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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 8710 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.

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.

Check out the S23 Wiki Debian RecentChanges page or:

External Links[edit]

  1. Official site: debian.org
  2. Rohan tutorial
  3. Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
  4. aboutdebian.com - Linux Server and Network Security
  1. Debian GNU/Linux device driver check page - HCL just paste your "lspci -n" output here, very useful

Related: GNU, Linux, Free software

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