Debian Information

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 kernel is the core of an OS), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project. Thus we refer to Debian as a Debian GNU/Linux operating system, giving credit to all its originators. Debian GNU/Linux provides much more than just the OS – a wide range of application software is included too. It comes with a total of over 29000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine.


Checking Debian Version
cat /etc/debian_version

Debian Features
Debian has access to online repositories that contain over 43,000 software packages[4] making it one of the largest software compilations.[5] Debian officially contains only free software, but non-free software can be downloaded from the Debian repositories and installed.[6] Debian includes popular free programs such as LibreOffice,[7] Iceweasel (Firefox) web browser, Evolution mail, K3b disc burner, VLC media player, GIMP image editor and Evince document viewer.[6] Debian is a popular choice for web servers.

Debian Versions



Debian 8.0 (“jessie”)
Debian 7.0 (“wheezy”)
Debian 6.0 (“squeeze”)
Debian 5.0 (“lenny”)
Debian 4.0 (“etch”)
Debian 3.1 (“sarge”)
Debian 3.0(“woody”)
Debian 2.2 (“potato”)
Debian 2.1 (“slink”)
Debian 2.0 (“hamm”)  

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