (11.1.3) 10.11.6 10.11.5 10.11.3 10.5.11 10.3.15 10.1.23 10.0.16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.1.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.2) 1.26.2 1.26.2 1.26.0 1.24.1 1.20.4 1.16.2 1.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.2)
mesa (23.3.0) 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 (23.3.0)
mysql (8.2.0) 8.0.35 -- -- -- -- -- 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 (8.2.0)
nautilus (45.1) 45.1 44.2.1 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 (45.1)
NVIDIA (545.29.06) 525.147.05 525.147.05 525.105.17 460.91.03 418.74 375.66 340.65 304.88 195.36.31 173.14.09 1.0-8776 1.0-7174 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (545.29.06)
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 (21.0.1) 11.0.21 -- -- 11.0.12 11.0.3 8u131 7u75 7u3 6b18 6b11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (21.0.1)
openssh (9.5p1) 9.5p1 9.4p1 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 (9.5p1)
openssl (3.2.0) 3.1.4 3.0.11 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 (3.2.0)
perl (5.38.2) 5.36.0 5.36.0 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 (5.38.2)
php (8.3.0) 8.2.12 8.2.12 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 (8.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.27.9) 5.27.9 5.27.9 5.27.5 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 4.11.13 4.8.4 4.4.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.9)
postfix (3.8.3) 3.8.2 3.8.2 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 (3.8.3)
postgresql (16.1) 16.1 16.1 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 (16.1)
Python (3.12.0) 3.11.4 3.11.4 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 (3.12.0)
qt (6.6.1) 5.15.10 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 (6.6.1)
samba (4.19.3) 4.19.3 4.19.2 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 (4.19.3)
systemd (254.7) 255rc3 254.5 252.6 247.3 241 232 215 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (254.7)
thunderbird (115.5.1) 115.5.1 115.5.0 102.11.0 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 (115.5.1)
vim (9.0) 9.0 9.0 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 (9.0)
vlc (3.0.20) 3.0.20 3.0.20 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 (3.0.20)
wayland (1.22.0) 1.22.0 1.22.0 1.21.0 -- 1.16.0 1.12.0 1.6.0 0.85.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
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 (21.1.9) 21.1.9 21.1.9 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 (21.1.9)

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Version: 12
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-26
Votes: 29


It's true is the most stable of all distro. I have distro hopped many times over and Debian is the most reliable and most stable there is. As every linux user, we are constantly distro hopping and trying out what other distros have to offer. You will soon discover debian is way more reliable and just does what you want it to do.
Do not limit yourself by not trying other distro or by thinking debian is all that you need. But if it is the only distro that I would have, then I would choose debian.


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Version: 12
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-25
Votes: 28


At the very beginning of my acquaintance with Linux, I installed Open Suse, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Linux Mint.
Open Suse - after each reboot it takes a very, very long time to update the repository. Not for slow internet.
After an update, as a rule, there are always a lot of errors (it is better to update 10 days after the update is released)
A huge number of settings on which you spend a lot of time are pointless.
Ubuntu - constantly gives an error, or hangs, or the application does not respond.
The default snap installed personally dislikes me - the terrible smell of Windows influence.
Snap is a step towards limiting software review by the Linux community.
The installer will not run on older computers.
The default is Gnome. Heavy desktop. There are no settings to meet different user requirements.
Manjaro - after the next reboot the hornbeam did not start. And no information about the reason. Strange distributiv.
Linux Mint is a good distributiv. I used it on all computers for a long time.
The best solution for those looking for a Windows replacement.
Runs on older computers.
Optimal number of settings to meet different user requirements.
Debian XFCE is the final destination of my experiments.
Debian XFCE is a sign of your growing proficiency and understanding of Linux.
Use the XFCE desktop, this will allow you to create a desktop to suit your requirements and tasks.
The most optimal number of settings.
In XFCE you need to configure the context menu and panel.
For better control, you need to add a network indicator and processor load to the taskbar.
Install and run ufw.
Everything else is optional and nothing extra.
To install the latest changes, use debian-12.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso
The unique ability to create your own context menu will allow you to adapt XFCE to quickly launch programs.
I supplemented the context menu with my own programs and wrote my own file manager.
Debian with XFCE4 desktop is the most stable, reliable and user-friendly operating system!
A huge THANK YOU to all the developers and the entire DEBIAN community!
Eternal memory of Ian Murdock!



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Version: unstable
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-11-16
Votes: 64


If you depend on your machine for work, install stable- currently Bookworm - 12. Either way:

Pros:

Installer is straight forward and just works. Take your time and don't get click happy.
No Snap or Flatpak OOTB
Snap and/or Flatpak can be installed/enabled if you really want to
Software is mostly vanilla, as the developer intended.
Massive repositories with thousands of packages
When one installs a package it works, usually with no further effort on the users part.
For things not in the repos there is often a .deb package available on-line.
Exteremly stable, especially if one installs, well, stable.
Endless on-line documentation, articles and how-to's available on the interweb
Though not a distribution, unstable(sid) is mostly stable and is rolling.

Cons:

Can be boring (not sure this is a con).
The website is kinda poor abd hard to navigate. It can be a challenge to find the right .iso
Plain. If you're looking for flash and wow you will have to add it yourself.
Systemd. But there is always Devuan.

Disclaimer: I've used Debian for many years (BTW) with no major hiccups.

Sid with a full XFCE DE runs in ~650MB after fresh boot. One tab of Firefox bumps it up to ~1165MB.



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