Debian Linux

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Debian Linux is one of the oldest and most reliable Linux distributions today, popular for both servers and desktops. Debian is used as the base operating system for Ubuntu Linux, Raspbian, Armbian and Linux Mint (which is directly based off Ubuntu).

Current release as of June 2019: Debian 9.9 Stretch

Debian Linux versions

Each Debian Linux release receives a codename:

  • Debian 9 – stretch
  • Debian 8 – jessie
  • Debian 7 – wheezy
  • Debian 6.0 – squeeze
  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 – lenny
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 – etch
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 – sarge
  • Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 – woody
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 – potato
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 – slink
  • Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 – hamm

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