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Last Update: 2018-06-20 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
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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
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1.2
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Release Date 2018-06-20 2018-06-20 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
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  •  doc-iana 1997.05
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  •  doc-linux-fr 97.05
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  •  doc-linux 97.03
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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-20
Votes: 0



Debian is simply the most stable, the most efficient, secure and well tested Distro Linux around the Open Source Universe.

Both to any type of Servers, Data Storage Server, Database Server, DNS Server, Application Server,
Development Server, Production Server etc, and Desktop environment, Debian is the most Rock Solid and complete UNIX-like Solution.

There are good UNIX-like solutions, such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD OS, Illumos Systems, and tons of Good Linux Distros (main are CentOS, Slackware, Gentoo Linux, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, RHEL, Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, Sabayon, LFS, Slitaz..).

But no of them and others area able to beat Debian GNU/Linux, that is simply the Best Open Source Operating System and Project all over the World.

The most advanced file system, BTRFS is native to Debian, and each year is becoming increasingly stable, efficient and capable, it will soon dethrone the old paradigm of the already stable and well-tested ZFS in critical mission production environment.

Therefore, Debian presents itself as the most robust and complete UNIX-like solution, surpassing even the longstanding UNIX systems, such as AIX, HP-UX and Oracle Solaris.



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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-13
Votes: 5


Debian has been my distro of choice for about 15 years. Still the best all-round distro, able to provide a solid application structure and a solid development environment.

I notice that lately it can be easier to re-install than to upgrade from a previous version. I had this experience from 7 to 8 and now 8 to 9: always there is something that does not migrate cleanly. In the age of docker it's not a big deal for servers if the upgrade process is broken, but it means that you'll need to budget some time to update your development workstation.

I miss the old sysvinit, but I guess we need to move on. It would be nice if we finally got a nice boot splash out of the deal at least...


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Version: 9
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-10
Votes: 1


After reading some of the reviews below, I thought I'd chime in:

Debian is quite easy to install, whats probably not so easy is navigating the Debian website to find the correct ISO to install, after that it is a painless process.

The installation will walk you through the install process e.g setting a domain name, computer name, username, root password, then choosing the partion table, then install, during install you choose to put grub on the MBR and so on.

Configuring Debian is also quite easy, most of what you do will be to adjust things via nano, like changing your sources.list or adding a user to the sudoers file.

There is an extensive amount of help for Debian on the web. You will quickly become confident using it.


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