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 4.0 (etch) is now STABLE !Edit
The endless waiting did have an end:
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (a.k.a. etch) was released April 8th, 2007.
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