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Last Update: 2018-04-25 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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testing
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
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Release Date 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 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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  •  cron 3.0pl1
  •  dftp 2.2
  •  dump 0.3
  •  hdparm 3.1
  •  hwtools 0.2
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  •  lsof 3.65
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  •  mingetty 0.9.4
  •  nfsroot 0.4
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  •  qcrack 1.0.1
  •  quota 1.55
  •  rpm 2.2.7
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  •  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
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  •  ae 962
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  •  base-passwd 1.2.0
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  •  bsdutils 3.0
  •  debianutils 1.3
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  •  e2fsprogs 1.06
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  •  gzip 1.2.4
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  •  loginutils 1.0
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  •  modules 2.0.0
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  •  sed 2.05
  •  setserial 2.10
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  •  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
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  •  minicom 1.75
  •  term 2.3.5
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  •  io 1.12
  •  j1 7
  •  kernel-source
  •  lesstif 0.50
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  •  libc5 5.4.13
  •  libdb 1.85.2
  •  libelf0 0.6.4
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  •  libobjects 0.1.19
  •  libpam 0.50
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  •  libtclobjc 1.1b3
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  •  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
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  •  pmake 1.0
  •  postgres95 1.01
  •  publib 0.20
  •  python 1.4.0
  •  ratfor77 1.0
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  •  strace 3.1
  •  tcl74 7.4p3
  •  tcl75 7.5p1
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  •  tclx74 7.4a-p2
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  •  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
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  •  gnugo 1.2
  •  gnushogi 1.2p03
  •  infocom 4.01pl2
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  •  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
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  •  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
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  •  libjpeg 6a
  •  libpng 0.89c
  •  libtiff3 3.4beta035
  •  mandelspawn 0.07
  •  mesa 2.0
  •  pixmap 2.6pl4
  •  saoimage 1.19
  •  svgalib 1.210
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  •  transfig 3.1.2a
  •  ucbmpeg 1r2
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  •  elm 2.4pl25
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  •  mailpgp 1.0
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  •  smartlist 3.10
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  •  vm 5.95beta
  •  xfaces 3.3
  •  bc 1.03
  •  calc 2.02e
  •  calctool 2.4.9
  •  freelip 1.0
  •  gnuplot 3.5
  •  jgraph 83
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  •  netcdf 2.4.3
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  •  bbdb 1.51
  •  bible-kjv 4.00
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  •  fdutils 4.3
  •  figlet 2.1.1
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  •  leave 1.4
  •  less 321
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  •  mcvert 2.15
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  •  mmv 1.01b
  •  most 4.6
  •  mtools 3.0
  •  patch 2.1
  •  pc532down 1.1
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  •  pj96n05 2
  •  pj96n06 2
  •  pj96n07 1
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  •  zip 2.01
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  •  CGI-modules 2.75
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  •  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
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  •  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
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  •  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
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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-21
Votes: 3


Pros:
-Stable as heck. Very polished distro
-No need to update your system for a long, long time
-Great knowledgeable community. Easier to get support then, let's say, Ubuntu
-Simple system. Relatively minimal too
-Not the largest but still a good amount of desktop environments to choose from. LXQt is coming in version 10 :D
-Very large amount of software
-It's good ol' Debian
Cons:
-apt has limited functionality compared to, let's say, dnf. At least it has an unused dependency cleaner unlike zypper
-When you do need/want proprietary software it might not be there in the nonfree repos.


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Version: 9
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-19
Votes: 11


Definately The OS to use on a PC but get ready to perform 30+ installations before you find the configuration that is right for you Unless You are a very experienced Linux user. I like the Xfce desktop with the Whiskers menu - even with all its faults and shortcommings - because it is the only one of the six desktops I can install, configure and use completely offline (after downloading all 4 Debian DVD's, the VLC extras, VBox and Mugshot). The major fault of installing Xfce is the need to add a large number of Admin tools to complete the installation, unlike the others. MATE is the next best one. You need to be connected online to install and use KDE. Every fresh desktop install has a seriously poor GUI - in my opinion. I'm guessing that's why most people prefer to use a 'polished' distro. I have security and performance issues with all the distros I looked at but not with Debian 9.4 - it truly is worth the extra work


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Version: 9
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-04-17
Votes: 0


I tried it and I say this system is a symbol of suffer.
I don't know who uses this system.
There are much better options there,
Definitely out of rage of a normal human.


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