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Debian GNU/Linux

Debian is an operating system for your computer that consists only of Free Software. It uses the Linux kernel, and a large part of the basic tools that fill out the operating system come from GNU, which are also free. It comes with thousands of packages.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  05 May 2013 00:55

    Release Notes: This release adds various interesting features, including multiarch support, private clouds tools, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and frontends which remove the need for third-party repositories. There have been many software updates, including Apache 2.2.22, Asterisk, GIMP 2.8.2, GNOME 3.4, GCC 4.7.2, Icedove 10, Iceweasel 10, KDE 4.8.4, kFreeBSD 8.3 and 9.0, LibreOffice 3.5.4, Linux 3.2, MySQL 5.5.30, Java 6b27 and 7u3, Perl 5.14.2, PHP 5.4.4, PostgreSQL 9.1, Python 2.7.3 and 3.2.3, Samba 3.6.6, Xen 4.1.4, Xfce 4.8, X.Org 7.7, and more than 36,000 packages.

    •  06 Feb 2011 05:48

      Release Notes: Debian GNU/kFreeBSD was added as a technology preview for amd64 and i386. Non-free firmware was split out of the main archive. Dependency based booting was implemented. The installation process was improved with easier language selection and disk partitioning, support for 70 languages, and support for ext4 and btrfs (and ZFS on GNU/kFreeBSD). "Pure Blends" of Debian are available for Accessibility, DebiChem, EzGo, GIS, Multimedia, Edu, Med, and Science. The Chromium Web browser, Software Center, wicd, lxc, and more packages were added. Updated packages include KDE 4.4.5, GNOME 2.30, Xfce 4.6, LXDE 0.5.0, X.Org 7.5, 3.2.1, GIMP 2.6.11, Iceweasel 3.5.16, Icedove 3.0.11, GCC 4.4.5, Linux 2.6.32, Python 2.6/2.5/3.1, Perl 5.10.1, PHP 5.3.3, Xen 4.0.1 (dom0 and domU), and OpenJDK 6b18.

      •  18 Feb 2009 08:52

        Release Notes: This release includes GNU C Library 2.3.6, Python 2.4, PHP 5.2, GNU GCC 4.1 as the default compiler, Linux kernel 2.6.26, Xorg 7.3, GNU Emacs 22, GNOME 2.22, KVM, and many new fonts. The installer can now be started from inside Windows.

        •  02 Feb 2009 05:42

          Release Notes: This release updates the Linux kernel (2.6.26-13) and external modules (2.6.26-5). There are various bugfixes.

          •  24 Dec 2008 14:25

            No changes have been submitted for this release.

            Recent comments

            14 Nov 2003 00:31 jdassen

            Re: 4000?

            %Almost 10000 would be a better guess these days...

            11948 binary packages (i386); 7162 source packages currently. ("grep|wc -l"ed from relevant files in my apt's /var/lib/apt/lists/).

            20 Jul 2002 12:45 lintux

            > It comes with almost 4000 packages.

            Wrong! Almost 10000 would be a better guess these days...


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