At a glance
Open Source
Available, Supported
Aug-1993 (v.01)
Text & GUI, Multitasking
Workstation, Server
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
Summary A free Linux system developed by 500+ volunteers from around the world. It is also used as the basis in other major distributions.
News 4-May-2013 Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" released
6-Feb-2011 Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" released
14-Feb-2009 Version 5.0 released
8-Apr-2007 Version 4.0 released
1-Sep-2006 Version 3.1 r3 released
19-Apr-2006 Version 3.1 r2 released
25-Dec-2005 Version 3.1 released
19-Jul-2002 Version 3.0 released
3-Apr-2002 Version 2 2r6 released
5-Nov-2001 Version 2 2r4 released
17-Apr-2001Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r3 released
5-Dec-2000 Debian GNU/Linux 2.2r2 released
15-Aug-2000 Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 released
Product Debian Linux 7
Processor Pentium 4, at 1 GHz or better
RAM 64 MB minimum, 256 MB recommended (no desktop)
128 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended (desktop)
Drive space 1 GB depending on packages loaded (no desktop)
5 GB depending on packages loaded (desktop)
Drives Runs from hard disk, Prompt available from boot diskette
Video VGA or better
File systems Ext2, read/write access to FAT, FAT32, NTFS
Compatibility Linux programs
Interface Native text based interface. GUI support included with various desktops.
Installation Can be installed on primary or logical partitions, any drive
Variants Workstation
Versions v.01 1994
v1.1 1996
v1.2 Dec-1996
v1.3 Dec-1996
v2.0 Jul-1998
v2.1 Mar-1999
v2.2 Aug-2000
v2.2r2 Dec-2000
v2.2r3 Apr-2001
v2.2r4 Nov-2001
v2 2r5 Jan-2002
v2 2r6 Apr-2002
v3.0 Jul-2002
v3.0 r1 Dec-2002
v3.0 r2 Nov-2003
v3.0 r3 Oct-2004
v3.0 r4 Jan-2005
v3.1 r1 Dec-2005
v3.1 r2 Apr-2006
v3.1 r3 Sep-2006
v4.0 Apr-2007
v4.0 r6 Dec-2008
v5.0 Feb-2009
v5.0 r2 Apr-2009
v5.0 r3 Jun-2009
v5.0 r4 Jan-2010
v5.0 r5 Jun-2010
v5.0 r6 Sep-2010
v5.0 r7 Nov-2010
v6.0 Feb-2011
v7.0 May-2013
v7.5 Apr-2014
Downloads Download Debian FTP sites
Links Debian Linux
Books All books on Linux

Top titles
Publisher Open Source, No Commercial Publisher
Support VA Linux offers Debian support for $34.95 per-incident at 1-877-433-2426 (toll free)
Free forum support
Alternatives Other Linuxes, Windows, Solaris
Secrets Command Line Windows/DOS equivalents
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