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Debian

This page gives an introduction to Debian [1] and an overview of related articles.

What is Debian?

Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with more than 15490 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

Debian version [2]

Version Documentation Comments
Status Name Release number Release
information
Installation
guide
stable Jessie 8.0 (8.1) [3] [4] The stable version IS the version you should install.
oldstable Wheezy 7.0 (7.8) [5] [6] The previous stable version. You should consider upgrading. (It's still supported)
lts Squeeze 6.0 (6.0.10) [7] [8] The previous stable version. You should consider upgrading. (It's supported by Long-Term-Support until February 2016)
obsolete Lenny 5.0 (5.0.10) [9] [10] Obsolete stable version. Don't install it.
obsolete Etch 4.0 (4.0r9) [11] [12] Obsolete stable version. Don't install it.
obsolete Sarge 3.1 [13] [14] Obsolete stable version. Don't install it.
obsolete Woody 3.0 [15] [16] Obsolete stable version. Don't install it.
obsolete Potato 2.2 [17] [18] Obsolete stable version. Don't install it.
Development versions
testing Stretch n/a [19] n/a Development for next stable version. Not for production purpose.
unstable Sid n/a [20] n.a Early test of package. Not for production purpose.

Debian Support [21]

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Pages in category "Debian"

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